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

A guide to Buzzards Bay islands you can explore

Though they may not have palm trees or coconuts, these 12 islands around Buzzards Bay do have beautiful views, fascinating histories, and exciting adventures to take on.

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31st Annual Meeting recognizes three exceptional Buzzards Bay Guardians

At our 31st Annual Meeting in Westport on May 21, the Coalition presented Michael Deland, Michael Gagne, and Wendy Northcross with Buzzards Bay Guardian Awards for their outstanding work to protect and restore the Bay.

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25 local fishing charters to get you out on Buzzards Bay

Chartering a boat gives you an opportunity to fish Buzzards Bay's deeper waters with the guidance of experienced captains.

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Upcoming Events in Bourne

Evening Bird Walk
Sun, September 22
4:30PM - 7:00PM
Old Field Preserve,
Bourne
Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 06
Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole,
Falmouth
Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm
Sat, October 12
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Bourne Farm,
Falmouth

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: