Westford Parks & Recreation Department
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We Cover the Waterfront!
Westford Parks & Recreation oversees two public beaches: Forge Pond and Edwards Beach. Forge Pond, located in Forge Village, can be reached by an access road running between Stony Brook and the railroad tracks off of Rt. 225 (Pleasant Street). Edwards Beach at Nabnasset Lake is located at the end of Williams Avenue off of Plain Road.
Forge Pond Beach and Edwards Beach, including the beach bathrooms, have been closed for the season as of 8/23/2020.
Westford Town Beaches
Summer Beach Season 2020: June 29 - August 23
(2021 dates will be posted when available.)
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: Westford Residents are free, but must have proof of residency.
Nonresidents are $5 per person, per day. (Charge includes access to the
Forge Beach Playground and the Ronan McElligott playground at Edwards Beach.)
Three and under, and 65 and over are free.
Nonresidents may purchase a season pass at the beaches for $75 for a family of five.
Bathrooms are available at Forge Pond Beach and Edwards Beach during the summer season only.
Beach Rules and Regulations and Season Pass
Beach passes for non-residents are available during summer beach season. Learn More>
Please note: only Coast Guard approved flotation devices in good and serviceable condition may be used at Westford Town Beaches. The PFD (Personal Flotation Device) must be the appropriate size for the intended user. No lifeguards will be on duty.
PLEASE NOTE: There are no public boat launches in Westford.
Swimming Instruction at Edwards Beach Learn More>
Develop competency, confidence, and water safety skills in and around the water.
Edwards Beach and Forge Pond Beach are community resources to be enjoyed by the public year round from dawn to dusk. During the off-season, please help us keep these facilities clean by following a Carry-in/carry-out trash protocol. We appreciate your help!