Rules for Usage

  1. Enter on foot only. The only vehicles allowed are those of researchers, residents, staff, or services.
  2. Access is during daylight hours only. When the parking lot is full, access is suspended. The parking lot often fills by 10 AM during high season. There is no additional parking in the area.
  3. No domestic animals. No dogs (or other domestic pets) are allowed in any season.
  4. Fires and camping are not allowed.
  5. Protect the piping plovers and least terns. These birds nest and raise young on the beach sand. If nesting birds are disturbed, they may abandon their eggs or chicks. Please stay on the road or hard beach surface, away from marked nesting areas, and away from any birds showing protective behavior.
  6. Please don’t go past the red pole on the beach. The pole is at the dune edge, about a half-mile west (to the right) of the beach entrance.
  7. Protect years of fragile growth. Do not climb on the rocks and ledges, or go into the back beach or dunes.
  8. Respect ongoing research. Please don’t disturb markers, plants, or animals.
  9. Please do not bring: Beach umbrellas, cabanas, radios and similar appliances, balls, kites, or bicycles.
  10. Please note that bathroom facilities are not available. Nearby public beaches provide these amenities: Head Beach at Small Point – 2 miles south on Route 216; Popham Beach State Park on Route 209; Reid State Park in Georgetown.
  11. Carry out everything that you carry in.