Wareham, MA, USA

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Wareham, MA, USA

Wareham vacation rentals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.