Everyone who lives on Buzzards Bay should have access to experience its natural wonders. The Coalition’s new Onset Bay Center offers high-quality on-the-water programs. Through a variety of outdoor activities such as paddling, rowing, shellfishing, and shoreline ecology, the center helps community members of all ages build a personal connection with our local environment.

Kids in kayaks in Onset

This is what every kid's summer should be like! The Onset Bay Center will open in 2020 with a weekly schedule of free programs for children and teenagers who are looking for new adventures and challenges. Cruise Onset Bay in a kayak or on a paddleboard, go fishing, and explore the beach and natural coastline.

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Summer fun is not just for kids. The Onset Bay Center offers a weekly series of free paddling, rowing, and sailing adventures for adults and families. Try something new and take advantage of opportunities to practice your sailing skills with your immediate family.

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The Onset Bay Center draws on a complex of scenic, diverse natural lands on Onset Bay, all anchored and supported by the Onset Bathhouse headquarters on Onset Beach. Protected lands at Wickets Island, Burgess Point, and Shell Point Marshes serve as core destinations for the center’s on-the-water programming.

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