Beach Regulations

Town of Falmouth

Beach Regulations

The directives of all town officials, lifeguards and beach parking attendants must be followed for the benefit and safety of all.

Beach hours are defined as the hours when beaches are supervised: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, beach regulations are in effect at all times.

Lifeguards are on duty from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning in late June until Labor Day at most beaches.

Bathhouses at Old Silver and Surf Drive are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. beginning in late June until Labor Day.

Beach parking lot gates open at 9:00 a.m. and are locked at 9:00 p.m. during the summer season.

Animals are NOT permitted on the beach or in beach parking lots from May 1 to October 1. This includes leaving pets in parked vehicles. Service dogs required because of a disability are permitted.

Alcoholic beverages, open flames, and grills are NOT permitted on the beach or in the beach parking lot.

Smoking and vaping are NOT permitted on the beach.

All umbrellas and tents must be firmly secured and must not obstruct the lifeguards’ view of, or path to, the water. Umbrellas and tents greater than 10x10 ft. are NOT permitted.

Littering is NOT permitted on the public beaches or in beach parking lots.

Watercraft, fishing, and scuba diving are NOT permitted in the swim area during beach hours. See Falmouth Town Code, Ch. 231 for the definition of "watercraft."

"Swim area" is defined as the beach frontage and surrounding waters monitored by lifeguards. It extends from the shore to the buoy line.

Ball playing, kite flying, and beach games are permitted when space allows at the lifeguard’s discretion. Beach staff may terminate these same activities when it is deemed unsafe to the public.

No household garbage shall be discarded at any beach trash receptacle or in beach parking lots.

To promote clean, healthy beaches, please do not feed the wildlife. This includes, but is not limited to, seagulls, ducks, geese, and swans.

Adopted by vote of the Board of Selectmen on 6/4/2018 on recommendation of Beach Committee