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Gem of the South Coast
Photo by Erin Kavenaugh
Other marine services can be found in or around Padanaram. The New
Bedford Yacht Club includes a sailing school, and also offers a Junior
Championship Series and a Junior Regatta for members ages 12-25.
Local beaches and parks abound. The scenic Apponagansett Park hosts
a summer concert series, and Round Hill Beach has stunning views of
Buzzards Bay. The ever-expanding bike paths give bikers, walkers and
runners lots to explore.
For the golfers, Allendale Country Club’s championship course, in
nearby North Dartmouth, boasts lush, undulating greens designed
by Geoffrey Cornish. The prestigious Country Club of New Bedford
offers many amenities, along with its challenging 18-hole, Donald
Ross-designed golf course.
The charming center of Padanaram is sprinkled with boutiques and
With leisure boating
being Padanaram’s
main enterprise, the
Buzzards Bay swing
bridge slides open on
the hour to allow boats
to pass in and out of
the harbor – fascinating
sight to see.
shops such as the popular Farm & Coast Market, and eateries such as
the convivial Sail Loft, which offers al fresco dining and a beautiful
view of the harbor. July brings its spirited sidewalk stroll, an annual
event showcasing artists and musicians. Art lovers enjoy popping
into artists’ studios at the annual Artists’ Open Studio Tour scattered
throughout the Dartmouth and Westport area. And the New Bedford
Art Museum is just across the bridge.
School-aged children, pre-school through Grade 12, attend both public
(Dartmouth Public Schools) or private schools in greater Dartmouth
and the surrounding area.
At the heart of Padanaram is a sense of community that makes this
small village a special place in which to live or summer.


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