Best trails in Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Massachusetts

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Description

Spread across nearly 600 acres of barrier beach and salt marsh, Horseneck Beach is one of the most popular facilities in the Massachusetts State Forests and Parks system. Located at the western end of Buzzards Bay, the sandy, southwest-facing, 2-mile long beach is breezy all year round, providing excellent wind surfing and a dependable respite from sweltering inland temperatures every summer. The combination of ocean beach and estuary habitat makes Horseneck one of the premier birding locations in New England. Behind the dunes near Gooseberry Neck (a rocky headland at the eastern end of the Reservation), is a 100-site campground.

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Map of trails in Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Massachusetts
Park information
Acreage:
600 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
508-636-8816
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Top trails (1)
#1 - Gooseberry Neck
Horseneck Beach State Reservation
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 37 m
Drive down the jetty to a sandy parking lot (lots of parking) where there's a beach and fishing. The outer walk around the island is super rocky but manageable. There's also a trail through the brush down the middle of the island. Show more