Westport, MA, USA

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Westport, MA, USA

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Seaside Homes in Westport

This historic destination is home to the first colonial villages. The beautiful backdrop of Buzzard Bay and the Rhode Island Sound can be enjoyed from well-maintained seaside masterpieces. Sweeping views from expansive decks have gourmet grills and hot tubs. Washers and dryers, Wi-Fi, cable with large screen televisions, and chef’s kitchens are more pampering amenities guests enjoy.

Cruise Buzzard Bay

Seal or whale watching cruises are activities to add to the itinerary. Vessels sail from Mattapoisett Harbor with refreshments such as baked pastries, cappuccino, and soft drinks for tourists. Groups can make reservations for a lunch or intimate dinner cruise while sightseeing the islands. A sunset cruise is a romantic option for honeymoons and anniversaries. Before setting sail tour the town wharf and Tinkham Hill section of the city.

Tour the Cape Cod Islands

Westport has a strategic location that makes it easy to reach historic and sought-after destinations. Gooseberry and Cuttyhunk Islands are colonial treasures that showcase the first English settlements. Lighthouse tours or grabbing some sun on the beaches is a favorite tourist pastime. Renowned Martha’s Vineyard is close enough to savor with a coastal drive before taking a ferry.

  • Gooseberry Island: This southern lookout island has two beaches with Horseneck in the north and East Beach to the south. Bring plenty of suntan lotion and sunglasses during the summer. Bird watching enthusiasts will be able to add numerous entries to their journal with the migration of Warblers, Snowy Owl, Egrets, Swallows, and others. Mole crabs also add an interesting twist to the hub of activity.
  • Cuttyhunk Island: Plan on spending the day in this island wonderland that is part of the Elizabeth Islands. There are beaches for sunbathing or bird watching the famed Massachusetts American oystercatchers and others. Indigenous wildflowers, sweet peas, and bayberry dart the landscape. Bring or rent fishing gear to try your hand at catching the next world-record striped bass off Sow and Pigs Reef. Hike to Lookout Hill with views of the entire island.
  • Martha’s Vineyard: The name of this special place says it all. It is located an hour away after a scenic ride along the coast of Massachusetts. The final leg includes a ferry ride that offers the chance for a bit of whale watching. Once there, take a deep sea charter out for exceptional bluefish or striped bass fishing. Beaches such as Chappaquiddick line a vast swath of the island with a bevy of water sports to engage in. Sailboats can be chartered for a waterside tour. Downtown Edgartown offers shopping and dining opportunities after a tour of the harbor and five lighthouses in the area.

Visit Nearby Newport, Rhode Island

The imaginary line that divides the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is no deterrent for a quick 24-mile breathtaking drive to Newport. The sailboats that are moored with others on the ocean are an inspiring backdrop. Depending on the time of year, take part in the plethora of festivals including the annual flower show. Stroll through the cobble stone streets eating homemade ice cream or enjoying a meal at an outdoor café.

The Climate in Westport

Summers are generally mild due to the ocean breezes, although the occasional heat wave is possible. Winters are snowy with temperatures dipping below freezing. This is considered a spring, summer, and fall getaway destination.

Ways to Reach Westport

Travel options are plentiful when it comes to reaching this picturesque destination. Rental cars from nearby New Bedford Regional Airport or Boston Logan will get you here. A personal car from home is always a good option. There is a plethora of parks with modern amenities that accommodate RVs. Depending on the time of year, motorcycles offer the chance for enjoying the fresh air and open spaces.

Attractions In and Around Westport

First time in Westport and looking for places to see? Some of the area's family-friendly draws for travelers include Buttonwood Park Zoo, The Butterfly Zoo and Escobar's Highland Farm. Don’t miss landmarks such as Westport Town Farm and Handy House. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches like Horseneck State Beach, Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary and Demarest Lloyd State Park.

You can take a shopping trip to Bannister's Wharf. Fun activities in the city include Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery and Buzzards Bay Brewing. You might also want to add other must-see places in the region like Touro Synagogue, Naval War College Museum or International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum to your agenda.