Ned’s Point

Swim, picnic, and play in the shadow of Mattapoisett’s iconic Ned’s Point Lighthouse at this town-owned park and beach. With its large grassy lawn and rocky shoreline, Ned’s Point is a beautiful destination to enjoy a relaxing summer’s day on Buzzards Bay.

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grassy lawn next to Ned's Point Lighthouse at Veterans Memorial Park in Mattapoisett

The nearly 200-year-old Ned’s Point Lighthouse continues to aid boaters navigating in and out of Mattapoisett Harbor.

Officially known as “Veterans of Mattapoisett Memorial Park,” Ned’s Point is a hub of recreational activity on the shores of Mattapoisett Harbor. Take in a panoramic view of the harbor, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod, and the Elizabeth Islands as you picnic, fly a kite, or play ball with your kids. You can also swim, lounge, or launch a kayak at the small town beach here.

The most recognizable feature of this picturesque coastal park is Ned’s Point Lighthouse, a 39-foot stone lighthouse built in 1838. Today, it’s one of the smallest active lighthouses on Buzzards Bay.

Habitats & Wildlife

Ned’s Point sits at the edge of Mattapoisett Harbor, where the sheltered inner harbor opens up to the outer harbor and Buzzards Bay. These waters are a hot spot for striper fishing, particularly in spring. Cast a line from the rocks at Ned’s Point or launch your boat from the nearby town wharf to fish offshore.

Property Owned By
Size: 4 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large gravel parking area
Dogs: No
Facilities: Kayak Launch, Restrooms (seasonal), Showers (seasonal), Picnic Tables, Trash
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
50 Ned’s Point Rd.
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
41.651213, -70.795289
Mattapoisett Recreation: (508) 758-4548
Beach & Shellfishing Information: (508) 758-4100 x6

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Ned’s Point
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Ned’s Point

Swim, picnic, and play in the shadow of Mattapoisett’s Ned’s Point Lighthouse at this town-owned park and beach.

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