Westport Point

 

Westport Point, with its beautiful coastal scenery, is one of the historic villages of Westport. It is located on the peninsula formed by the Noquochoke River (East Branch of the Westport River) and the Acoxsett River (West Branch of the Westport River). Like Adamsville, Head of Westport, and Central Village, Westport Point has been around since Colonial times. It prospered with the development of the whaling industry, when  demand for ships spurred ship-building activity in the area. Today, the waters of Westport Point remain active as the heart of Westport’s commercial fishing industry.

The Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a major attractions in Westport Point. Horseneck Beach, with its 600 acres of sandy Buzzards Bay beachfront, salt marsh, and sand dunes, is one of the best beaches in New England. Gooseberry Island, connected to the Horseneck Beach State Reservation by a causeway, is a scenic area with two old WWII submarine watchtowers overlooking the rocks, grasses, and abundant wildflowers of the island.

A favorite restaurant in Westport Point is the Back Eddy, a seafood restaurant with a unique philosophy, promoting locally grown, raised, and caught food, as well as preparing it with the South Coast’s unique mix of culinary traditions.

The Paquachuck Inn is a bed and breakfast in a whaling era landmark building rising above Westport’s beautiful harbor.