Everyone who lives on Buzzards Bay should have access to experience its natural wonders. The Coalition’s new Onset Bay Center, set to open in late June 2020, will offer high-quality on-the-water programs for thousands of people every year. Through a variety of outdoor activities such as sailing, paddling, shellfishing, and shoreline ecology, the center helps community members of all ages build a personal connection with our local environment.

Please Note: Registration is currently closed for all programs at the Onset Bay Center. 

This is what every kid's summer should be like! The Onset Bay Center will open in 2020 with an extensive set of full day and half day programs for children and teenagers who are looking for new adventures and challenges. Learn the basics of sailing or develop more advanced sailing skills; master paddling in a kayak or paddleboard, swim and explore the beach and natural coastline.

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Four kids and a CBC instructor heading out on a white sailboat with green and white sails.

Summer fun is not just for kids. The Onset Bay Center will launch a series of weeknight sailing and paddling adventures for adults. Learn something new and meet friends who are interested in exploring fun on the water, too. And be on the lookout for special offerings aimed at the whole family ... coming soon!

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Computer rendering of the final Onset Bay Center

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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