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

41 places to enjoy fall foliage in southeastern Massachusetts

Pull on a sweater and get outside to enjoy the best of fall's colors at the these 41 beautiful places around your Bay.

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Over 300 cyclists raise record $215,000 for clean water at 13th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

Pedaling beneath sunny skies and moderate winds on a cool fall day, cyclists broke records for both participation and fundraising at the 13th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, held on Sunday, October 6.

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An expert’s guide to nature photography around Buzzards Bay

Greg Stone's images from his home town of Westport show time and time again that the best nature photos are those that “see the extraordinary in the ordinary,” as he puts it.

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Upcoming Events Near Tiverton & Little Compton

Snow Day Pop-Up Snowshoeing
Wed, January 01 -
Tue, March 31
Buzzards Bay Watershed,
New Bedford
29th Annual New Year’s Day Beach Walk
Wed, January 01
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Gooseberry Island Parking Lot,
Westport

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: