Fairhaven, Massachusetts, settled in 1659, is a small town located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. Fairhaven shares a harbor with neighboring New Bedford, known for its’ whaling and fishing history. This small, but scenic town, features charming old architecture. Plenty of recreation opportunities exist including the Phoenix Bike Trail, West Island Town Beach, and Fort Phoenix State Beach and Reservation. Take a look at my list of 3 things you should do when visiting Fairhaven!
1. Take a stroll along West Island Town Beach
This beautiful laid-back beach is often ranked among the best in New England. Day passes are available for $20 per vehicle or $10 per person. It’s a great beach for a nature walk, relaxing, and taking photographs. Check out some of the beautiful pictures we took during our trip!
The WW2 Lookout Tower
West Island Town Beach Location: Fir Street Fairhaven, MA 02719