The park is located along the shoreline of the Wompatuck Road/Beach Lane neighborhood and the Hingham Shipyard. These 32 acres of natural shore land were acquired from the Bouve family in 1980. The coastal cliffs of slate were formed from sediment in a lake that occupied the Boston Basin 200 million years ago. The land is heavily wooded and has many wildflowers such as the wooded lily, wild geranium, anemone and Jack-in-the-pulpit. The property features scenic views of Hewitt’s Cove on the Weymouth Back River, Great Hill and Webb State Park across the river in Weymouth, the Boston skyline from geologically interesting slate cliffs. Summertime sunset views are particularly beautiful.
Access at the northeastern end of the Hingham Shipyard development is limited to the beach at the east end of a Bare Cove waterfront walkway. The access at the entrance is challenging, requiring visitors, after descending stairs to the beach, to climb a 5’ rock to get from the beach to a path above. There is designated parking for the Bouve Conservation Area across from 133 HMS Halsted Drive in the Hingham Shipyard.