Popponesset beaches are private for the use of PBA members and their guests only. Homeowners within the designated boundaries of the Popponesset Beach Association are considered members, and have deeded beach rights. We do not sell beach memberships or day-passes to the public. Access to Popponesset beaches is enforced by our Beach Flag system and by our security team.
There are other beaches in the area open to the public. Example: South Cape Beach State Park
Popponesset Beach Flags
Beach flags are a way to conveniently signal to Security and others that those on the beach have a right to be there. Flags are mailed out annually towards the end of May to members in good standing. For more information on your flag contact PBA: Contact
Beach flags are needed at Sandy Beach because we have deeded rights to use it even though we do not own Sandy. The beaches at Overlook Knoll and Wilson’s Grove are not Part of PBA and do not recognize PBA Beach Flags. Save Popponesset Bay owns and controls the Spit and PBA Beach Flags are not needed there.
Beach access for diabled or elderly residents and guests (with beach flags) is more accessible due to our boardwalk installations at Bluff Ave, Kim Path, and Squaws Lane.
Events on the Beach
Any special event on the beach (defined as other than ordinary use of the beach) is subject to consideration for the rights of all other homeowners. Contact the PBA prior to scheduling an event on the beach. See Events and Gatherings
Our security team will be observing the beach and access points 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