Onset Boat Ramp

Launch your vessel into the waters of Onset Bay from the newly renovated Onset Boat Ramp in Wareham. From this town-owned ramp, boaters and paddlers can explore Onset Bay’s protected coves or set off for a day of fishing in upper Buzzards Bay.

Features

people launching a boat into Broad Cove from the Onset boat ramp in Wareham

Launch your boat into Onset Bay from the town-owned Onset Boat Ramp. (Image: Wareham Harbormaster Department)

Upgraded in 2017, the Onset Boat Ramp features a 16-foot-wide, 104-foot-long concrete launching ramp into Broad Cove. From here, you can quickly reach Onset Bay and the waters of upper Buzzards Bay near the Cape Cod Canal. It’s also a place where paddlers can put in a kayak or paddleboard to explore the calm shorelines of Broad Cove and Muddy Cove.

Habitats & Wildlife

Onset Bay is a recreational paradise for outdoor enthusiasts of all types, but it’s particularly popular with anglers. In spring and fall, striped bass move into Onset Bay and other inshore waters, providing an excellent destination for striper fishing. The Onset Boat Ramp is the closest launch to great Onset Bay fishing spots such as Point Independence and Wickets Island.

Property Owned By
Details
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: No parking at boat ramp; on-street parking (vehicles and trailers) only in marked residential and non-residential areas
Cost: $30/year ($15/year seniors) for resident parking sticker or $50/year for non-resident parking sticker (available at Harbormaster Department office)
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Kayak Launch
Boat Ramp: Yes (concrete)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
50 East Blvd.
Wareham, MA 02538
41.744723, -70.656730

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Onset Boat Ramp
Wareham, MA
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Upcoming Events Near Here

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Sat, June 18
6:30AM - 10:30AM
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