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Welcome to the Town of Chilmark, MA
Beach Rules & Regulations
Beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
What are the LUCY VINCENT BEACH Rules?
1.  BEACH OPEN 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.

2.  Do not pick up hitchhikers on the access road.

3.  Limit on the access road is 10 MPH.

4.  Do not block emergency access gates

5.  Do not trespass on adjoining private property or beaches.

6.  Do not remove and/or deface signs and  park equipment or cliffs.

7.  Do not light fires without permit from the Fire Department.

8.  No climbing on the cliffs or dunes. Keep out of beach grass and use designated paths only.

9.  No dogs, horses, buses or campers.

10.  No hard surfboards or windsurfers.

11.  No fishing

12.  No nude bathing within first 1500 feet of beach entrance.

13.  No lifeguards          .

What are the SQUIBNOCKET BEACH Rules?
1.  BEACH OPEN 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

2.  No dogs, horses, campers, fires, nude bathing or cliff climbing.

3.  No surfboards or windsurfers in front of parking lot.

4.   No lifeguards

What are the MENEMSHA BEACH Rules?
1.  Lifeguard on duty 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

2.  No dogs, horses, nude bathing, fires or vehicles on the beach.

3.  No rafts, floats, windsurfers, boats or fishing in designated areas.

4.  Beach parties and clambakes by permit only.

5. Please obey parking signs. The Chilmark Police Department manages traffic at Menemsha Beach. There is a Tow-Away Zone starting at the intersection of North Road and Flanders Lane.

What are the ALL BEACHES RULES?
1.  Violators of the rules and regulations are subject to loss of beach privileges, fines and arrest.

2.  Expired, altered, transferred, and stolen stickers are the property of the Town of Chilmark and subject to seizure.

3.  No littering.

SPECIAL NOTICE
A signed application to any pass is an agreement to abide by all beach rules and regulations as set forth by the Town of Chilmark

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Appendix D.  Rules and Regulations for Chilmark Beaches 

All Beaches                                                     
·       Violators of the rules and regulations are subject to loss of beach privileges, fines and arrest.
·       Expired altered, transferred and stolen stickers are the property of the Town of Chilmark and subject to seizure.
·       All beach stickers and passes are the property of the Town of Chilmark.
·       Do not litter.
·       Use of these beaches is restricted to residents of the Town of Chilmark, their guests and/or tenants.
·       Vehicles and pedestrians are not allowed beyond the gate without a valid parking sticker or a walk-on pass.
·       Stickers may be obtained at Town Hall.
·       Only one sticker is issued per household per beach.
·       Stickers must be completely adhered to the read, passenger window.
·       Season stickers may be transferred between vehicles with Town Hall approval. The transfer fee is $20.
·       Vehicles must stop at the beach entrance and allow the guard to examine the parking sticker.


Lucy Vincent Beach                                      
The beach is open from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.
Do not pick up hitchhikers on the access road.
The speed limit on the access road is 10 MPH.
Do not block emergency access gates.
Do not trespass on adjoining private property or beaches.
Do not remove and/or deface signs, park equipment or surface of the cliffs.
No fires are allowed without a permit from the Fire Department.
Do not climb on the cliffs and/or dunes. Keep out of beach grass and use designated paths only.
No dogs, horses, buses or campers are allowed.
Hard surfboards or windsurfers are not permitted.  
Fishing is not allowed.
No nude bathing within the first 1,500 feet of the beach entrance.
There are no lifeguards.
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Squibnocket  Beach                                      
The beach is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No dogs, horses, campers, fires, nude bathing or climbing the cliffs.
No surfboards or windsurfers in front of the parking lot.
There are no lifeguards.

Menemsha Beach                                          
A lifeguard is on duty from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No dogs, horses, nude bathing, fires or vehicles on the beach.
No rafts, floats, windsurfers, boats or fishing in designated areas.
A permit is required for beach parties and clambakes.
Please obey parking signs. The Chilmark Police Department manages traffic at Menemsha Beach. There is a Tow-Away Zone starting at the intersection of North Road and Flanders Lane.
        
For Two Cars and Two Beaches                    
Homeowners may put Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket Beach Stickers on different  cars. This requires two separate applications.

Information for Tenants                                 
Tenants may purchase parking stickers by mail through their rental agents. Please contact agents for more information.  If no agent is involved, please contact the Homeowner.

You may not be able to purchase a sticker until the day after your lease starts depending on when you get to the sticker office, which closes at Noon, and also on the previous tenant’s expiration date. If that date overlaps yours, that tenant’s lease is honored for that last day. Two cars from the same house cannot park at the beach on the same day.

Homeowners must turn in their sticker to Town Hall for a tenant to be able to have a new sticker.  An arriving tenant will not be issued a sticker if the departing tenant holds a sticker for that same day.  Owners, rental agents and tenants are responsible for preventing this kind of confusion.

Transferring Stickers                                   
Transfer stickers are issued so that people will not have to pay $75 for a Season Pass more than once a season.  

A season Sticker may be transferred from one car to another if a car is disabled, or is traded for another car, if there are two or more owners of a house, i.e., one owner leaves and another takes his or her place or more than one family shares a lease, i.e., one family leaves and another takes its place, or an owner purchases a sticker at the start of the season, leaves for a time and comes back; this can be done repeatedly but the owner must wait in line and pay $20 each time.

People who plan to transfer a sticker must either date their season pass to indicate when they plan to leave or turn in their season pass before they leave.  A homeowner cannot give a season sticker to a tenant.  Each beach lease requires a new sticker. No transfers are allowed from lease to lease. The rental agent must certify extended leases or provide a new lease. The tenant must pay the transfer fee to obtain a new sticker.

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