Hoppy’s Landing

Called a “fisherman’s paradise” by its namesake Robert “Hoppy” Hobson, Hoppy’s Landing on West Island in Fairhaven is a gorgeous gateway to the waters of Buzzards Bay. With its excellent access to the Bay and unique nautical décor, this public town landing draws boaters, fishermen, and paddlers to its sandy, rocky shores.

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boat ramp at Hoppy's Landing in Fairhaven

With a boat ramp and pier on the stunning shores of West Island, Hoppy’s Landing is the perfect spot to launch your boat for a day on Buzzards Bay.

Located by the West Island causeway in Fairhaven, Hoppy’s Landing feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of life. Boaters can launch from the ramp and pier here to enjoy a day exploring Buzzards Bay. Across the street, Earl’s Marina meets boating needs including food, fuel, and repairs.

Paddlers can also launch from the small, sandy beach at Hoppy’s Landing to explore the coast of nearby West Island and Nasketucket Bay. For a true sea kayaking adventure, paddle around West Island Town Beach to West Island State Reservation on the island’s east side.

Habitats & Wildlife

Hoppy’s Landing is located on the south side of the causeway that connects West Island to the mainland in Fairhaven. Boaters and paddlers have direct access to the open waters of Buzzards Bay as well as the protected coves of Nasketucket Bay. Look for gulls, terns, and ospreys soar through the air on summer days. The nearby salt marshes provide a home for crabs and fish.

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Details
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large crushed-shell parking area (vehicles and trailers)
Cost: $7/day (payable on site) or $50/year for Fairhaven boat ramp sticker
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Kayak Launch, Pier (wood), Restrooms, Trash
Boat Ramp: Yes (concrete)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: Yes

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
69 Goulart Memorial Dr.
Fairhaven, MA 02719
41.596173, -70.843842

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Hoppy’s Landing
Fairhaven, MA
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