🇺🇸 Fairhaven is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It is located on the South Coast of Massachusetts where the Acushnet River flows into Buzzards Bay, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean. The town shares a harbour with the city of New Bedford, a place well known for its whaling and fishing heritage; consequently, Fairhaven's history, economy, and culture are closely aligned with those of its larger neighbour.
Fairhaven has a population of over 15,924 people. Fairhaven also forms part of the wider Bristol County which has a population of over 579,200 people. Fairhaven is situated near New Bedford.