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Awesome spot to walk picnic reflect

Beautiful spot overlooking water! Wonderful place to go alone or with others hike picnic hidden gem... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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Small but beautiful state park with child safe ocean beach

Although the beach changes seasonally there is generally wide shallow areas for toddlers and little... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2015
Westport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This beach is far off the beaten path and I can understand why I hadn’t heard of it. It is unbelievably rocky so not a good place for walking. I went in the water which was warm and clean but not without falling on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dustnic
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I love coming to this beach all summer. You can wade in the sandbars, miles from the shoreline. You can picnic in the shade at the firepit sites, you can explore the sealife and the tidal flats...there is so much to do.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MeliMoose78
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot overlooking water! Wonderful place to go alone or with others hike picnic hidden gem great place to enjoy the outdoors

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Dreilly777
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Hubby & I spent a beautiful Sunday exploring south east coastal MA. We decided to check out this state beach. We love Horse Neck Beach in Westport so we thought Demarest next town over would be just as nice. Oh boy we're we wrong! First...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

A great beach to visit in or off season. Park outside the gate when closed but don't block access. The walk in and out is short and pleasant. The beach here can be rocky or sandy with several exposed sand bars at low tide. You...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank smpfen
Reviewed July 4, 2016

If only the state spent some money to clear the rocks it would be the perfect beach, the water was clear and warm. Good picnic area too for families. Life guards on duty which is a plus. The out houses were disgusting, not sure of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice shallow beach with multiple sandbars. Lifeguards during peak summer only. Ample parking and restrooms with outdoor showers. Only the far end of the beach has sand. Great for little kids and older kids for exploring!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank KandaceD_13
Reviewed March 31, 2016

A beach with several sand bars at low tide that allow you go our a very far distance from shore. Be careful for the incoming time so you are not stranding in water too deep. Picnic facilities, bathhouse, restrooms and parking are all available.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank smpfen
Reviewed January 1, 2016

We spent about 15 minutes walking around the park. It was very rocky and the children had a difficult time manuvering around the rocks. We didn't find much to do. We should have taken notice of the empty parking lot and the sign that stated...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Ronica48443
Reviewed November 11, 2015

Although the beach changes seasonally there is generally wide shallow areas for toddlers and little ones to wade and play out of large waves harm. Beach house redone in past few years. Are for family picnics, tributary stream for kids to puddle around in and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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