Shell Point Beach

Just around the corner from Onset Beach lies Shell Point Beach, a town beach that overlooks Onset Bay. With sandy shores and a grassy park, Shell Point Beach is a great destination to swim, paddle, and walk while taking in Wareham’s coastal scenery.

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people playing beach volleyball at Shell Point Beach in Onset

Local residents gather at Shell Point Beach to play beach volleyball by the water.

Shell Point Beach is so close to popular Onset Beach, they both share the same sandy shoreline! In fact, you can walk along the sand from one beach to the other, which offers some nice exercise and fresh air for local residents.

Like Onset Beach, the water at Shell Point Beach is warm and shallow, which makes it a perfect spot for families with small children. Love paddling? Shell Point Beach is also a great place to launch a kayak or paddleboard and set off to explore Onset Bay.

From the park at Shell Point Beach, you can enjoy a beautiful view of Wareham’s coastal waters – busy Onset Bay to the east and calm, sheltered Shell Point Bay to the west. We particularly recommend visiting at sunset; the colorful display across the water is spectacular.

Habitats & Wildlife

Onset Bay plays host to a variety of water-loving bird species all year round, and Shell Point Beach is a wonderful place for bird enthusiasts to see them. In summer, you’re likely to see ospreys, herons, egrets, and gulls here. In autumn and winter, look for flocks of migratory ducks and geese out on the protected waters of Shell Point Bay.

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Details
Size: 1.6 acres
Hours: 8am to 9pm
Parking: Large paved parking lot; fee to park May 1 to October 1
Cost: $2/hour for meters; Wareham residents can park at Shell Point Beach with a resident parking sticker ($30/year or $15/year for seniors)
Dogs: No
Facilities: Restrooms (seasonal)
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
Onset, MA 02558
41.737646, -70.664233

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Shell Point Beach
Onset, MA
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Fri, October 27
5:15PM - 6:15PM
William Minot Forest,
Wareham
Buzzards Bay Swim
Sat, June 30
6:00AM - 11:00AM
The Edge Seafood & Lounge,
New Bedford
Puddle Jumpers
Mon, October 23
11:00AM - 11:50AM
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