West Beach

Several Sections of New Bedford Beaches Closed
The New Bedford Health Department has announced that several sections of East Beach located along East Rodney French Boulevard and West Beach located along West Rodney French Boulevard have been closed to swimming today, Thursday, August 24, 2017, due to elevated bacteria levels.
[RICHARD] End Beach Parking Fees
This may sound petty but I don't think New Bedford residents should have to pay to park at the beaches or at Fort Taber Park.
I took a ride to Fort Taber Park late on Sunday afternoon to beat the heat for just a bit and was met by signs and a young man telling me I had to pay $5 to park my car..…
Grenade Found on New Bedford Beach
The New Bedford Fire and Police Departments were called to West Beach Wednesday afternoon after a report of a grenade being found on the beach.
Fire Chief Michael Gomes tells WBSM News the device found was indeed a grenade.
He said, "It had been inerted at some time in the past and did not po…
Beach Wheelchair Now In Use In New Bedford
There's a new device being used on beaches in New Bedford. The beach wheelchair was donated by Smiles Mass., and its designed to provide more accessibility to beaches for adults and children with disabilities.
Ten year old Owen Costa visited West Beach on Monday, and was in the water in no time,…
New Bedford Beaches Reopen
The New Bedford Health Department has announced that all beaches have been reopened for swimming.
Sections of East Beach, located on East Rodney French Boulevard, and West Beach, located on West Rodney French Boulevard were shut down Thursday due to elevated bacteria counts...
New Bedford Beach Closures
The New Bedford Health Department  says East Beach located along East Rodney French Boulevard and West Beach located along West Rodney French Boulevard, as well as the beach inside Fort Taber Park are closed to swimming today.
Officials say rainfall over the weekend has increased the threat of e…
Azorean Whaleboats Race Off West Beach
The seventh annual Azorean Whaleboat Regatta is happening this weekend in waters off West Beach in New Bedford. 
A major competition will happen on Sunday, with boats from the Azores, New Bedford, and Mystic, Conn. taking part. 
Judy Downey of the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society says the A…