Popponesset beaches are private for the use of homeowners and their guests only. Homeowners within the designated boundaries of the Popponesset Beach Association are considered PBA members, and have deeded beach rights. There are other beaches in the area open to the public. Example: South Cape Beach State Park
Access to Popponesset beaches is enforced by our Beach Flag system and by our security team.
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
Popponesset Beach Flags
Beach flags are a way to conveniently 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 (homeowners who have paid their full dues/fees/charges and assessments). 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 so PBA Beach Flags are not needed there.
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.