The towns of Tiverton and Little Compton are the only two Rhode Island communities located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The West Branch of the Westport River begins in Tiverton, and the boundary of Buzzards Bay begins at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton. Together, these two towns cover a total of 53 square miles, 41% of which is located within the Buzzards Bay area. As of the 2010 Census, Tiverton was home to 15,780 residents and Little Compton was home to 3,492 residents.

Top Stories Near Tiverton & Little Compton

13 great places to explore while social distancing

You need more than six feet of space between people to follow today’s social distancing guidelines from public health authorities. Lucky for us, we’ve got acres of fresh air, peaceful wooded trails, spirit-restoring beaches, and bracing breezes in abundance here around Buzzards Bay.

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Explore your Bay through these kid-friendly February vacation week activities

For kids and parents alike, February’s school vacation week offers a perfect opportunity to break winter’s gloom and enjoy some quality time together.

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Celebrate the new year by exploring the newest places on Discover Buzzards Bay

This year we added 76 new places to Discover Buzzards Bay, our online tool that helps you find unique and exciting ways to get outdoors.

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Upcoming Events Near Tiverton & Little Compton

Vernal Pool Virtual Exploration
Mon, April 06
12:00PM
Westport Woods Conservation Park ,
Westport
Junior Bird Club – Osprey Afternoon
Tue, May 05
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Buzzards Bay Swim
Sat, June 27
6:30AM - 10:30AM
Fort Phoenix State Reservation,
Fairhaven

Places To Go Near Tiverton & Little Compton

Adamsville Landing

This quiet boat launch in Westport is the perfect place to begin a paddling adventure on the Westport River West Branch.

Horseneck Beach State Reservation

With two miles of sand and surf, the 600-acre Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a recreational paradise in Westport.

Head of Westport Town Landing

Head of Westport Town Landing is a quaint spot for paddlers to begin a journey down the Westport River East Branch.

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: