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Beach Parking

The New Bedford public beaches will be guarded through Mon Sept 7. After that date you will swim at your own risk. The East Beach and Ft Taber lots are staffed through Sept 7 as well and again on Sat & Sun. Sept. 12 & 13. They will be open 8am through 8pm week days through Sept 15. On Sept 15 legal parking resumes on East Rodney French Blvd.




2020 Seasonal Beach Passes are now available! 

Due to COVID-19, the following social distancing rules are in effect at our beaches this summer:  
- Beach space may be limited or unavailable at peak time during the 2020 season.
- The number of available parking spaces will be limited to reduce high visitor volume.


SEASONAL PARKING PASS RATES:
NB Resident Senior Citizen....................$5.00
NB Resident.........................................$10.00

NON-RESIDENT PASSES
COMING SOON! 
GNB Resident*.....................................$20.00
Non-Resident.......................................$50.00
*= Dartmouth, Acushnet, Fairhaven, Freetown
**= Vehicles with Veteran's license plate park for free

A Seasonal Beach Parking Pass is required to park at Fort Taber, East & West Beach. 

Please Note: Resident Seasonal Beach Parking Passes are available 7-days a week at Ft Taber  from 8am – 4pm. Seasonal Parking Pass does not guarantee you a parking space, please plan accordingly. Vehicles and vehicles parked in no parking zones will be ticketed. This includes seasonal pass holders.


How to Purchase a Seasonal Parking Pass Online


  1. Vehicle owners must create an account through our website to obtain a seasonal pass for their vehicle. We can only issue one beach pass per account. 

  2. We require that you email a photo of your vehicle registration to confirm plate number and residency. This information is for 2020 beach pass verification only and will not be kept on file. Our Email Address is: mccoyreccenter.info@newbedford-ma.gov 

  3. All transactions must be paid by card.

  4. Once your payment & registration information is verified, your 2020 seasonal beach pass will be mailed to you through US Postal Service. Passes will not be mailed to a PO Box. 

  5. Please allow 10 business days for this transaction to be completed. Once your sticker is received place it on the driver's side windshield, free of the wiper zone. 



Amphibious Wheel Chair available at West Beach!


* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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