The Town of Brewster has been proactive in modifying our beach and shellfish permit programs for the 2020 Summer in order to continue to provide access to our beaches while ensuring the safety of our residents, visitors, and employees. Over the past month, at the recommendation of Town Administration, the Select Board has approved the following adjustments to how beach parking will be handled this year:
- Resident Beach Parking Permits issued in 2019 are now valid until June 30, 2020. These typically would have expired in September 2019.
- Resident Recreational Shellfish Permits issued in 2019 are now valid until June 30, 2020. These typically would have expired in December 2019. Non-Resident Recreational Shellfish Permits will not be issued this summer.
- Annual Resident, Annual Non-Resident Beach Parking Permits and Resident Recreational Shellfish Permits will be issued starting June 1. These will be available via the mail-in program and online purchasing options only. There will be no in-person sales of permits in Town Hall this year. The same is true for 2020-2021 Resident Transfer Station Permits.
- Daily Non-Resident Beach Parking Permits will be available online only, as a purchase and print system. Those non-residents who wish to visit Brewster beaches will be able to log on to the website http://stickers.brewster-ma.gov, purchase a daily permit, and print the permit for placement on their vehicle dashboard. Weekly Non-Resident Beach Parking Permits will not be issued this summer.
Beach parking permit enforcement is in effect June 15 through September 6, 2020, from 9am to 4pm daily. Vehicles parked without a visible permit will be fined $40.00. This is strictly enforced by the Brewster Police Department. Shellfish permit enforcement will continue in a manner consistent with current state directives.
The Town may further modify the Beach Parking Permit program this summer as necessary.
Any further changes to permit sale policies or procedures for this summer will be posted on the Town’s homepage. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Beaches close at 10pm. Cookouts on beaches are allowed only on private beaches and only with permits issued by the Brewster Fire Department. No fires are allowed on town or state public beaches. Dogs and other pets are not allowed on public beaches, tidal flats, landings, and public ponds between the dates of May 15th and September 15th.
Smoking is prohibited on all Town owned beaches and ponds
Please understand that all beach parking permits must be displayed on the back bumper of your car or they are invalid.
This permit does not guarantee a parking place at any of the beaches. We have limited parking at the Town beaches. You must have a permit when parked at the beaches, but actual parking is on a first come basis. There is a $40.00 fine for all parking violations, including parking at a beach without a valid permit. There are signs at beach parking lots indicating that a Beach Parking Permit is required.
Residents: $25 each per vehicle for first two permits, $40 per vehicle for additional permits. Residents must provide auto registration and proof of residence--see full regulations
Non-Residents: $20/day, $60/week, $150/season
Public beaches on Cape Cod Bay, starting from the east end of town are: Crosby Landing, Linnell Landing, Ellis Landing, Point of Rocks Landing, Spruce Hill, Breakwater Beach, Breakwater Landing, Saint's Landing, Mant's Landing (Robbins Hill Beach), and Paines Creek Beach.
There Are No Lifeguards at Bay Beaches
Portable toilets are provided at Paines Creek, Point of Rocks, Mant's (Robbins Hill), Saints, Ellis, Linnell, Breakwater Beach, and Crosby from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend.
Long Pond Beach is accessible from Crowell's Bog Road, off Route 124. Lifeguard on duty from July 4th weekend to Labor Day Weekend, seven days a week, from 9am to 4pm. Portable toilets are available. Sheep Pond, accessible from Fisherman's Landing, and Upper Mill Pond, accessible from Run Hill Road, have no lifeguards, but portable toilets are available.