Little Harbor Beach

With its sandy shoreline and gently lapping waves, Little Harbor Beach in Wareham is a wonderful place for local residents to swim, beachcomb, and enjoy a day by the water. On one side of the beach, a quiet salt marsh invites you to explore by foot or kayak; on the other side, wide-open views of water and sky welcome you to Buzzards Bay’s breezy shores.

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smiling boy holding a beach pail in winter at Little Harbor Beach in Wareham

Even in winter, Little Harbor Beach is a fun place to bring your kids to look for shells in the sand.


No matter what time of year it is, Little Harbor Beach is worth checking out. In summer, the beach is a busy destination for Wareham families to splash in the open waters of Buzzards Bay. In winter, the beach quiets down, but the views remain spectacular for long walks along the shore.

If you enjoy kayaking, head to Little Harbor Beach for a quiet paddle through the marsh or an adventure on the Bay’s waves all the way to the Cape Cod Canal. You can put in a kayak at the marsh’s edge along the far side of the parking lot.

Habitats & Wildlife

Because of its location at the head of Buzzards Bay, the sandy shore at Little Harbor Beach is an excellent spot for beachcombing. In the off-season, bring your kids to the beach to look for bay scallop, quahog, mussel, whelk, and ark shells hidden in the sand.

Another special habitat here is the salt marsh that wraps around Little Harbor. Birds flock to this protected marsh, which makes it an interesting place for local birders that’s close to another birding hotspot: Mass Audubon’s Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Back over on the beach, lucky birders might spot a rare piping plover, which have been observed here.

Property Owned By
Size: 22 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large paved parking lot; resident parking sticker required
Cost: $30/year residents, $15/year seniors, $50/year resident guests
Dogs: No
Facilities: Restrooms (seasonal)
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: Yes (late May to Labor Day)
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
99 Beach Plum Ln.
Wareham, MA 02571
41.725943, -70.673483

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Little Harbor Beach
Wareham, MA
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