Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Westport Point

(3.5/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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.
Source
Create a full Westport Point itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Westport Point

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Massachusetts by other users

10 days in Newport & Boston BY A USER FROM CANADA June, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in New England BY A USER FROM IRELAND August, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Boston BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Boston BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in New England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in New England BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful, peaceful, rocky beach coast line. Great camping area or just to visit for the day. Just a few minutes away.. 
  • 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...  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...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • One of the best beaches in New England!
  • 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!
  • It was windy AF but we got Turnt