The Town of Marion recently took a major step forward in the effort to combat water pollution in Buzzards Bay with the adoption of regulations that will require new construction to install nitrogen-reducing septic systems. It also requires that systems that fail inspection when a property is being sold to upgrade to a nitrogen reducing system.
The ongoing effort to protect and improve water quality and fish habitat in the East and West branches of the Westport River recently has taken a major step forward with the protection of properties that contain sensitive tributaries to the river.
Dramatic barrier beaches, coastal marsh and upland habitats on Cuttyhunk Island are now secure from the threat of development thanks to a deal that will ensure these unique lands remain natural and are accessible to the public.
Starting in early July, a team of researchers will be working in salt marshes around Buzzards Bay to start the next phase of a Coalition effort to better understand the causes of salt marsh loss and develop strategies to save these essential coastal habitats.
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.
Water quality conditions measured in Buzzards Bay last summer offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay, according to data collected by the Buzzards Bay Coalition. A majority of locations around the Bay showed slight declines in water quality during the summer of 2019.
Swim, beachcomb, dig for quahogs, or just soak in the sun with a beach day on Pocasset’s Sand Spit. Also known as Patuisset Beach, this quiet town-owned family shellfishing area provides sandy island vibes with great views from its position in bustling Hen Cove.