The town of Wareham sits at the head of Buzzards Bay, with more than 54 miles of shoreline along coastal waterways like the Weweantic River, the Wareham River, and Onset Bay. The town covers 37 square miles, and all of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. Wareham is surrounded by the towns of Marion, Rochester, Middleborough, Carver, Plymouth, and Bourne. As of the 2010 Census, Wareham was home to 21,822 residents.

Top Stories in Wareham

25 local fishing charters to get you out on Buzzards Bay

Chartering a boat gives you an opportunity to fish Buzzards Bay's deeper waters with the guidance of experienced captains.

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Flurry of construction at Onset Bay Center will swap for summer of outdoor activity

Work on the Onset Bathhouse and Wickets Island will resume in the fall, after a summer of sailing, swimming, fishing, and exploration around Onset Bay.

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In Memoriam: Richard Wheeler

We are deeply saddened at the passing of Richard Wheeler of Onset. Dick was a longtime Coalition supporter, a lifelong educator, an environmental advocate, and the namesake for our New Bedford Bay learning center.

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Upcoming Events in Wareham

Be Well Wareham
Sat, June 22
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Gleason Family YMCA,
Wareham
Family Intro to Sailing
Tue, June 25
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Onset Pier,
Wareham
Wheeler Kayak Series: Agawam River
Thu, June 27
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Whitlock's Landing,
Wareham

Places To Go in Wareham

Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area

If you want to explore a classic Wareham landscape, Westgate Conservation Area is an ideal spot.

Horseshoe Mill

Discover Buzzards Bay’s largest freshwater river at Horseshoe Mill, part of the growing Weweantic River Reserve in Wareham.

Onset Beach

Families flock to kid-friendly Onset Beach in Wareham thanks to its protected waters, beautiful scenery, and central location.

Current Issues

Restoring Streams & Wetlands

The Coalition is working to restore damaged streams and wetlands in places like the Acushnet River, the Weweantic River, and the Mattapoisett River to protect clean water and improve the health of the Bay ecosystem so fish, wildlife, and people can thrive.

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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: