News Flash

Beach Department

Posted on: September 9, 2020

2020 End-of-Season Update

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Regular season operations have ended for the Beach Dept. Details about access and services moving forward are listed below:

  • Beach parking lots are unlocked and open to the public, without parking stickers being checked or daily fees collected.
  • No beaches will have parking attendants or lifeguards until 2021, with the exception of Old Silver, which may be staffed (weather-permitting) from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekends only for the month of September.
  • Portable toilets will remain on-site until Monday, October 19, though the number of units at each beach will decrease on Tuesday, September 22.
  • The 3 Bathhouses at Old Silver and Surf Drive will be closed until 2021, with the exception of if Old Silver is staffed any of the next 3 weekends in September.
  • Beach concessions will remain open at the discretion of the vendor.
  • Trash and recycling will continue to be collected by DPW staff until the bins are removed in October.
  • Water wheelchair reservations are suspended until 2021.
  • The Ellen T. Mitchell Bathhouse offices are closed until 2021. Questions and concerns normally brought forward by phone should instead be sent via e-mail to beach@falmouthma.gov.
  • As water temperatures remain above 70° and patrons may encounter jellyfish in Falmouth waters, we recommend the following procedure for treating stings with mild symptoms: (1) rub wet sand on the site of the irritation (2) rinse (3) apply vinegar or meat tenderizer (4) repeat as necessary. If you have a more serious allergic reaction, seek professional medical attention.

This summer was one to remember, and we wish all residents/taxpayers/visitors of Falmouth health and safety in the off-season.

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