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. In total, Bourne is 41 square miles in size, and 83% of the town is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. Bourne’s 66 miles of coastline extend south from Buttermilk Bay along Buzzards Bay’s eastern shore to Megansett Harbor. As of the 2010 Census, Bourne was home to 19,754 residents.

Top Stories in Bourne

Coalition celebrated with national award for coastal stewardship

The national Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) recently awarded the Buzzards Bay Coalition its 2021 Coastal Stewardship Award for the breadth and depth of its programs to protect and preserve Buzzards Bay.

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Five good reasons to weigh anchor and experience the joy of sailing

Buzzards Bay happens to be one of the best places for sailing in North America, and that's just one reason to try it.

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Thirty years and hundreds of thousands of data points later

The Baywatchers water quality monitoring program started its 2021 season in late May, marking its 30th season of operation and making it one of the nation’s longest running and largest water quality monitoring efforts involving citizen scientists.

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Upcoming Events in Bourne

Places To Go in Bourne

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

If you want to take an easygoing, scenic bike ride, look no further than the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway in Bourne.

Four Ponds Conservation Area – Bourne Town Forest

Explore tranquil ponds, wetlands, and woods at Bourne's Four Ponds Conservation Area and Town Forest in Pocasset.

Lawrence Island

Whether by foot or on a kayak, make time to explore the sandy, protected shores of Lawrence Island in Cataumet.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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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: