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

Seventeen places to see (hear and smell) the signs of spring

The best way to celebrate the spring season is to get outside and savor the re-awakening that is taking place. You’ll find the signs of spring in the woodlands, wetlands, salt marshes, and waters of Buzzards Bay. Here’s a quick list of places you are most likely to spy hopeful signs of the warmer weather that is on its way as well as some pointers on what to look for.

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Spring Staycation at the Sawmill

The Coalition is offering a free packet of self-guided outdoor activities for children and families to explore during April school vacation week.

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Coalition seeding new scientific investigations into Bay restoration with broad publication of 27-year water quality record

The first 28 years of Baywatchers water quality data has been published in the international scientific journal, Scientific Data, improving access to the information for researchers around the world.

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Upcoming Events in 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: