Beach Safety Guidelines and Restrictions in Mashpee

The Mashpee Town Beaches will be staffed beginning the weekend of June 20,2020 between 9:00 am – 4:00 PM. Beach stickers are required between June 20, 2020 and September 7, 2020. Beach stickers are available through the Town Clerk’s Office. Please visit their Department website for more information.

Do I need to wear a mask or face covering at the beach? Face coverings and masks are mandatory when in public places where social distancing is not possible, and beaches are no exception. Masks do not need to be worn while sun-bathing (if patrons are able to maintain 6 ft. of social distancing) or swimming.

How many people can go to the beach together? Individual group sizes are limited to 10 or less people.

How many feet of social distance do I need on the beach? Along with maintaining a social distance of at least six feet from others, visitors should maintain at least 12 feet of distance between towel/beach blanket areas.

Are games allowed at the beach? Organized and pick-up ball games are not allowed. The list of banned activities includes, but is not limited to: Volleyball, Basketball, Kan Jam, spikeball, football, soccer, and bocce.

Beach capacity: Gate attendants will monitor parking lots and other beach entrances in order to enforce a capacity that allows for adequate social distancing. This may include limiting parking even though there are vacant parking spaces available.

Food service and picnic areas: Patrons must maintain social distancing in picnic areas. The beach concession mobile food vendor will provide snacks, drinks and ice cream as take-out only.

Parking lot policies: Beach staff will ensure that loading and unloading of cars occurs quickly. Tailgating or loitering in the parking lot is prohibited.

Other social distancing rules: Visitors must maintain social distancing when interacting with lifeguards except for emergencies. Social distance must also be observed at restroom facilities.

Author: Katy Acheson

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