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Welcome to West Island

West Island of Fairhaven, Massachusetts is a small 735 acre island about 35 feet above sea-level at its highest point located off the historic seaport town in Buzzards Bay. The island is about 9750 feet long by 2600 feet wide. It is small enough to fit inside New York Central Park.

Activities include boating, swimming, fishing, bicycling, kite surfing, jet skiing, hiking trails, kayaking, recreational shell fishing, and sailing.

West Island also has it's own weather station for real time data and live web cams.

We hope that you can visit us on a regular basis to take advantage of all that WIWS has to offer: Up to the second weather information from 3 sites, great live streaming web cam views, items of personal and community interest, as well as some folksy history of this beautiful spot. We also hope that you can provide us with a donation, however small or large, to help us keep this great site going! Jeff Vercellone-West Island South Point Station

American flags fly from all 6 intersections of West Island's Causeway Rd. A tradition for Memorial Day and The Fourth of July.

      This web-site contains some fascinating history going back to the days of the Wampanoag Indians, when the island was named "Mackata" or the "hunting place".

One of the first naval engagements by the US Navy against the British in the Revolution took place right off shore. Its role in World War II with the vintage observation tower visible by land ,sea and air is by far one of the most prominent landmarks in Buzzard's Bay. 

West Island's connection to The Mayflower, and the changes it has undergone from a simple place to fish and graze cows has evolved into a year round community of about 365 homes.

 More than half of the island is a state reservation and park. Complete weather conditions, tides, and other information is provided by the island's own weather station at the Town Beach.

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