Mattapoisett Town Beach

Located in the heart of Mattapoisett’s quiet village center, sandy Mattapoisett Town Beach is a convenient destination for local families to enjoy a summer day on the shores of Mattapoisett Harbor. With calm waters, lots of boats to look at, and a playground in the sand, kids will love Mattapoisett Town Beach.

Features

sandy shoreline of Mattapoisett Town Beach

With lifeguards, calm waters, and a playground on the sand, Mattapoisett Town Beach is a great summertime destination for families with small children.

Mattapoisett Town Beach is a small neighborhood beach nestled in the town’s village center. Spend a day swimming and relaxing on the sandy beach, with its lovely view of Mattapoisett Harbor and Buzzards Bay. On clear days, you can gaze across the Bay to the Elizabeth Islands beyond.

The beach is especially great for families with small children. Kids will have a blast splashing in the harbor’s calm waters as they watch boats motor from nearby Mattapoisett Town Wharf. And with a swing set and a slide located on the sand, Mattapoisett Town Beach is sure to be a hit with your family!

Habitats & Wildlife

The open waters of Mattapoisett Harbor are a great spot to watch for ospreys hunting for fish in summer. The harbor is also home to many other birds, including gulls, terns, cormorants, and more. Under the waves, striped bass are known to visit the harbor in spring, which attracts local anglers looking for their next big catch.

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Details
Size: 1.9 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Large unpaved parking area; fee to park in summer (first week of July through last week of August)
Cost: $10 daily parking fee or $10/year for Mattapoisett resident/property owner parking pass
Dogs: No
Facilities: Restrooms (seasonal), Shower, Picnic Tables, Playground
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: Yes (seasonal)
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
32 Water St.
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
41.658479, -70.808973

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Mattapoisett Town Beach
Mattapoisett, MA
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