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Address: 1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA 02790
Phone Number: 508-636-2437
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Peaceful spot

When your looking for a peaceful spot to enjoy nature and the sea shore without the crowd of annoying kids and teenagers this is a jewl

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Norton, Massachusetts
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Phoenix, AZ
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is a magnificent spot. Green lawns, wildflowers, ocean, beach, pond, rocks. Check, check check. We didn't see much wild life other than birds. Also, it appears one can not swim at the beautiful beach, but I guess that's what Horseneck Beach up the road is for. There's even a cool little restaurant called Bayside right there for sustenance before... More 

Thank JRWB1960
Norton, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

When your looking for a peaceful spot to enjoy nature and the sea shore without the crowd of annoying kids and teenagers this is a jewl

Thank Michaelbdoherty
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104 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

Thank Rooney10Boston
new york
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank cszcleo
Fall River, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Liz G
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140 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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!

1 Thank Laura G
Acushnet, Mass
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank jimmic
Westport MA USA
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank pearlyww
Dartmouth, MA
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301 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 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 

Thank 65Wagonaire
Grafton, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Emily C

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