West Beach

NB Beach Closings
NB Beach Closings
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.
End Beach Parking Fees
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 on NB Beach
Grenade on NB 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 pose a hazard...
Beach Wheelchair Unveiled
Beach Wheelchair Unveiled
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, thanks to what Mayor John Mitchell called the "amphibious wheelchair...

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