Destination guide

You ticket to the Cape Cod Coast

Bordering Rhode Island, Westport is a lively summer town surrounded by sandy beaches and rolling coastal farmland. While it was once a bustling whaling port today the town attracts vacationers in search of sun, sand and laid-back Cape Cod vibes. There's plenty of local history to discover and some gorgeous "saltbox" style cottages to snap up. Set right on the ocean, historic Westport vacation rentals put you just steps from the sand. There's also a charming village to explore featuring farm-to-table cafes, independent grocery stores and a handful of artisan ice creameries.

Things to do

Relive the Moby Dick adventure

Literature lovers shouldn't miss a trip to nearby New Bedford. American novelist Herman Melville worked on the port's whaling ships for several years _ an experience that inspired him to pen Moby Dick. The New Bedford Whaling Museum offers a fascinating glimpse at the town's heyday, with highlights including a vast skeleton of a blue whale and a fully rigged replica of an old whaling ship. There are also a handful of local wineries and breweries to explore, so don't forget to arrive thirsty. With a scenic riverfront setting and imaginative tap list, there's no better place to savor a sunny afternoon than Buzzards Bay Brewing.

Activities

Beach days by Buzzards Bay

For fun in the sun, join locals for a day at Horseneck Beach State Reservation. The beach spans miles and backs onto the calm waters ofÊBuzzards Bay. While you can camp in the park, Westport vacation rentals mean you don't have to compromise on comfort. One of the best ways to explore the inlet is by sea kayak. As well as renting equipment, local operators offer kayaking lessons, nature tours and adventure paddles to Buzzards Bay.ÊAnother great way to stretch your legs is with a scenic bike ride along Westport River.

Weather

In search of summer sunshine

WestportÊis probably most enjoyable in the balmy summer months, when legions of sunseekers descend on the town. Crowds peak from Memorial Day to Labor Day, with families hustling to snap up WestportÊvacation rentals. Visit in late spring and you'll enjoy warm weather and wonderfully quiet beaches. While fall brings clear days and crisp temperatures, many businesses close for the chilly Massachusetts winter. Of course, if you're dreaming of windswept walks on the beach and cozy nights by the fireplace, winter can be a rewarding time to visit.

Natural features

Beaches and birding in coastal Massachusetts

Westport is set at the tip of a protected inlet that's dotted with forested islands. Its coastal shorelines are a haven for migrating birds, especially over the winter. It may be set on the ocean but Westport is also prime farming territory. All of this means that, from cozy clapboard cottages to luxurious Victorian farmhouses, Westport vacation rentals promise a tranquil stay in rural Massachusetts. You enjoy breakfast on the porch, a sun-drenched day at the beach and be back in time to cook up a hearty Cape Cod-inspired meal.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Westport

Fly into New Bedford, MA (EWB-New Bedford Regional), the closest airport, located 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State), which is 11.4 mi (18.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Westport?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 910 vacation rentals near Westport. From 460 Houses to 115 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Westport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Westport:

  • Westport Point: 28 vacation rentals
  • Newport East: 365 vacation rentals
  • Yachting Village: 228 vacation rentals
  • South Dartmouth: 236 vacation rentals
  • Easton's Point: 228 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 Westport?

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

  • Horseneck State Beach: 1,133 vacation rentals
  • Acoaxet Golf Club: 1,285 vacation rentals
  • Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery: 1,060 vacation rentals
  • Westport Town Farm: 1,128 vacation rentals
  • Buzzards Bay Brewing: 1,064 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Westport 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 Houses in Westport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 460 Houses in Westport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Westport include:

  • Cottages: 115 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 115 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 223 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Westport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 120 vacation rentals with pool available in Westport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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