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It’s easy to see the appeal of exploring Buzzards Bay from a boat or a beach— but you may be surprised by how much more the Bay has to offer just below the surface! With the help of just a mask and a snorkel, anyone can get familiar with the fishes and crabs, snails and sea stars hiding on sandy bottoms, in seagrass meadows, and along rocky coastlines. Don a pair of fins for the maneuverability to explore, or laze on a float to relax as you appreciate these marine vistas.

If you and your kids are new to snorkeling and want to get familiar with the sensation, look out for one of our Learn to Snorkel events during the summer!

Aiyana Monteiro, age 10, is knee-deep in water off the beach at Onset’s Burgess Point, and she’s caught something: she splashes triumphantly towards shore with her fist in the air, closed around a massive blue and gray shell. Once onshore, she proudly announces that she knows what it is — she recently learned that this type of shell holds a type of clam called a quahog.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work to restore clean water, protect watershed lands, and engage the community is carried out by a talented group of conservation professionals. Learn about currently available opportunities for full-time careers, seasonal employment, internships, and service positions with the Coalition.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to race, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or veteran status.

Full-Time Positions

Development Assistant

The Buzzards Bay Coalition seeks a detail-oriented Development Assistant to join our Advancement team in meeting its strategic fundraising objectives. The position demands an energetic, dependable candidate who possesses high attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience in maintaining data integrity, a knowledge of (or desire to learn about) fundraising, and the ability to manage multiple priorities at the same time. Please see the full job description for more information.

Applications including a resume and cover letter should be submitted to Doonie Brewer, Manager of Individual Giving, at


Seasonal Positions

Onset Bay Center Summer Staff

Want to spend your summer exploring beautiful Onset Bay? Enjoy paddling the waters, sailing the seas, digging for shellfish, dropping lines for crabs, and snorkeling! Join our waterfront team at the Onset Bay Center!

The Onset Bay Center seeks Waterfront Instructors and Sailing Instructors to lead and assist in the delivery of on-the-water and outdoor recreation programs at the Onset Bay Center in Onset, MA.

Please see job descriptions linked below for more information:

Applications including a resume, cover letter, and contact information for one reference should be submitted to Quentin Chafee, Waterfront Manager, at

The Coalition is launching a full schedule of free outdoor activities for the summer, aiming to connect people to outdoor fun on Buzzards Bay and its watershed lands.

It’s beach season, and there’s nowhere better to be than Buzzards Bay! From sandy spots to rocky shores, Buzzards Bay’s coast is lined with beaches where swimmers, boaters, and families can jump into the Bay’s cool waters.

We think all of Buzzards Bay’s beaches are special. But a few stand out as particularly great destinations to enjoy the sand, salt, and surf. Here are ten Buzzards Bay beaches we love, listed in order from west to east. Some of these are crowd favorites, while others are hidden gems waiting for you to discover.