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7/20/2017 10:34:29 PM
Sandy Neck Beach Status


Off Road Vehicle
Updated: 7/13/2017 3:19:37 PM

ORV Beach is open approximately 2 miles.

There is a designed daytripper only parking area.

There is a designated daytripper only parking area which is clearly marked on the beach (click on "PARKING PLAN MAP" on the home page under "Notices").

All vehicles must park perpendicular with headlights facing the dunes.

Speed limit on the ORV corridor is 5mph
NO dogs allowed past closure line.

Camp Fires
Updated: 9/6/2016 10:26:30 AM

Weather permitting, evening campfires are allowed April 1st through October 31st (including cooking fires) on the front beach. Campfires are allowed at sunset or 7:00PM,whichever comes first. You must obtain a fire permit if you do not have an Off Road Vehicle (ORV permit). Permits are available for a fee at the Gatehouse after 5PM. Permits may be limited in number.

Fishing and Shellfishing
Updated: 7/13/2017 11:24:13 AM

ORV beach open approx. 2 miles. NO vehicles are allowed past the closure signs.
No shellfishing access by vehicle.
No dogs allowed past the closure line

Speed limit on the ORV corridor is 5mph

Horseback Riding
Updated: 7/13/2017 11:25:09 AM

ORV beach is open approx. 2 miles. NO horses allowed past the closure. Please see the signs.
NO horses are allowed on the beach from Friday at Noon until Monday at Noon from Memorial Day, through Labor Day. NO horse are allowed on the beach on holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Cottage Owners
Updated: 7/13/2017 11:28:08 AM

Currently, approx 2 miles of the beach is open. This means Trails 1 or 2 are open for cottage owner vehicle access. All other trails are closed.

The escort schedule is as follows (you must call the gatehouse to make a reservation):
8:15AM (on) * 9:00AM (off)
10:30AM (on) * 11:00AM (off)
12:30PM (on) * 1:00PM (off)
3:30PM (on) * 4:00PM (off)
6:00PM (on) * 6:30PM (off)

In addition, we will continue to provide escorts upon request as long at said escorts are arranged in advance by prior reservation.

Remember we can not escort after dusk.
We will need a 24 hour advanced notice if you need an escort during the morning hours before 8:00 AM.
Supervisors are only available to schedule escorts between 8AM and 11PM.
Please meet the ranger (for an escort off the beach) at the closure rope at the mouth of Trail 6. Do not drive past the rope even if it is down.
If you have any questions please call the Gatehouse 362-8300.

Fat Tire Bikes
Updated: 7/13/2017 11:24:44 AM

Biking is allowed only on the front beach up to the closure line approx. 2 miles.
NO DOGS allowed past the closure line miles!

Sandy Neck Beach Park
425 Sandy Neck Road
W. Barnstable, Ma 02668
Gatehouse: 508-362-8300
MEA Office: 508-790-6272

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