Falmouth is Buzzards Bay’s easternmost town, with Bourne to the north and the island communities of Gosnold and Martha’s Vineyard to the south. The town covers 46 square miles, and 42% of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. As of the 2010 Census, Falmouth was home to 31,531 year-round residents, although in summer that population triples. The town’s shoreline stretches 68 miles along Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound and includes several major harbors, coves, and estuaries.

Top Stories in Falmouth

Teaming up to swim for clean water

Rob Thieler's passion for open-water swimming with the Chappy Swimmers inspired his decision to dive into the 28th annual Buzzards Bay Swim.

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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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Defending strong pollution limits for West Falmouth Harbor

Thanks to the Coalition’s recent appeal and settlement of the town’s wastewater treatment plant permit, Falmouth is now operating under the strictest permit ever issued to it.

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Upcoming Events in Falmouth

Night Heron Kayak Drawing
Tue, June 01 -
Sun, September 19
Buzzards Bay Coalition,
New Bedford
Summer Story Walks
Wed, June 02 -
Tue, August 17
Acushnet

Places To Go in Falmouth

Shining Sea Bikeway

Take a journey of discovery down the Shining Sea Bikeway, a 10.7-mile paved bike path through Falmouth.

The Knob

Catch a breathtaking sunset over Buzzards Bay from the protected shores at The Knob in Falmouth.

Wood Neck Beach & Little Sippewissett Marsh

With amazing water views and a lush natural setting, Wood Neck Beach is a summer destination for Falmouth families.

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: