Beach Rules

You can download a copy of the Beach Rules here to post them for your guests or renters.

Emergency Signals

The lifeguards will use whistles in certain emergency situations.  Please comply promptly with their request.

  • ONE LONG Whistle – ATTENTION
  • TWO LONG Whistles – CLEAR THE WATER IMMEDIATELY!

This has been necessary in the past when a small child is reported missing to the guards.  The water needs to be immediately cleared so the water and beach area can be searched for the child.

Beach Rules

  1. The beach is intended for use by SBIA members and their guests only.
  2. Guards will be assigned from June 24 until August 27, or as posted. Daily coverage is from 9:30am until 5:00pm.
  3. No dogs are allowed on the beach at any time of day per Town of Falmouth by-law.
  4. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed on the beach.
  5. No picnics or coolers allowed on the beach. Picnicking and lunches are allowed on the wall or on picnic tables near beach entrances.  As a trial run we will be allowing snacks and sandwiches to be consumed provided that the trash does not become an issue.    We will monitor this and reserve the right to change this rule if it becomes a problem.
  6. Please remove all trash you are responsible for and place in barrels at beach entrances. Please place dirty swim diapers / diapers inside sealed plastic bags.
  7. Keep off the jetties!!
  8. No inflatable rafts or toys are allowed in the swim area. THIS INCLUDES PADDLE BOARDS. This is a safety issue in general with swimmers who get into situations that exceed their ability, made worse in certain wind and wave conditions.
  9. Please launch all paddle boards adjacent to the fishing jetty.
  10. Raft Rules: No pushing on the raft! No swimming under the raft. No use of floats to reach the raft. People not complying with raft rules may be banned from the raft. The raft may be closed if deemed necessary for safety.
  11. There is no smoking allowed on the beach.

RULES FOR MOSES ROAD BEACH ASSOCIATION

The following rules have been agreed upon by the SBIA and ownership of the Moses Rd. Beach Association

  1. The Beach Rules of the SBIA shall apply including use of coolers and alcohol.
  2. Members of the Association and their guests may use the beaches but if asked by one of the owners of the property to give them space, SBIA members and their guests shall comply.
  3. No parking of vehicles on the property.
  4. Please respect the owners of the property and their wishes.

RULES FOR THE WEST AVE BEACH

The following rules have been agreed upon by the SBIA and the Mavrides Family Irrevocable Trust who own the beach adjacent to the parking lot/playground (near the harbor).

  1. Beach Rules similar to those of the SBIA shall apply including the use of coolers and alcohol.
  2. Members of the Association and their guests using the beach shall comply if asked by one of the owners to give them space.
  3. No storing of dinghies or small boats on the beach. All kayaks must be placed on the racks or taken home.
  4. Dinghies may be stored at the public Grove Street beach.
  5. No one is allowed on the stone seawall or boulders along the property for any reason. There is no access to the front beach along or through the property of the Mavrides Family Trust.

Thank you for being good neighbors and following these rules!