Best of Boston

2004 Best Beach, South

Horseneck Beach

When it comes to kicking back in the dunes, the first order of business is to make sure you find enough room to stretch out. Horseneck has all the breathing room you need to relax, with almost 600 acres of barrier beach and salt marsh, plus two miles of soft sand at the western end of Buzzards Bay. What could be better than that? Ample parking, of course—and you’ll find that here, too.

Rte. 88, Westport, 508-636-8816,