The town of Gosnold encompasses the Elizabeth Islands: a chain of islands that lies between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound. Named for English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold, the town is made up of roughly a dozen named islands, including Naushon, Pasque, Nashawena, Penikese, and Cuttyhunk.

In total, Gosnold has 63 miles of shoreline and 13 square miles of land. As of the 2010 Census, Gosnold was home to 75 year-round residents, which makes it the smallest town by population in Massachusetts.

Top Stories in Gosnold

The 10 best things that happened for Buzzards Bay in 2020

This year, the Buzzards Bay Coalition made significant progress on every front—ongoing pollution cleanup, focused land protection, active restoration, and community engagement—thanks to our supporters and partners, and together we will accomplish even more in 2021.

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Kicking off the Coalition’s protection of Cuttyhunk with an internship immersed in island life

Skylah Reis spent the summer just seven miles from home but a world away from where she grew up, helping to launch the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s new, long-term role in protecting and managing the unique lands and habitats on Cuttyhunk Island.

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Cuttyhunk properties permanently protected from development and preserved for public access

The Buzzards Bay Coalition and its partners completed acquisition of 68 acres on Cuttyhunk Island, permanently protecting dramatic barrier beaches, coastal marsh and upland habitats.

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Upcoming Events Near Gosnold

Mindfulness Walk: Winter Series
Sun, January 31
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Agawam River Trail,
Wareham

Current Issues

Oil Spills

New laws and better plans have made the Bay safer from oil today than it was 10 years ago. But oil spills remain a constant threat. That’s why the Coalition continues to advocate for the strongest possible protections for Buzzards Bay.

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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: