Beach Access Event Permits

Planning a beach wedding? Organizing a school educational visit to explore our shoreline? Find everything you need here to secure a permit, know the rules & regulations and be ready for a successful event on one of our town beaches!

See below for the type of event you are planning and find all necessary paperwork and information you need to start the application process. Beach location info and maps can also be found at the bottom of this page. Contact us at the Rec Dept with any questions.

Application Steps:

To request beach access for your event you will need to complete the following (3) steps:

1) Read and complete the Rules & Regulations for your permit type access to ensure your event matches the requirements and that you understand your responsibilities. You will need to submit the completed form WITH your application. 

2) Complete the corresponding Access Application and attach your completed Rules & Regulations form to it. Be sure all fields are completed and that both forms are signed.

3) Submit your payment. You can pay ONLINE or by mail or in person to the Rec Department Offices.

  1. Beach Access (Non-educational)
  2. Coastal Access (Educational)
  3. Wedding Permit

Birthday Cake Sand CastleTo Apply & Pay Online:

1. Online Beach Access Permit Rules & Regulations

2. Online Beach Access Permit Application

3. Beach Access Permit Online Payment: Coming Soon! Payments must be received by mail or in person at this time.

To Apply & Pay in Person or by Mail:

1 & 2. Beach Access Rules & Regulations AND Permit Application For in person applications, this is ONE document.

3. Submit the Rules & Regulations form along with your completed Permit Application along with the $25 fee either in person or by mail to the Rec Department Offices.

Beach Locations:

Town Neck Beach/Boardwalk: Town Neck Road to Wood Avenue, Sandwich.

 First Beach: Corner of Freeman’s Ave and Town Neck Road
East Sandwich Beach: Ploughed Neck Road to North Shore Boulevard, East Sandwich.

Fresh Water Beaches:
Snake Pond Beach: Route 130 to Snake Pond Rd, Forestdale. (Lifeguards from June 28th - Sept 2nd 10 am to 4:30 pm)
Wakeby Lake at Ryder Conservation: Cotuit Rd to South Sandwich Rd. (Lifeguards from June 28th - Sept 2nd, 10 am to 4:30pm)

Peters Pond at Oakcrest Cove: 34 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd, Forestdale. (Lifeguards from June 28th - Sept 2nd, 10 am to 4:30)

Beach Location Maps