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About Waterfront

We Cover the Waterfront!

Westford Recreation oversees two public beaches: Forge Pond and Edwards Beach.

Forge Pond, located near Forge Village center, can be reached by the access road that runs between Bradford Street and the railroad tracks, both off of Rt. 225 (Pleasant Street, if driving on 225 west towards Forge Village center, the access road is on the left, just moments after the Cameron Senior Center.)

Edwards Beach at Nabnasset Lake is located at the end of Williams Avenue off of Plain Road. 

Westford Town Beaches 2023 Season: June 26 through August 19, 2023

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.
Pricing for nonresidents is subject to change.

The Snack Shacks and Bathrooms at Edwards Beach and Forge Pond Beach will be open during the 2023 season - dates are noted above.

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!