Falmouth is Buzzards Bay’s easternmost town, with Bourne to the north and the island communities of Gosnold and Martha’s Vineyard to the south. The town covers 46 square miles, and 42% of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. As of the 2010 Census, Falmouth was home to 31,531 year-round residents, although in summer that population triples. The town’s shoreline stretches 68 miles along Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound and includes several major harbors, coves, and estuaries.

Top Stories in Falmouth

Record 242 cyclists raise over $162K for clean water at 12th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

A record 242 cyclists pedaled across Southeastern New England on Sunday during the largest-ever Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, raising $162,500 and counting to support the Coalition’s work.

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Bourne cyclist rides for new bike path along Cape Cod’s Buzzards Bay coastline

Ken Cheitlin is riding the 2018 Watershed Ride to raise support for a proposed 26.2-mile bike path running from Sandwich to Woods Hole.

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17 picturesque places to picnic around Buzzards Bay

A picnic in nature is a great way to spend time outdoors with the ones you love.

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Upcoming Events in Falmouth

Itty Bitty Bay Explorers: Birds
Wed, October 24
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Marks Cove,
Wareham
Cape Cod Bird Club Walk
Sun, November 11
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area,
Falmouth
Buzzards Bay Coalition Golf Tournament
Fri, October 19
12:00PM - 6:00PM
The Bay Club,
Mattapoisett

Places To Go in Falmouth

Shining Sea Bikeway

Take a journey of discovery down the Shining Sea Bikeway, a 10.7-mile paved bike path through Falmouth.

The Knob

Catch a breathtaking sunset over Buzzards Bay from the protected shores at The Knob in Falmouth.

Wood Neck Beach & Little Sippewissett Marsh

With amazing water views and a lush natural setting, Wood Neck Beach is a summer destination for Falmouth families.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: