Besse Park

Located on The Narrows in the heart of Wareham Center, Besse Park’s sport fishing pier is a hotspot for local anglers looking for stripers and snapper blues. With picnic tables set on a grassy lawn and dock tie-ups for transient boaters, this town-owned park is a welcoming place for visitors and community members alike.

Features

man fishing from sport fishing pier at Besse Park in Wareham

Cast a line from the sport fishing pier into the Wareham River from Besse Park.

Besse Park is well known for its public sport fishing pier, where anglers line up each spring to catch “schoolie” stripers making their way up the Wareham River. Visiting boaters in need of a safe harbor can reserve transient moorings and dockage at Besse Park, with a full range of services offered at neighboring Zecco Marina. Even if you’re not a boater or fishing enthusiast, you can still come to Besse Park to enjoy the water view or catch a fun community event.

Habitats & Wildlife

Besse Park sits along The Narrows, where the freshwater Agawam and Wankinco rivers meet to form the Wareham River. This confluence of fresh and salt water creates a rich environment where fish, birds, and other animals gather to feed. From here, the river flows south to the upper portion of Buzzards Bay, near the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal.

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Details
Size: 1.56 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Small paved parking lot
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: Pier (wood), Dock (floating), Trash, Picnic Table
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Accessible: Yes

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
81 Main St.
Wareham, MA 02571
41.755866, -70.712164
Wareham Harbormaster: (508) 291-3100 x3186
Email: harbormaster@wareham.ma.us

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Besse Park
Wareham, MA
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Upcoming Events Near Here

Mindfulness Walk: Goldavitz Bog
Sun, December 15
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Goldavitz Bog,
Marion
Women’s Walk at Dodge Reserve
Sun, December 15
10:00AM - 11:30AM
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10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Embark into the Wareham River and upper Buzzards Bay from Tempest Knob, a town-owned public boat ramp in Wareham.

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With sandy shores and a grassy park, Shell Point Beach is a perfect destination to explore Wareham’s coastal scenery.

Agawam River Trail

The Agawam River Trail in East Wareham offers a peaceful stroll, vistas of the Agawam River, and a paddling launch.

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Bay Health: Besse Park

Located on The Narrows in the heart of Wareham Center, Besse Park’s sport fishing pier is a hotspot for local anglers looking for stripers and snapper blues. With picnic tables set on a grassy lawn and dock tie-ups for transient boaters, this town-owned park is a welcoming place for visitors and community members alike.

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