Fort Phoenix State Beach & Reservation
Old Fort Rd., south end of Green or Fort streets
Swimming, picnicking, tennis courts, basketball court, restrooms, outdoor showers, charcoal grills, playground. Free Parking.
A popular bathing beach since the 1880s, when trolleys brought thousands of beach goers from New Bedford, the beach at Fort Phoenix has been operated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation as a state beach since the early 1960s. To the west of the state beach is Revolutionary War era Fort Phoenix (1775), which is property of the Town of Fairhaven.