West Rodney French Boulevard Boat Ramp
The West Rodney French Boulevard boat ramp in New Bedford’s South End offers boaters, paddlers, and anglers access to scenic Clarks Cove. From this city-owned public boat ramp, you can explore the protected cove or head out on an adventure on the open waters of Buzzards Bay.
The boat ramp on West Rodney French Boulevard in New Bedford is easily accessible for powerboats and sailboats on trailers. It’s also a place where paddlers can put in a kayak to explore the rocky shoreline of Clarks Cove. With sandy West Beach right next door, this stretch of coastline is a great destination for water-loving families. The Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail also begins near here, which leads cyclists for several miles along Clark’s Point to Fort Taber Park and East Beach.
Habitats & Wildlife
Clarks Cove is a great spot to watch for birds out on the open waters. There are always gulls flying here, and terns and ospreys visit in the summer. Scup, bluefish, and even a few striped bass swim under the waves; nearby, you might see a few quahoggers digging for clams in the shallows.