Pease Park

Pease Park is one of three public boat ramps managed by the town of Fairhaven. Located on the busy shores of inner New Bedford Harbor, the boat ramp at Pease Park offers vessels up to 50 feet a place to launch. From here, boaters can embark on an adventure beyond the hurricane barrier to the open waters of Buzzards Bay.

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two empty boat ramps at Pease Park in Fairhaven

Launch your vessel into inner New Bedford Harbor from one of two concrete boat ramps at Pease Park in Fairhaven.

The Jim Holmes Memorial Boat Ramp at Pease Park provides boats up to 50 feet long access to inner New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay. With trailer parking for a small daily fee, Pease Park is a convenient place to launch on your next Bay adventure. Pease Park also has dinghy storage, which makes it easy for small boat owners to get out on the water. There is heavy marine traffic in this industrial harbor, so take care when boating here.

For locals, Pease Park also provides a spot to stop and rest on a walk or bike ride through the neighborhood. There are several shade trees, benches, and grassy spots at this park, giving you a place to sit and watch boats on the busy harbor.

Habitats & Wildlife

Inner New Bedford Harbor is a highly developed area with active shipping, commercial fishing, and recreational boating. Gulls soar through the skies over the harbor, and jellyfish fill the water in summer. Because of the ongoing cleanup of toxic PCB pollution, the harbor is strictly off-limits to fishing, shellfishing, and beachcombing.

Property Owned By
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Medium-sized paved parking area (vehicles and trailers)
Cost: $7/day (payable on site) or $50/year for Fairhaven boat ramp sticker
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: Boat Ramp
Boat Ramp: Yes (concrete)
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: Yes

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
99 Pease Street
Fairhaven, MA 02719
41.639007, -70.906621

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Pease Park
Fairhaven, MA
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