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

13 scenic cranberry bog walks in the Buzzards Bay region

Nothing says fall in the Buzzards Bay region like the red of a cranberry bog, whether bright scarlet with berries or rusty with changing leaves. Check out one of these 13 spots and enjoy the view!

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8 coastal farms around Buzzards Bay you can explore

Sheep farms, hayfields, dairy pastures, vegetable patches, orchards – there are numerous farms, both working and retired, where you can take in some fresh air and absorb the area's rich agricultural history on a walk.

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Septic system upgrades in West Falmouth will demonstrate new nitrogen-reducing technologies at fire station, theatre company

Two upcoming septic system upgrades will deploy new state-of-the-art technologies to reduce nitrogen pollution as part of the Coalition’s ongoing effort to help restore the harbor’s health.

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Upcoming Events in Falmouth

Voyage to the White Shark Cafe
Sun, December 16
2:00PM
James L. Madden Center Lecture Hall,
Falmouth
Nature Walk at Peterson Farm
Wed, December 19
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Peterson Farm,
Falmouth
Winter Walk at Breivogel Ponds
Sun, December 30
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area,
Falmouth

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: