The Arthur F. Dias Landing is one of the most popular access points for the public to Padanaram Harbor. Managed by the Town of Dartmouth Harbormaster’s Department with advice from the Waterways Management Commission, each year thousands of boats are launched at the boat ramp and hundreds visit the site for the view of the northern end of the Harbor.
In the recent past, there have been a number of improvements made to the site. Security lighting and cameras have been installed, new dinghy and kayak racks are in place, and parking lines have been repainted.
Now the Waterways Management Department is considering an increase in floating dockage—primarily to support dinghies and other small craft. A recent Feasibility Study highlights the need for additional small craft dockage in the harbor and, with competitive pricing, can be self-supporting.
The Dias Landing Feasibility Study is available for download at the bottom of this page. Funding has been approved by the Seaport Economic Council and the Community Preservation Committee for permitting and construction costs providing the Town moves forward with this project. Proposed designs for this project are available for viewing below.