Gooseberry Island

 

Gooseberry Island is an isolated stretch of land connected to the Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport by a causeway. It is the southernmost point on the South Coast of Massachusetts, and separates Rhode Island Sound from Buzzards Bay. The landscape on Gooseberry Island is dominated by two WWII submarine watchtowers, which contrast nicely with the rocks, grasses, and abundant wildflowers.

Gooseberry is a great place to see wildlife. Birds like piping plovers, great egrets, and sandpipers can be seen on the island, as well as migratory butterflies like the Monarch and the American Painted Lady.