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 or via mail-in process. In-person purchases are at the Ellen T. Mitchell Bathhouse at 56 Surf Drive from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. seven days/week.


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 5:00 p.m.
  • The gates at all beaches, except Menauhant East and Megansett, are locked at 9:00 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), Resident 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


Adapted Beach Wheelchairs

Handicapped wheelchairs must be reserved by calling (508)548-8623 at least one day before. They are available for delivery to all 10 Town beaches from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily; site availability will be adjusted due to staffing changes beginning in mid-August

 


Employment


To be considered for hire, applicants must be 16 years or older. Those seeking a position in the Falmouth Beach Department or adjacent Seasonal DPW positions should do the following:

  • Parking Attendants: Submit an application for employment to the Falmouth Human Resources Department at any time; preference date March 31. Interviews will be held virtually at a later date TBD.
  • Lifeguards: Submit an application for employment to the Falmouth Human Resources Department at any time; preference date April 14. Interviews will be held virtually at a later date TBD.  Applicants must have current Lifeguard and CPR certifications, or be enrolled in an accredited training program to be allowed to participate in the interview process.
  • Beach Maintenance Laborers (DPW): Submit an application for employment to the Falmouth Human Resources Department at any time; preference date March 31.
  • Clerks: Submit an application for employment to the Falmouth Human Resources Department at any time; preference date March 31. Interviews will be held virtually at a later date TBD.