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West Beach & Pavilion

Facility Information

West Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02740

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West Beach (Directly across from Hazelwood Park)

Parking (seasonal pass required)
- Shaded Pavilion
- Outdoor Showers
- Bike/Walking Paths
- Lifeguards
- Summer Food Site
- Changing & Restrooms
- 1st Aid Facility
- ADA Beach Ramps on sand
- Amphibious Wheelchair upon request


Beach Parking Program
Throughout the summer, the City of New Bedford hosts a beach parking program at West Beach, Gaudreau Memorial Beach at East Beach and Fort Taber Beaches. The program requires residents and non-residents to acquire a seasonal parking pass or pay a daily rate for parking. Daily parking permits can be acquired on site during the season. Please note: West Beach is a seasonal pass only. Proof of vehicle registration is required when purchasing a season pass.

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

City Clerk's Office, 133 William St., New Bedford, MA 02740

Traffic Commission Elm St. Garage, 51 Elm St. Garage, New Bedford, MA 02740

Parks Recreation & Beaches Administrative Offices, 181 Hillman St. (bldg-3), New Bedford, MA 02740

Andrea McCoy Recreation Center 181 Hillman St. (bldg-8), New Bedford, MA 02740

2019 Seasonal Parking Pass Fees:

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

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