Although Acushnet doesn’t touch Buzzards Bay’s coastline directly, the entire town lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed.
The town of Bourne is divided into two sections by the Cape Cod Canal, with Wareham and Plymouth along its northern border and Falmouth to the south.
The entire town of Dartmouth is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed, with Westport to the west, New Bedford to the east, and Freetown to the north.
The entire town of Fairhaven lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed, with New Bedford to the west, Mattapoisett to the east, and Acushnet to the north.
A significant portion of Freetown and Lakeville is located within the Assawompsett Ponds watershed, which provide drinking water to the city of New Bedford.
The town of Gosnold encompasses the Elizabeth Islands: a chain of islands that lies between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.
The Martha’s Vineyard towns of Tisbury, West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Aquinnah lie on 37 miles of shoreline along Vineyard Sound, just beyond the edge of Buzzards Bay.
Mattapoisett sits on the shores of Buzzards Bay with Fairhaven to the west, Marion to the east, and Acushnet and Rochester to the north.
The city of New Bedford is sandwiched between Dartmouth to the west, Acushnet and Fairhaven to the east, and Freetown to the north.
Of Plymouth’s land area, 44% is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Agawam River begins in Plymouth, and the Wankinco River snakes along Plymouth's town line with Carver.
The towns of Tiverton and Little Compton are the only two Rhode Island communities located within the Buzzards Bay watershed.
The town of Wareham sits at the head of Buzzards Bay, with more than 54 miles of shoreline along coastal waterways like the Weweantic River, the Wareham River, and Onset Bay.