Destination guide

A gateway to the sea; Wareham is where you want to be

Wareham's location has given it a nickname ¬– the Gateway to Cape Cod – and a seafaring personality. Set at the head of Buzzards Bay, where the Agawam and Wankinco Rivers join to form the Wareham River, the town offers 54 miles of coastline, including sandy beaches, estuaries and lakes, and plenty of public boat ramps. The service industry has supplanted centuries-old industries of nail manufacture and shipbuilding, which is good news for visitors booking Wareham vacation rentals. Wareham's beaches, restaurants, and water parks are looking to serve you.

Things to do

Monkeys and cougars and bears, oh my!

Kids and families looking for a thrilling water experience head to Water Wizz, a family-owned water park equipped with flume rides, plummeting water slides, lagoons, a lazy river, and a kids' play area. An easy drive to neighboring New Bedford will take you to the Buttonwood Park Zoo, host to 50 animal species, including monkeys, cougars, and bears. Back in Wareham, visitors can explore the area's industrial history at the Tremont Nail Factory historic district. The main factory mill is one of five buildings at the site over 100 years old.


Bogs, boats, and beaches abound in Wareham

You'll have your choice of several beaches close to your Wareham vacation rental, but Onset Beach is perhaps the most popular. Soft and sandy, the beach offers calm waters and kayak rentals right on the shore. Kayakers also enjoy paddling around Glen Charlie Pond, College Pond – seriously, there are a ton of ponds. For a more in-depth encounter with nature, visit Myles Standish State Forest on Wareham's northern border. It has miles of hiking and biking trails and 400 campsites. In summer, forest staff offer tours of the cranberry bogs.


A little fall of rain makes the flowers grow

Wareham may get more rain than your average American town, but you're coming to visit because you like the water, right? Wareham vacation rentals are most popular during the height of summer, when days are sunny and the temperatures hover around perfection, in the high 70s and low 80s. If you love the warm weather but have a limited budget, the "shoulder" months of May, June, September, and October are less crowded and still beautiful. December through March is cold and quiet, ideal for travelers who want privacy and to gaze over wintery waves.

Natural features

Ponder the beauty of the bay by Wareham's pretty ponds

Biodiversity is the norm on the north shore of Buzzards Bay. The Wareham River flows into the harbor east of the Weweantic river, and has brooks and the Mill Pond River as tributaries. To the east is Onset Bay and Onset Beach, where curious kids can find clams, crabs, and oyster and quahog shells. The town is a haven for birds that like to get wet, including herons, cormorants, and ospreys. And don't forget those ponds. Blackmore, Horseshoe, and Marys Pond are just a few more marine life hotspots.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Wareham

The nearest airport is in Plymouth, MA (PYM-Plymouth Municipal), located 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into New Bedford, MA (EWB-New Bedford Regional), which is 14.8 mi (23.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Wareham?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 413 vacation rentals near Wareham. From 77 Cottages to 315 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wareham for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Wareham?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wareham:

  • East Wareham: 56 vacation rentals
  • Marshfield: 380 vacation rentals
  • Osterville: 309 vacation rentals
  • Buzzards Bay: 227 vacation rentals
  • White Horse Beach: 60 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wareham?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wareham. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Water Wizz: 1,955 vacation rentals
  • Craigville Beach: 4,997 vacation rentals
  • Martha's Vineyard Museum: 806 vacation rentals
  • Old Silver Beach: 3,042 vacation rentals
  • Duxbury Beach Park: 474 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wareham listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Wareham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 77 Cottages in Wareham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wareham include:

  • Houses: 315 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 77 rentals available
  • Cabins: 77 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wareham?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in Wareham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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