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Address: 1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA 02790
Phone Number: 508-636-2437
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Activities: Birdwatching

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Stunning out of the way beach walk

Rocky beach, unusual for this area. Vbroad vistas of marsh and Elizabeth Islands Watch swans on the pond and sailboats on the sound. Not a beach to sunbathe, but a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Needham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Rocky beach, unusual for this area. Vbroad vistas of marsh and Elizabeth Islands Watch swans on the pond and sailboats on the sound. Not a beach to sunbathe, but a beautiful, quiet, walk at any time of the year.

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The trail around the pond is pretty with a viewing dock of a large osprey nest. However, after about 1/4 mile it becomes quite overgrown. Backtrack and go in the opposite direction to the beach. Beach is truly spectacular. Protected, long arc with fantastic ocean views. Stricly for walking or resting. No chairs, picnicking, or swimming allowed. Just the most... More 

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

beautiful tranquil place to enjoy the ocean, pick shells, bird watch. There is a tidal pond area with various birds and when you make the loop you come out to the beach area. Definitely worth the trip. Spent a few hours there yesterday and the day before. Great place to unwind. There is no fee but they do have a... More 

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Mssachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

What a beautiful place to spend a few hours! Several walking trails to choose from, including one that goes along the beach. Well-kept and quiet. Definitely worth the trip!

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Acushnet, Mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice walking trails and well kept. Pretty tranquil surroundings whether you are on the beach area or the trails. Worth a trip.

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Westport MA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Worth a couple of hours any time of year to have a nice exposure to tidal pond, barrier beach, rocky shore and sandy shore alike.

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Dartmouth, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a great place to walk, any season. Park along side the staff cottage, then walk out to the beach, and then through the trails back towards the cottage. Lots of birds and butterflies to see, depending on the season. I love walking along the beach, although they do discourage swimming because of it being a wildlife refuge. I... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I have been going to Horseneck beach for years, then last year for the first time, I realized that this wildlife sanctuary was right up the street from it. Since then I have been here, a few times. Now, when I have time after going to Horseneck Beach I will hike on some of the trails at Allen's Pond. whenever... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Allen's Pond is one of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure of hiking. I can't believe an attraction this gorgeous is absolutely free to explore, especially considering that every junky campsite I've ever been to had at least a nominal daily rate. There are two trails here - one beach trail and one wooded trail. They are... More 

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Winchendon, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Allen's Pond is a wildlife area along the ocean near Horseneck Beach in Westport, MA. It's a terrific place to visit. There are all sorts of trails to follow --- along the ocean, around ponds, through fields, and a combination of all three. Butterflies fly by. There are all sorts of birds flying around, as well. One of the ponds... More 

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