Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Westport Point
Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a state-owned, public recreation area comprising more than on the Atlantic Ocean in the southern portion of the town of Westport, Massachusetts, United States. It is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and is one of the state’s "most popular facilities... welcom hundreds of thousands of visitors per year."DescriptionThe reservation occupies a peninsula that juts out from Westport's mainland with Rhode Island Sound to the southwest and Buzzards Bay to the southeast. The reservation features of barrier beach, marshland, and a protected estuary habitat. Most of the marshland is concentrated at the northern portion of the peninsula bordering Horseneck Channel and The Let.The barrier island known as Gooseberry Neck (or Gooseberry Island) is connected by a causeway to the main Horseneck Peninsula and is the southernmost extension of Horseneck Beach State Reservation. It partially divides Rhode Island Sound from Buzzards Bay. Horseneck Beach was acquired by the state in 1956, with Goose Neck being added to the state's recreational holdings in 1957.The Westport Historical Society notes that the name for the beach is likely taken "from the Algonquin word hassanegk, meaning 'cellar dwelling' or 'a house made of stone.'"Use our Westport Point trip itinerary maker to visit Horseneck Beach State Reservation on your trip to Westport Point, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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A buddy and I camped (tent) for the weekend to do some fishing. Overall, a nice campground but you need to know that there are no trees or vegetation to separate you from your neighbors. The good thin... read more »
We spent many great days at this beach during summer and still do it during this beautiful fall. This beach state reservation is awesome. The beach starts rocky, but walking towards the Westport River... read more »
We stayed from Thursday to Sunday. Not much to do there but sit at the Rocky beach. The night crew (DCR) could be a bit more courteous to us campers, they don't need to be banging on the side of the c... read more »
Great beach. Very quiet (except during the day when its non-stop generators). Even from the furthest spots from the beach you hear the ocean at night. Dark enough last night to see the milky way and a great meteor show. Very happy with this choice.
Great location, liked being so close the the surf I could hear it from campsite, and at night. Lousy bathrooms and showers, none of us wanted to use them. Glad it was only one night, on the way to Cape Cod. Good beach to walk at low tide only, otherwise, rocky.
My $ 3000 Honda generator was stolen litttle was done!
Needs electric to be a 5
I like the beach there and my kids love the waves
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