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Low Tide, Bay Side: Officials Urge Beachgoers to Seek Less Crowded Spots

Liz Lerner
Megansett Beach in North Falmouth.

A new set of precautions called “Beach Well” aims to keep people virus-safe at Cape Cod beaches this summer.

Although the list repeats some existing COVID-19 safety rules, it focuses more on which

beaches people visit and when.

The Cape Cod Reopening Task Force is promoting “Beach Well” on its website.

It asks people to avoid beaches at high tide, when there is less space for distancing on the sand.

State Senator Julian Cyr, spokesman for the task force, said a great time to go to the beach is three hours before or after high tide. And he suggested visiting beaches on the inside of the Cape, where space increases significantly at low tide.

“Bay side beaches do have more room at low tide — a lot more room,” he said.

Details, including a link to tide charts, are at

Jennette Barnes is a reporter and producer. Named a Master Reporter by the New England Society of News Editors, she brings more than 20 years of news experience to CAI.