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.