Hix Bridge Landing

Set on the upper East Branch of the Westport River, Hix Bridge Landing offers Westport residents a place to launch a boat or kayak into the river. With a dock and concrete ramp, this quiet town landing is a great place for boaters and paddlers to begin a river adventure.

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Dharma Voyage rowing at Hix Bridge Landing on the Westport River

Many different types of boaters – such as the Dharma Voyage rowing club – use Hix Bridge Landing as a launching point into the Westport River.

Hix Bridge Landing is accessible for both paddlecraft as well as larger boats on trailers. During warm-weather months, the landing sees lots of different types of boaters – from local paddlers and rowing clubs to anglers setting off to catch schoolie striped bass that move through the marshy outer portion of the East Branch in spring.

Habitats & Wildlife

The East Branch of the Westport River is an estuary: a place where fresh and salt water meet. Downstream from Hix Bridge Landing, the East Branch widens as it flows out toward Westport Harbor and Buzzards Bay.

Salt marshes line this calm section of the river, so look for herons and egrets stalking their next meal. Ospreys are also a common sight in summer, and bald eagles have been spotted in this area in recent years. Below the water’s surface, blue crabs swim, which makes Hix Bridge Landing is a popular spot for blue crabbing.

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Details
Size: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large unpaved parking lot (vehicles and trailers); resident permit required to park
Cost: $10/year for Westport residents and property owners
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Kayak Launch, Dock (wood/floating)
Boat Ramp: Yes (concrete)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
303 Hixbridge Rd.
Westport, MA 02790
41.569927, -71.070810
Westport Town Hall: (508) 636-1003

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Hix Bridge Landing
Westport, MA
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Set on the upper East Branch of the Westport River, Hix Bridge Landing is a place to launch a boat or kayak into the river.

Hix Bridge Landing

Set on the upper East Branch of the Westport River, Hix Bridge Landing is a place to launch a boat or kayak into the river.

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