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

If you love Buzzards Bay, then pick up one of these 9 books

When winter’s chill settles in, you can still discover Buzzards Bay through books devoted to the Bay’s wildlife, ecology, people, and culture.

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How to go snorkeling in Buzzards Bay

If you’re looking for a new way to cool off from summer’s heat, snorkeling in Buzzards Bay provides just the ticket!

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Cuttyhunk Harbor boat pumpout schedule for 2016

The Coalition is again providing free pumpouts for boats this summer in Cuttyhunk Harbor. Pumpouts from the R/V Baykeeper® begin on Thursday, July 7 and will run twice a week through Friday, Sept. 9.

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Upcoming Events Near Gosnold

Cuttyhunk Seal Cruise
Sat, March 25
10:00AM - 2:30PM
Cuttyhunk Ferry Parking Lot,
New Bedford
Quaker Woods Hike
Sun, April 16
12:45PM - 3:00PM
Quaker Woods,
Falmouth

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: