Things To Do During Your Swim Weekend

Things to do on the South Coast of Massachusetts

If you live in the Buzzards Bay region, then you know it's a special place. But if you've never spent much time here — now's your chance! With beautiful beaches, stunning coastal farmland, rich history, and delicious restaurants, the South Coast of Massachusetts is a gem to discover. Make a weekend out of your Swim experience and enjoy all that Buzzards Bay has to offer!

New Bedford & Fairhaven: The Home of the Buzzards Bay Swim

The Buzzards Bay Swim begins in the historic "Whaling City" of New Bedford. Once known as the world capital of the whaling industry, today New Bedford is the richest commercial fishing port in the United States and a culturally vibrant destination for the arts, dining, museums, shopping, and more.

Across New Bedford Harbor lies Fairhaven, the city's quaint neighbor. Fairhaven boasts its own rich history, architecture, and recreation — all of which is on full display when you arrive at the Buzzards Bay Swim finish line at Fort Phoenix State Reservation.

Ideas for Your Swim Weekend

Where to Stay

Hotel

The Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford offers a special group rate for the Buzzards Bay Swim. Check back soon for the link to book your room at the special group rate.

Marina

Bringing your boat into New Bedford Harbor for the weekend? Pope's Island Marina offers transient slips for visiting vessels for $2.75 per foot per day. You can book a slip online or email Penny Raimondo for more information.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Buzzards Bay Swim is a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series event, presented nationally by Toyota.