Bridgewaye Inn and Marina

1270 Ferry St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA

Owned By: Polcari's Bridgwaye Inn & Marina

Marina, restaurant and lodging on the South River.


The Bridgwaye Inn was originally opened before the American Revolution. It has had a number of names, including Surprise Inn, Sea View House (1903), and Riverside Inn. The current owners, The Polcaris, have been operating it as a restaurant, inn, and marina since 1972. Please note that the restaurant (Bridgwaye) and the marina (Bridgewaye) have slightly different spellings.

The historic marker for White’s Ferry stands across the street from the restaurant, on the banks of the South River.

Trail Description

No trails, but you can walk along Ferry Street, or across the bridge, for some gorgeous views of the South River.

Habitats and Wildlife

The South River, like the North River, is a beautiful tidal estuary where wildlife abounds! Paddling or boating on this estuary allows you to go shellfishing, fishing or just exploring. Downstream there are salt marshes and numerous creeks, host to egrets and blue heron. You might even see a bald eagle! Soft shell clams, better known as “steamers,” hardshell clams, as well as razor clams can be found in the tidal flats, and can be harvested with a permit between November 1ts and May 31st.

1270 Ferry St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 0.5 acre

Hours: Restaurant opens daily at 11:30am.

Parking: Parking for customers.

Trail Difficulty: No trails.


ATM in restaurant.

Dogs: No

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: South River

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