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Horseneck Beach State Reservation, MA

Photo: Horseneck Beach State Reservation


Spread across nearly 600 acres of barrier beach and salt marsh, Horseneck Beach is one of the most popular facilities in the MA State Park 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. Behind the dunes near Gooseberry Neck (a rocky headland at the eastern end of the Reservation), is a 100-site campground. The combination of ocean beach and estuary habitat makes Horseneck one of the premier birding locations in New England.

IMPORTANT: MA State Parks prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities. Arriving customers must get their firewood at the campground. Firewood is available for $5.00 per bundle. Pricing may vary at campgrounds with camp stores. Transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities may result in eviction, or substantial fine, or both.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Basketball Court
  • Boat Ramp
  • Camping
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Leashed Pet Allowed
  • Playground
  • Public Telephones
  • R.V. Dumping
  • Ranger Station
  • Scenic Viewing Area
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tot Playground
  • Universal Access
  • Volleyball Court
Alerts and Important Information

IMPORTANT: The United States Centers for Disease Control, DCR's MassParks and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health encourage everyone to be safe outdoors. Diseases associated with ticks and mosquitoes are growing threats in Massachusetts. When outdoors, please take necessary precautions as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control.

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Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Massachusetts State Parks and Campgrounds.

The reservation must be in the name of the primary occupant.

To ensure fairness for all MA customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 6-month Maximum Window cannot be changed or canceled until 18 days after the reservation was made.

If you choose to cancel or change your reservation, a $10.00 fee will be charged. The reservation transaction charge is non-refundable.

Cancellations made on the day of arrival must be made by contacting the campground and will result in the loss of the first night's camping use fee plus the $10.00 cancellation fee. Fees will be deducted from any refunds due or will be added to future reservations. Refunds of $5.00 or less cannot be processed. If you leave early, please check-out at the contact station.

If you are unable to arrive on your scheduled arrival date, you must call the campground. Failure to contact the park by 8:00 A.M. the morning following your scheduled arrival date may result in your campsite being reassigned to another camper and forfeiture of all fees paid.

Help this state forest, park or beach by donating to the Conservation Trust.

Learn more about our volunteer host camping program.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our campers:
  • Horseneck Beach is located on a barrier beach therefore, may be closed at any time due to severe weather conditions.
  • Respect the 14-day camping limit. To ensure that many campers enjoy our parks, campers and camping equipment are limited to 14 cumulative days occupancy in any one park between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Violators of the 14-day limit may be asked to leave the park.
  • Don't overcrowd your campsite. Please limit site occupancy to four people or one family (parents and children 17 or under). Please limit site equipment to two tents or one trailer or RV and one tent. Also, please no more than two vehicles per campsite.
  • Check-in time is 1:00 P.M.; Check-out time is 11:00 A.M.
  • Quiet hours are 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
  • Pets are welcome in most campgrounds, but please keep them on a 10' leash at all times, clean up after them, never leave them unattended and prevent them from disturbing others. Also, you must bring proof of rabies vaccination when camping with your pet. Pets are prohibited from designated beach areas, Boston Harbor Islands, Camp Nihan and all yurt and cabin sites.
  • Massachusetts law requires that children age 16 and under wear a helmet when bicycling. The MA DCR encourages all cyclists to wear a helmet and to cycle safely.
  • Please do not feed wild animals.

Getting There:

From Boston:

Rte. 93 South to Rte. 128 North. Follow Rte. 128 North only a short distance to Rte. 24 South. Follow Rte. 24 South to Fall River and the intersection with 195 East. Follow Rte. 195 East to Exit 10 and Rte. 88 South. Follow Rte. 88 South 11 miles to its end and follow the signs for Horseneck Beach. The campground is beyond the main beach parking lot on the right.

From Providence, RI:

Follow Rte. 195 East to Exit 10 and Rte. 88 South. Follow Rte. 88 South 11 miles to its end and follow the signs for Horseneck Beach.

From Cape Cod:

Take Rte. 495 North to Rte. 195 West. Follow Rte. 195 West to Exit 10 and Rte. 88. Follow Rte. 88 South to its end and follow the signs for Horseneck Beach. The campground is on the right after the main beach parking area.

Campground Address:
John Reed Road (Route 88)
Westport Point, MA

Campground Phone Number:

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Horseneck Beach State Reservation
John Reed Road (Route 88)

Phone Number:

Information: (508)636-8817