Swifts Neck Beach

Situated on a wide bend of the Wareham River near its mouth at Buzzards Bay, Swifts Neck Beach is a perfect place for Wareham residents to spend a peaceful day swimming or combing the shore. The long, sandy shoreline at this town beach is a great spot for kids to search for creatures hiding in the mud flats and beach grasses.

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Features

Swifts Neck Beach is a cozy neighborhood beach in a residential community in West Wareham. With a mixture of sand and grass along the shore, the beach has a natural feel that’s fun for kids to explore. At low tide, muck around the tide pools to find clams and hermit crabs peeking up from the muddy sand.

little girl holding a beach pail

Search the muddy flats at Swifts Neck Beach with your kids to find cool creatures like hermit crabs, grass shrimp, and seaweed.

There’s a concrete boat ramp at Swifts Neck Beach, where boats can launch into the Wareham River at high tide. (At low tide, only low-draft boats should launch here.) From Swifts Neck Beach, anglers can easily reach the rich fishing grounds of the Cape Cod Canal. You can also go quahogging in the shallows (with a Wareham recreational shellfish permit) or launch a kayak from the shore to explore Swifts Neck’s tidal creeks.

Habitats & Wildlife

With its wide, open waters that transition from salt water to fresh, the Wareham River hosts a variety of water birds throughout the year. Like most other beaches, gulls are a ubiquitous presence. But look for more unique species here too, like buffleheads and brant geese in winter. Take a break from swimming to walk the shore, and you might spot tiny hermit crabs scurrying across the muddy sand.

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Details
Size: 2.1 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Two large paved parking lots; fee to park May 1 to October 1
Cost: $30/year for residents ($15/year for seniors); $10/day, $30/week, or $50/year for non-residents
Dogs: No
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Restrooms (seasonal)
Boat Ramp: Yes (concrete)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
15 Roby St.
Wareham, MA 02571
41.739124, -70.715651

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Swifts Neck Beach
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