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

10 reasons why 2018 was another great year for Buzzards Bay

Although so much remains to be done to protect and restore the Bay’s health, I’m proud to share with you some of our greatest accomplishments from 2018.

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Conservation on Cuttyhunk ‘a very big deal’

Voluntary conservation restrictions, planned land purchases by the Buzzards Bay Coalition and land grants to the Massachusetts Audubon Society, could limit or stop development on about half of the bucolic island forever.

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Boat pumpout service opens on Cuttyhunk Island

This self-service station, located at the Cuttyhunk Harbor fuel dock, will be open from dawn to dusk, May through September.

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Upcoming Events Near Gosnold

Winter Walk in Beebe Woods
Fri, March 01
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Beebe Woods,
Falmouth
300 Committee Book Club: The Hidden Life of Trees
Fri, March 08
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Falmouth Public Library - Hermann Room,
Falmouth
Seal & Seabird Cruise
Sat, March 09
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Patriot Boats,
Falmouth

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: