Marion Community Offerings and Area Amenities

Living at Marion Village Estates provides you with all the advantages of small coastal town living, while offering convenient access to area highways, shopping, dining, entertainment, recreation and amusements.

The quaint town was incorporated in 1852 and was mainly home to local sea captains and sailors. The town still is rooted in its maritime history offering plenty of coastal activities to residents and tourists.

This small town of 5,000+ residents is situated 12 miles from New Bedford, MA, 50 miles from Boston and sits next door to Wareham which is the gateway to Cape Cod.

Marion is a member of the Old Rochester Regional School District. Town residents enjoy the Sippican School from pre-kindergarten through Grade 6. Junior High and High School students attend the Old Rochester Regional Junior High and High Schools located in nearby Mattapoisett, MA. . High School Students may also choose to attend the Cape Cod Regional Technical School located in Bourne, MA on the Cape side of the Cape Cod Canal. Private education is also available at Tabor Academy for grades 9-12.

Marion has a charming downtown area which is home to Tabor Academy, the Marion Yacht Club, shops, post office, library and many other attractions.

Recreation is available to residents. The Sippican Harbor has waterfront programs, swimming at beautiful town beaches, boating and fishing.

This year’s programs include:

  • Slivershell Summer Program: Camp activities for children in Grades 1-6
  • Swim lessons at Slivershell Beach
  • Books at the Beach: Mobile library
  • Movies in the Park! Wednesday evenings in the summer
  • Summer Dance Classes at the Marion Music Hall
  • Sailing on Sippican Harbor
  • Yoga at Silvershell Beach

A full calendar of activities and programs can be found at or

by calling Marion Recreation at 774-217-8355 or visit


Silvershell Beach:located at the end of Front Street. Basketball court and playground are available. Resident sticker required.

Beach at Oakdale Avenue: Resident Sticker required.

Planting Island Beach: Resident Sticker required.

More information is available at


Marion also offers youth sports programs and community playgounds. Walking trails and sports fields can be found at Washburn Park. Point Road Playgound offers a basketball court and tennis court.