Just a reminder as we reopen the beaches that we welcome our four footed friends but not all the time. Dogs are not permitted on the beach when the majority of our beachgoers are there, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and they are never permitted near posted bird nesting habitats. Our rules are found below.
DOGS AND PETS – Many dogs and pets like the water as much as we do. However, some restrictions are necessary to enable all of us to use and enjoy the beach.
1. Dogs and pets are prohibited within 100 yards of posted bird nesting habitat by federal and state regulation. The prohibition is enforced throughout the nesting season, which generally lasts from the beginning of April through the end of August. The Recreation Department will remove the signs as soon as possible after nesting is concluded.
2. From May 15 – September 15 dogs and pets are allowed on all beaches prior to 9:00am and after 5:00pm (unless the area is posted as bird nesting habitat-- see 4a. above).
3. Dog and pet excrement must be picked up and properly disposed of.
4. There is a $50 fine for violation of Section 4 (Mass. General Law Section 161 Acts 1971).