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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!

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Aerial view of Naushon and the Elizabeth Islands
Gosnold, MA 02713
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This pristine crescent of sand is a peaceful place for boaters to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and beachcombing on private Naushon Island.

Facilities: None
Trees in fall colors behind the sandy beach at Naushon Island's Tarpaulin Cove
Gosnold, MA 02713
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Swim, kayak, snorkel, and beachcomb while enjoying a sweeping lighthouse view Tarpaulin Cove Beach, a public beach on private Naushon Island.

Facilities: None
A motorboat pulled onto the sandy beach of Weepecket Island
Gosnold, MA 02543
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Discover island adventures on the untamed shores of the Weepecket Islands, a small island chain north of Naushon.

Parking: None
Facilities: Kayak launch (shoreline)

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Upcoming Events

Buzzards Bay Swim
Sat, June 27
6:30AM - 10:30AM
Fort Phoenix State Reservation,
Fairhaven
Mindfulness Walk: Goldavitz Bog
Sun, December 15
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Goldavitz Bog,
Marion
Women’s Walk at Dodge Reserve
Sun, December 15
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Dodge Reserve,
Dartmouth

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