Great egrets gather on a small hummock on Big Ram Island in the lower Westport River.
Paddlers can make their way upriver for about a mile after launching at the Acushnet Sawmill Preserve in New Bedford
Buzzards Bay bike paths are family-friendly!
Sailing is popular in the waters of Buzzards Bay.
Padanaram Village is one of many delightful destinations within the region.
Numerous hiking trails wind through the coastal habitat of the South Coast region.
Comprising the towns of Fairhaven, New Bedford, Dartmouth, South Dartmouth and Westport, the South Coast Region brims with possibilities for the visitor looking for a unique marine experience. Bordering the western shore of Buzzards Bay, the region offers exciting opportunities for sailing, power boating, fishing, paddling, clamming, nature photography, coastal biking, and more.
On shore you’ll find great restaurants, ice cream shops, galleries, museums, shops and more catering to every taste imaginable. Check out quaint villages or the larger hubs of New Bedford, Fall River, and Fairhaven. Take a scenic paddle along the peaceful Slocums River or ride the surface at sprawling Horseback Beach. Hike the numerous trails leading through meadows and coastal woodlands, or fish for stripers, bluefish, sea bass and false albacore in the open waters of Buzzards Bay.
These coastal rivers are great places to paddle a kayak, canoe, or SUP, no matter what the season.
This scenic estuary in southeastern Massachusetts makes a great day paddle in a canoe or kayak.
12 great Buzzards Bay beaches you can get to by boat.
Circumnavigate this scenic bay in Southeastern Massachusetts via this series of bike trails.
This fertile estuary and salt marsh system is a paradise for paddlers and birders alike.
This network of hiking trails in southeastern Massachusetts leads through a stunning variety of coastal habitat.
Each spring, black sea bass invade the inshore waters of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, providing a great opportunity to catch a batch of these aggressive, great-tasting fish! When it comes to catching fish, it doesn’t get any easier than black sea bass. The best time to target these tasty, scrappy critters is from late May […]