We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA 02790
Phone Number: 508-636-2437
Website
Today
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 18 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful Wildlife Sanctuary in Westport, MA

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Liz G
,
Fall River, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Fall River, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mssachusetts
Level Contributor
113 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Acushnet, Mass
Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westport MA USA
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dartmouth, MA
Level Contributor
262 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grafton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winchendon, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
124 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sturbridge, Ma
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stroll on the trails at this sanctuary. Some trails lead to the ocean and others to Allen pond. It was a nice respite from our long bike ride. There is off-road parking and a map of the trails.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
108 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

OK, I love must bird sanctuaries. But one on such beautiful terrain and overlooking the ocean…. heaven. I appreciate how the current director is developing the programming, especially the work it does with the ospreys. I hope that there will be continued (and increased) support so this can grow, I am not down in Westport on a regular schedule. But... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary also viewed

 

Been to Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Address: 1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA 02790
Phone Number: 508-636-2437
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Westport
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?