The town of Gosnold encompasses the Elizabeth Islands: a chain of islands that lies between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound. Named for English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold, the town is made up of roughly a dozen named islands, including Naushon, Pasque, Nashawena, Penikese, and Cuttyhunk.

In total, Gosnold has 63 miles of shoreline and 13 square miles of land. As of the 2010 Census, Gosnold was home to 75 year-round residents, which makes it the smallest town by population in Massachusetts.

Top Stories in Gosnold

Explore & protect Buzzards Bay with Cape Clasp and the Clean Coast Challenge

Participate in the Clean Coast Challenge by visiting new sites around Buzzards Bay and leaving them cleaner than you found them!

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Boat pumpout service opens on Cuttyhunk Island

This self-service station, located at the Cuttyhunk Harbor fuel dock, will be open from dawn to dusk, May through September.

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Boston-area cycling team with a shared passion for Buzzards Bay bikes for clean water

Craig Hartigan, Toffer Winslow, Jonathan Simmons, and Erik Nelson regularly cycle together around Boston. This year, they're bringing that shared passion coastal.

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Upcoming Events Near Gosnold

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

Current Issues

Oil Spills

New laws and better plans have made the Bay safer from oil today than it was 10 years ago. But oil spills remain a constant threat. That’s why the Coalition continues to advocate for the strongest possible protections for Buzzards Bay.

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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: