5 John Reed Road Westport, MA 02791
508-636-8816
Camp Office: 508-636-8817 (seasonal)

horseneck.beach@state.ma.us

Daily Parking Fee: $8 (includes surcharge)

Spread across nearly 600 acres of barrier beach and salt marsh, Horseneck Beach is one of the most popular facilities in the Massachusetts State Forests and Parks system. Located at the western end of Buzzards Bay, the sandy, southwest-facing, 2-mile long beach is breezy all year round, providing excellent wind surfing and a dependable respite from sweltering inland temperatures every summer. The combination of ocean beach and estuary habitat makes Horseneck one of the premier birding locations in New England. Behind the dunes near Gooseberry Neck (a rocky headland at the eastern end of the Reservation), is a 100-site campground Link to the image file. .

Trail Map

Healthy Trail logo green heart with saying "Healthy Trail" written around it


Park Directions

Horseneck beach is located in the southernmost part of eastern Massachusetts.

From the East:
Take I-195 West
Take Exit 10 to Route 88 South towards US-6
Entrance will be on the left

From the West:
Take I-195 East towards New Bedford
Take Exit 10 to Route 88 South towards US-6
Entrance will be on the left

From the North
Take Route 24 South to Route 195 East
Take Exit 10 to Route 88 South towards US-6
Entrance will be on the left


Things to know before you go…

The campground office hours are 8am–10pm; the regular camping season is from mid-May through mid-October. Swimming is only permitted at designated beaches in the reservation, and pets are not allowed at beaches and swimming areas. All the sand dunes are protected-entrance prohibited.