Southcoast Tourism Industry

Industry Overview

  • The Southcoast region is a truly special area with so many places to visit and activities to take part in. With activities that range from swimming in historic Buzzard’s Bay to visiting renowned museums, it is no wonder why the Southcoast is a hotspot as a tourist destination. The Southcoast sits in an ideal location to maximize tourism opportunities. Situated between Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod and the Islands, anyone visiting the area will quickly find that there is no shortage of things to do.

    Tourism Hotspots

  • Horseneck Beach (Westport, MA) … Looking to get away for a day? Come visit beautiful Horseneck Beach in Westport, MA. Located at the western end of Buzzard’s Bay, the Beach is 5 miles long and has a breeze all year round, offering wonderful wind surfing conditions and a retreat from the summer heat. Horseneck beach is also one of the best birding locations in all of New England due to its estuary habitat.
  • Battleship Cove (Fall River, MA) … Historic Battleship Cove in Fall River is a must-see for any history enthusiast. Containing the world’s largest collection of US Naval vessels, Battleship Cove contains five landmarks: Battleship USS Massachusetts, Submarine USS Lionfish, Destroyer USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr, and PT Boats 617 and 796.
  • Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA) … Want to learn more about Massachusetts’s history? Check out the famous Whaling Museum, located in New Bedford, MA. The museum focuses on the history of the international whaling industry, especially from the New Bedford area. It contains multiple exhibits and even contains a half-scale model of a whaling ship named the “Lagoda”, which is the largest ship model in existence.
  • Downtown New Bedford, MA … New Bedford, MA is one of the flagship cities of the Southcoast. Being located on the shoreline of Buzzard’s Bay, it provides some of the freshest seafood in the country and it has been named one of the top 50 North American ports by readers of Yachting Magazine. New Bedford also offers a fast-ferry to Martha’s Vineyard and a ferry service to Cuttyhunk, giving visitors the opportunity to explore Massachusetts famous islands. Furthermore, the city is extremely festive and holds events such as the 100-year old “Feast of the Blessed Sacrament”, the “New Bedford Folk Festival”, and much more.