Beach Dept.

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Mission Statement


The Beach Department is responsible for maintaining and staffing 10 beaches in Falmouth, as well as selling resident and non-resident beach stickers. It also provides swimming lessons for children 4 years old and up, and conducts a lifeguard training class for children 15 years and older.

Beach Parking Permit Stickers: How-To Purchase

 
To promote social distancing and public health, the Town encourages residents/taxpayers to purchase beach parking permits online.

Beach Hours (In-Season)

  • Parking attendants leave at 4:30 p.m. at pay beaches; 4:45 p.m. at sticker beaches, with the exception of Chapoquoit Beach & Old Silver Residents' Lot which are monitored until 7:30 p.m.
  • Bathroom facilities close at 4:45 p.m.
  • Lifeguards are off-duty at 5 p.m.
  • The gates at all beaches, except Menauhant East and Megansett, are locked at 10 p.m. Those 2 lots are open 24 hours.
  • No dogs are allowed on the public beaches from May 1 through October 1.
Town of Falmouth is Christians Law Compliant. This link will help clarify the elements of Christians Law should you have questions:
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/christians-law

Beaches Staffed Hours/Access, 7 days a week

  • Bristol: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sticker Parking Only
  • Chapoquoit: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lifeguards), 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (parking attendants), Sticker Parking Only
  • Falmouth Heights: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sticker Parking Only
  • Grew's Pond, Goodwill Park: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.), Free Parking
  • Megansett: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sticker Parking Only
  • Menauhant East: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Public Welcome
  • Menauhant West: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sticker Parking Only
  • Old Silver Public: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.), Public Welcome
  • Old Silver Residents': 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (lifeguards), 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (parking attendants), Sticker Parking Only
  • Stoney/M.B.L.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sticker Parking Only
  • Surf Drive: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Public Welcome
  • Wood Neck: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sticker Parking Only

Employment


To be considered for hire, applicants must be 16 years or older. Those seeking a position in the Falmouth Beach Department should do the following:
  • Parking Attendants: Submit an application for employment to the Falmouth Personnel Department no later than April 1; interviews will be held virtually on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
  • Lifeguards: Submit an application for employment to the Falmouth Personnel Department at any time; preference date April 24. Lifeguard tryouts will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 3-6 p.m. at the Wareham YMCA. Applicants must have current Lifeguard and CPR certifications, or be enrolled in an accredited training program to be allowed to participate in the tryouts. A second tryout was held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Surf Drive Beach.

    Tryouts are being held on a rolling basis to continue to fill vacancies on our roster; e-mail beach@falmouthma.gov for more information.

  • Beach Maintenance Laborers (DPW): Submit an application for employment to the Falmouth Personnel Department at any time, preference date March 1
  • ClerksSubmit an application for employment to the Falmouth Personnel Department no later than April 1; interviews will be held virtually on Saturday, April 24, 2021.