Current public beach postings

The water quality at public beaches in Massachusetts is required to be monitored. When the water quality is unsafe, the beach is required to be “posted” with a sign that indicates swimming is unsafe and may cause illness.

Note: Most public beaches in Massachusetts close for the year after Labor Day. These beaches are not included in the beach postings table.

Table of Contents

DPH has been notified that the following beaches are posted:

Municipality

Beach

Waterbody

Posting Reason

Danvers

Sandy Beach

Atlantic Ocean

Bacterial Exceedance

Framingham

Learned Pond

Learned Pond

Bacterial Exceedance

Lunenburg

Hickory Hills Hemlock

Hickory Hills Lake

Bacterial Exceedance

Pembroke

Furnace Pond

Furnace Pond

Bacterial Exceedance

Southwick

South Pond Beach

South Pond

Bacterial Exceedance

Webster Indian Ranch Beach Webster Lake Bacterial Exceedance

Winthrop

Donovan’s Beach

Atlantic Ocean

Bacterial Exceedance

Winthrop

Halford Beach

Atlantic Ocean

Bacterial Exceedance

Notes: This website is updated when DPH receives notifications from state and local beach operators.

Last updated September 14, 2022.

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