Popponesset beaches are private for the use of homeowners and their guests. Homeowners within the designated boundaries of the Popponesset Beach Association are considered PBA members, and have deeded beach rights to the Popponesset Beaches.
Access to our beaches is highly sought by others in the public and we frequently see people on our beaches who don't have beach rights. This causes a variety of problems including parking violations, misbehavior and abuse of beach privileges. Please note that we have increased security over the years to address these problems.
Popponesset Beach Flags
The beach flag system protects our deeded rights to use the beach. Beach flags are a way to conveniently and easily signal to Security and others that beach-goers have a right to be there. PBA issues new flags each season to members in good standing (those who have paid their full dues/fees/charges and assessments). For more information on your flag, reach out to Kelly Spinard, Treasurer, or Joe Parlavecchio, Assistant Treasurer through the website: Contact
The beaches at Overlook Knoll and Wilson’s Grove are not Part of PBA and do not recognize PBA Beach Flags. Beach flags are needed at Sandy Beach because, although we don't own that beach, we have deeded rights to use it. PBA does not own or control the Spit and PBA Beach Flags are not needed there.
Our security team will be walking the beach regularly during the summer season. If you see people using the beach, who you know do not have permission, please mention it to a security team member. See: PBA Security.