One of the things I love about Westport and Dartmouth is the peaceful Lifestyle. Westport and Dartmouth both offer beautiful rolling farmland, country stands & farmers markets. The scenic Rivers are a joy to Kayak. Westport town beach is simply uplifting for a beach stroll its a very special place. Round Hill Beach in Dartmouth is just lovely and scenic. Considered by many the most beautiful beaches in New England with their warm water for swimming.
- East Beach in Westport boasts the most beautiful sunsets......
- Demarest Lloyd State Park (Dartmouth) - Come to one of the areas best kept secrets to walk the sandy beach that overlooks the mouth of the Slocums River into Buzzards Bay or hike the easy trails that follow along tidal marshes and through hilly oak forest to scenic views of the beach, bay, river, and creeks.
- Horseneck Beach State Reservation (Westport Point) - This 600-acre DCR reservation, comprised of beautiful barrier beach and salt marsh ecosystems, contains the popular 2-mile long Horseneck Beach, which sits at the entrance to Buzzards Bay. Stroll the beach (or the paved walking path that runs along it) or head over to Gooseberry Island to explore the nature trails and one of the premier birding locations in New England. For water trails, launch a kayak to discover miles of tidal inlets that cut through the marsh.
- * FREE, Open to the public Year Round & PET FRIENDLY! is Gooseberry Island, a Nice Beach & Walking trail, with Some Westport History behind it too! Drive down Rte. 88 until you can't drive anymore (passing Horseneck) Then take a right at the stop sign, down about a mile over the cause way.
Westport and Dartmouth Parks and Beach Facilities Things to Do…..
Apponagansett Park (77 Gulf Rd. Dartmouth ) Apponagansett Park offers scenic harbor views, a sandy beach area, gazebo for small functions (view reservation information), picnic area, volleyball court, playground equipment and basketball court. Lifeguards are on duty 9 am to 5 pm from July 1st through Labor Day. The park is open year round to the general public. Fees apply during the summer season for parking and special events. Concerts under the stars every Wednesday evening 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Ice Cream Bucket located on site is open mid May through Labor Day for ice cream and light fare.
Cornell Pond (707 Old Fall River Rd Dartmouth)
Cornell Pond is a quaint scenic facility right on the pond. A charcoal grill and picnic tables are available for your convenience as well as swings for the children. This facility can be enjoyed by any town resident year round at no charge.
Dartmouth Community Park (Dartmouth Street)
Dartmouth Community Park is the town's newest recreation facility. Located between the Southworth Library and Cushman School, the new park is home to the town's first fully ADA accessible public park playground. Additionally the site offers picnic and sitting areas, open field space and a paved walking loop. This facility is open to the general public year round.
Dartmouth Regional Park & Trails (DRPT) (443 Old Fall River Rd Dartmouth )
DRPT is a multi-faceted regional park for both active and passive recreation. When visiting the site you will find basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, playground equipment, ball fields (view reservation information), picnic grove, walking trail and a pavilion which can be reserved for special functions (view reservation information). This facility is open year round and can be accessed by all with the proper parking pass.
Jones Park (66 St. John Street Dartmouth )
Jones Park offers a sandy beach area, bathhouse, softball field, picnic tables, horseshoe pits and playground equipment. Lifeguards and Gate Guards are on staff the end of June through Labor Day. This site is open 9 am to 5 pm year round to the general public. Parking fees apply during the summer season. The softball field can be reserved for leagues or one-time events (view reservation information).
Paskamansett Landing (287 State Road) Near New York Bagel on Rte. 6 Dartmouth
Paskamansett Landing is a small picnic area and canoe launch. This site overlooks the Paskamansett waterfall and offers excellent canoe access of the river north of State Road.
Paskamansett Park (879 Russells Mills Rd. Dartmouth )
Paskamansett Park is a newly constructed site with a picnic area, walking trail and canoe launch offering residents access to the Paskamansett from State Road to Russells Mills Road.
Round Hill Beach 231 Smith Neck Road,S. Dartmouth- see photo
Round Hill is an exclusive residents only beach overlooking Buzzards Bay, the Elizabeth Islands and abuts the Colonel Green property. This beautiful site contains a bathhouse open during summer beach hours and a concession vehicle during peak lunch hours. Lifeguards and Gate Guards are on duty from mid June through Labor Day. Summer hours of operation are Sunday - Saturday 9 am to 8 pm (June - August 15). Sunday - Saturday 9 am to 7 pm (August 16 - September 7th). Round Hill can be accessed by residents only, by purchasing a beach sticker or day pass. One day passes are only sold Monday through Friday, no weekends or holidays. This site will remain open year round weather permitting.
Russells Mills Landing (50 Horseneck Rd Dartmouth )
Russell's Mills Landing is a natural, historic site that is beautiful for family picnics. It is equipped with park benches, picnic tables, a tennis court, playground equipment and a launching area for canoes/kayaks to tour the Slocum River. This facility is open year round at no charge for everyone's enjoyment.
DARTMOUTH FARMERS MARKET
Open Fridays 1-6pm from June 1st to October 26th 2018 Located at St Mary’s Parish Center Lawn. A quaint Friday afternoon market featuring locally grown produce, locally crafted handmade designs, and live music! Bring some friends and enjoy a leisurely Friday afternoon shopping at the park! Then enjoy a stroll through the village & the beach close by
Westport Farmers Market The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from June. 16 to Sept. 29 at the south parking lot of the Town Annex at 856 Main Road Westport Mass