Popponesset beaches are private for the use of PBA homeowners and their authorized guests only. Homeowners within the designated boundaries of Popponesset are considered members and have deeded beach rights. We do not sell memberships or day-passes to the public. There are other beaches in the area that are 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 are authorized to be there. Members, please help Security to do their job by showing your beach flag when requested. Flags are mailed out annually, to PBA members in good standing, towards the end of May. For more information on your beach flag contact PBA: Contact Us
Our security team will be observing the beach and access points 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
Beach access for disabled or elderly residents and guests (with beach flags) is more convenient due to our boardwalk installations at Bluff Avenue, Kim Path, and Squaws Lane. The Security Team may allow PBA members to drop-off those who have mobility problems by vehicle at beach entrances. This privilege is at the discretion of Security and is not to be used solely for able beach-goers' convenience.
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
Sandy Beach and Other Local Beaches
Beach flags are needed for access to Sandy Beach because we have deeded rights to use Sandy. Overlook Knoll and Wilson’s Grove are not Part of PBA, have their own homeowners associations, and do not recognize PBA Beach Flags. The Spit is not part of Popponesset and PBA Beach Flags are not needed there.
DROP OFF BY CAR IS PROHIBITED AT THE BEACH
It is too dangerous to drop off passengers or belongings at our beaches because of our narrow roads and the number of pedestrians. Access is by walking in only.
At the discretion of our Security Team, exceptions may be made only for those (with beach flags) who have limited mobility.