Top 10 Southcoast Spots to Say I Do
The Southcoast has hundreds of beautiful towns and places where getting engaged would give you a perfect backdrop. It wasn't easy but we ended up narrowing it down to 10.
If you are a Westport townie, you'd hopefully agree that the beautiful and quiet East Beach is the perfect place to get engaged especially if you both LOVE the ocean. East Beach is nothing like the wildly populated Horseneck Beach which jams thousands on the sand every single summer.
Overlooking the harbor, the Gazebo at Shipyard Park in Mattapoisett is such a pretty spot, especially on a winter weekend like this Valentine's Day weekend.
Deep into the quaint village of Padanaram is a little harbor with a ton of pretty. You feel like you are a million miles away from the chaos down here. If you don't wan't an audience for the special "I do" moment, this is your spot.
I've only been to Heritage Park a few times, once during my sister-in-law's wedding day to take pictures for the wedding party. Wow, what a beautiful spot! Not a high traffic area either, so you'll have some privacy :)
Acushnet is a BIG baseball town. Many who've grown up here hung out at Pope Park on Main Street in Acushnet. The guys played there, some of the girls too. And if they didn't play there, they spent most of their nights all spring summer and fall making memories there with their friends. Saying "I Do" on Knox Field would be pretty cool.
There are definitely a hand full of sweet spots to pop the question in Fairhaven. The Bike Path, The Village down by the water, Fort Pheonix of course has one of the best views around but we feel that the quiet, calm beauty of West Island is THE place if Fairhaven is home to you both. Surrounded by the ocean from every angle; the causeway to ocean ride on Balsam and the sandy beach too. Anywhere on West Island would be the "perfect" place to propose.
Mount Hope Bay in Tiverton RI is really quite breathtaking. It's a tucked away little spot with a HUGE view, that's for sure. Again, if privacy is what your looking for when it's time put a ring on it and you love the water and have special ties to Tiverton; make it part of your plan. After the proposal, dinner at The Red Dory would be perfect! Great atmosphere, food is delicious and the view, spectacular!
A historic spot in New Bedford you ask? Not hard to find, there are so many to chose from. Downtown New Bedford off Union Street onto the cobblestone with a romantic walk through the Whaling Museum neighborhood to the harbor right on the docks and then maybe over to the board walk on the water in the South End. One of the most beautiful of them all though, is hands down, Fort Taber Park.
Eastover Farm in Rochester is one of the prettiest old fashioned picturesque areas in all of the tri towns. As you are driving along Mary's Pond Rd after Four Corners you will come upon the "yellow" barn like homes, all very well kept with impecable landscape. You will see more than a few horses behind the big old style white barn fences. You will also find beautiful Mary's Pond in the background, a nice quiet place to propose!
Onset Beach has a ton of history and character. It's more than just a local beach and waterfront. People from all over visit Onset during the summer months. It's the epitome of summers on "Cape Cod" even though it's technically not quite the Cape. It's a great little waterside village and if you are from the area, it holds a special place in your heart for sure.