Gooseberry Island, located in Westport, Massachusetts, has a special place in my heart. The nestled shore offers visitors the quintessential New England view of the Atlantic Ocean. My grandfather would often bring me here after a day of fishing for Striped Bass in the Westport River.
Last summer, my nine-month pregnant wife and I visited the beach to celebrate our last few days as a duo. The visit also allowed me to practice shooting with an upgraded DSLR before the baby arrived.
I always loved Gooseberry Beach. It’s often overlooked as a destination. Parking can sometimes be an issue, and the gates close early most nights. While many people opt for nearby Horseneck Beach, Gooseberry Island is charming to experience. However, sand lovers might be disappointed. Over the years, the ocean has kicked up many rocks that have washed ashore.
The island is also only accessible by a long and narrow causeway. During stormy weather, the road can be impassible. On a beautiful day, the causeway is worth the drive to Gooseberry Island. The views are amazing!
Sunsets in Westport
I get such a rush in watching the sunset. The setting sun promises a tranquil and humbling experience that reminds me of the fleeting nature of life. I can’t get enough!
During our visit, the sunset was breathtaking. Gooseberry Island is one of those rare places where you can see the sunset in the west without distractions. Many locations on the Southcoast hinders the setting sun with trees, hills, and buildings.
I knew someday I had to make a poster for this day. Finally, after nine months, I have developed a poster featuring Gooseberry Island!
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