Annual Buzzards Bay Swim

Buzzards Bay Swim

Annual Buzzards Bay Swim
Saturday, June 24, 2024
New Bedford & Fairhaven
Start: beach next to Cisco Brewers Kitchen and Bar, 1480 E Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford
Finish: Fort Phoenix State Beach, Green Street, Fairhaven

Don’t miss this chance to swim point-to-point across a closed shipping channel with 300 other swimmers! The Buzzards Bay Swim is a one-of-a-kind scenic point-to-point open water swim across outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by a robust safety patrol, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor and channel, passing by the iconic Butler Flats Lighthouse and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier, one of the largest stone structures on the East Coast. At the thrilling finish, swimmers are welcomed with a beach party featuring a live steel drum band, pancakes cooked to order, gourmet coffee, and local beer!

The Buzzards Bay Swim is a fundraiser for the Buzzards Bay Coalition, a nonprofit that works to protect clean water in our region. For more information and to register, visit Reach out to with any questions.

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