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Situated just behind the sand dunes, the 100-site campground at Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a camping destination like no other. The cobblestone beach provides breathtaking views of Buzzards Bay, access to swimming and surfcasting and two miles of beach to explore.

Natural Features

Spread across nearly 800 acres of barrier beach and salt marsh, Horseneck Beach is one of the most popular facilities in the MA State Park system. Barrier beaches are narrow strips of beach and dunes that are slightly elevated from sea level and provide habitat for wildlife and protection to inland marshes and development.

Located at the western end of Buzzards Bay, southwest-facing, 2-mile long beach is breezy all year round, providing excellent wind surfing and a dependable respite from sweltering inland temperatures in the summer. The combination of ocean beach and estuary habitat makes Horseneck one of the premier birding locations in New England. Relax on the beach, swim, build sand castles or get lost in a book. The exclusive location of Horseneck provides an excellent spot for fishing. An unstaffed barrier island, Gooseberry Neck, with walking trails, access to unguarded beach, a boat ramp and remnants of two World War II observation towers is nearby and waiting for you to explore. Horseneck Beach and Gooseberry Island are great locations for birding, biking and kayaking too!
The campground offers 100 brand new fully asphalted back-in campsites, a comfort station with flush toilets and hot showers, a dumping station, playground, basketball and volleyball courts, and access to a beautiful, unguarded cobblestone beach. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring.

Swimming is permitted at designated beach areas only and pets are not allowed on the beach or swimming areas. Please note that the beach naturally has a lot of cobblestone. You might want to bring water shoes with you. All the sand dunes are protected and entrance is prohibited.
Nearby Attractions
While in the area, be sure to visit other nearby DCR properties: Demarest Lloyd State Park, Freetown State Forest and Nasketucket Bay State Reservation. For more information click here.

Please read the important information below, prior to making a reservation.


Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Massachusetts state parks and campgrounds.

Campsite Fees at Horseneck Beach State Reservation $22 for MA resident / $70 for non-resident plus $6 electric surchage where applicable. THERE IS A $4.50 NON-REFUNDABLE TRANSACTION CHARGE FOR EACH RESERVATION MADE.

Massachusetts prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of any DCR campground. Firewood must be purchased at the campground. Transportation of firewood or other wood products, may result in eviction. PLEASE NOTE THAT FIREWOOD SALES ARE BY CREDIT CARD ONLY. EFFECTIVE 2021, THE COST IS $7 PER BUNDLE.

Check-in time is 1:00 to 9:00 pm; check out by 11:00 am. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. The use of generators is not permitted.

Reservation and Occupancy:

Campers and/or 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 have their reservation cancelled and be asked to leave the park.

Reservations must be in the name of the primary occupant, who is at least 18 years of age. A photo ID is required at check- in and must match the name on the reservation. Campsite occupancy is limited to four adults, or two adults and the children in their care. Campsites are limited to two tents, or one tent and one trailer or RV, and two vehicles maximum (including tow trailers) per site.

Reservations with departure dates outside the 4-month maximum window cannot be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made. Cancellations and changes will incur a $10 fee. Day of arrival cancellations require a phone call to the campground and will result in the loss of the first night's camping fee, plus the $10 cancellation fee. Reserved campsites will be held until 8:00 am on the day after your scheduled arrival date. If we are not contacted, your reservation will be no-showed resulting in no refund.

Camping with Pets:

Pets are permitted at most campgrounds and there is a limit of four pets per campsite. A current rabies certificate must be presented at check-in. Pets must be leashed at all times and cannot be left unattended. Pets are not permitted in state buildings or when camping in a yurt or cabin.

Horseneck Beach State Reservation camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Horseneck Beach State Reservation campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Horseneck Beach State Reservation or day pass availability.