Jones Beach

Located on the western shore of Clarks Cove in Dartmouth, sandy Jones Beach is a family-friendly destination for outdoor summer recreation. Local residents can enjoy the calm waters of Clarks Cove and the fresh air off Buzzards Bay at this town-owned beach and park.

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picnic tables at Jones Park in Dartmouth

Have a picnic with friends and family by the water at Jones Park in Dartmouth.

Jones Beach’s main draw is its sandy shoreline on Clarks Cove. This sheltered cove is a great place for kids to splash and play in the waters of Buzzards Bay. Across the way, you can see views of Fort Taber Park and the Bay’s open waters.

For even more family fun, Jones Beach also has a park with a playground, softball field, horseshoe pits, and a picnic area, making this a fantastic summer destination for local residents to enjoy.

Habitats & Wildlife

The sandy shores of Jones Park are a stopover for birds all year long. Scan the sea and sky for gulls, ospreys, and terns in summer; in the winter, visit the park to watch for migratory ducks on the water.

Property Owned By
Size: 2 acres
Hours: 9am-5pm
Parking: Large paved parking lot
Cost: Fee to park in summer ($10/day for Dartmouth residents and non-residents or $35/year for resident season pass)
Dogs: No
Facilities: Restrooms (seasonal), Picnic Tables, Playground
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: Yes (late June through Labor Day)
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
66 St. John St.
Dartmouth, MA 02748
41.606191, -70.932878

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Jones Beach
Dartmouth, MA
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Upcoming Events Near Here

April Dusk Hike
Fri, April 26
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Lloyd Center for the Environment,
Spring Bird Walk: Migrants on the Move
Sat, April 27
7:00AM - 9:00AM
Lloyd Center for the Environment,
Spring Daffodil Ride
Sun, April 28
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Parsons Reserve,

Nearby Places To Go

Apponagansett Park

Apponagansett Park in Dartmouth is a fun summertime destination that truly offers something for everybody.

Hazelwood Park

Set on a hill overlooking Clarks Cove, Hazelwood Park is a destination for outdoor recreation in New Bedford's South End.

Fort Taber Park

With a sandy beach, bike path, and fishing pier, Fort Taber Park offers sweeping Buzzards Bay views steeped in history.

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