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2019 Beach Parking Information


Beach Parking Program

Throughout the summer, the City of New Bedford hosts a beach parking program at West Beach, at East Beach (Gaudreau Memorial Beach) and at the beaches inside Fort Taber.

The program requires residents and non-residents to acquire a seasonal parking pass or pay a daily rate for parking.

Daily & Seasonal Parking Passes: 

Daily parking passes can only be used at East & Fort Taber Beaches. They can be acquired on site during the season. The parking lots open at 8:00am and are locked at 8:00pm. 

Please note: Seasonal parking passes are accepted at all three beaches and daily passes are not available at West Beach (A season pass is required to park at West Beach).

To Purchase a Season Pass You will need:

 - Proof of vehicle registration (required)
     - A  valid Driver's License required for Senior discounts and those using a leased car

Seasonal Passes are available May 15 - Sep 15 at the following locations:

City Clerk's Office, 133 William St., New Bedford, MA 02740
(Open Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm)

Traffic Commission/Elm St. Garage, 51 Elm St., New Bedford, MA 02740 
(Open Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm)

Parks Recreation & Beaches Administrative Offices, 181 Hillman St. (bldg-3), New Bedford, MA 02740 
(Open Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm)

McCoy Recreation Center, 181 Hillman St. (bldg-8), New Bedford, MA 02740 
(Open Mon-Thu: 11am-6pm; Fri: 11am-4pm; Sat: 9am-12pm)

2019 Seasonal Parking Pass Fees (CASH PAYMENTS ONLY):

New Bedford Resident: $10.00
New Bedford Resident (Seniors Age 65+): $5.00
Greater New Bedford Resident (Dartmouth, Freetown, Acushnet, Fairhaven): $20.00
Non-Residents: $50.00

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

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