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Voted Second Best Harbor in the USA

Why we’re different

With great fishing, regional boat tours, rental slips and moorings, and access to one of the region’s most protected harbors, the Onset Town Pier is the centerpiece of bustling Onset Village. This large pier on the calm waters of Onset Bay provides boaters and landlubbers alike access to the best outdoor activities that Onset has to offer.
Onset Town Pier is a great stopping place for mariners heading into Buzzards Bay or transiting the nearby Cape Cod Canal. Tucked into the upper reaches of Buzzards Bay, Onset Bay’s protected waters shelter boats from rough seas and offer a prime place for fishing and paddling. The pier is also just steps from restaurants, shopping, and the sandy shores of Onset Beach, offering a full day’s worth of activities.

There are slip rentals available at the dock, or rent a mooring and use the Wareham Harbormaster’s launch service (available from June through September) for quick access to Onset Town Pier. The pier is also within a few minutes of a boat ramp and fuel station, both located to the east just beyond the Stone Bridge.

Those coming to Onset Town Pier from the land will find plenty to enjoy here, too. Anglers will be in good company casting from this popular fishing pier, where fluke, sea robin, and juvenile “schoolie” striped bass are common fare in spring and summer, and luck might land you a wandering bluefish or adult striper. Want to get out on the water? Book a fishing charter or Cape Cod Canal cruise from the pier to the region’s nearby waters. If you need help with anything, just ask the folks in the seasonal Harbormaster office, located right on the pier.

Habitats & Wildlife
Onset Bay’s peaceful waters are home to a diverse array of coastal wildlife. These shores are rich with shellfish, from quahogs and crabs to whelks and moon snails. Stripers move into Onset Bay in the spring and late summer as they migrate along the coast, making it a great place to go fishing. Even dolphins have been spotted taking shelter in this calm harbor!

Above the water, ospreys nest along the shoreline and are a common sight in the summer as they hunt for fish. You can’t miss the numerous cormorants slipping underwater in pursuit of fish and drying out their wings atop docks, rocks, and unattended boats.


I’ve Gone “Bananas”

“Bananas” Inc. – THE FUN STORE. Army & Navy Goods – Government & Commercial Surplus. Camping & Marine Supplies. Kayaks, Fishing Supplies, Hiking Boots – You Name It – We’ve Got It! Rtes. 6 & 28, E. Wareham, 508-291-0005, www.bananasinc.com

Onset Village Hardware

Family-owned & operated. Hardware, housewares, and all the stuff in between.
227 Onset Ave

Onset Village Market

Neighborhood grocer, deli, and wine & beer store.
231 Onset Ave

Happy Zone

205 Onset Ave

The Happy Zone is home to all your Onset clothing and outer wear! Hooded sweatshirts, tie died tanks, tied died t shirts, and sweat pants are available.  We also have a ton of fun novelty items.


Miss Chris Fishing

Onset Pier
200 Onset Ave
Onset MA

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Miss Chris Fishing will take you fishing where the action is! Our vessel has large roomy decks and an enclosed heated cabin


Water Wizz

3031 Cranberry Highway
East Wareham

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Southern New England’s Largest Water Park and home of two blockbuster movies – The Way Way Back and Grownups.


Flagship Cinema

39 Doty Ave
Flagship theatres feature stadium seating, digital surround sound and a comfortable atmosphere. We pride ourselves on being known as the “neighborhood theatre” that offers quality entertainment for families

Hi-Line Canal Cruises

184 Onset Ave
Onset MA

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The Cape Cod Canal is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. It is the widest sea level canal (without locks) in the world. Ships can save 162


Gleason Family YMCA

33 Charge Pond Road
Wareham MA 02571

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At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age.


The Wigmam

9 Crescent Place
Onset MA

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Onset was settled in 1877 by Spiritualists who formed the Onset Bay Campmeeting Association. A Movement developed in 1890 to  bring the spirit of the American Indian to


Stonebridge Marina Boat Rentals

5 East Blvd
Onset MA

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The Stonebridge Marina, in conjunction with Atlantic Boats offers half and full day boat rentals, including all the gear you need for a perfect day on the water.


Nemasket Kayak Rental

184 Onset Ave (On the Beach)
Onset MA

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Nemasket Kayak Rental offers kayak and Stand up Paddle Board (SUP) rentals, tours and A.C.A. Instruction.  Onset Bay is a unique place for paddling.


Salerno’s Function Hall

196 Onset Ave
Onset MA 02558

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Salerno’s is an elegant and unique venue nestled in the Victorian seaside village of Onset. Salerno’s is the perfect location for your special event.

Stonebridge Bar and Grill

5 East Blvd

Onset, MA
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“A gem by the bay, with a solid menu to boot.”   Boston Globe

Stevie B’s Onset Sports Resort

270 Onset Ave

Onset, MA
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Stevie B’s offers everything you want from a bar! Great service, appetizers, entertainment from magic to music and a fun, casual environment!


182 Onset Ave

Onset MA
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Stash’s is the only restaurant directly on Onset beach..

Quahog Republic

197 Onset Ave

Onset, MA
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Live * Give * Relax

Step inside this Waterfront Eatery and be transported to the positive energy capital of the Quahog Republic.

Pier View Restaurant

201 Onset Ave

Onset MA

Pier View offers amazing breakfasts served with traditional local ingredients.

Marc Anthony’s Pizzeria

190 Onset Ave

Onset MA
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“Simply the best pizza anywhere”

Beauty & Spa

Tarra Dean Studio

6 Union Avenue, Onset MA 02558
(508) 295-2535

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TarraDean Studio is a high end hair salon bringing Boston’s Newbury Street to Onset. We offer big city talent with small town comfort for men, women and

Onset Finest Hair & Beauty Supply

1 West Central Ave

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