Water Quality – Beach Status

View Current Water Quality & Beach Status Report for Town of Barnstable  HERE




Ropes Beach in Cotuit is open for swimming.


Kennedy/Veterans (Veteran’s Beach)  remains closed–today’s sample was above State standards.

Rope’s Beach in Cotuit also failed today’s test and will be closed.


Kennedy/Veterans is closed – today’s sample was above State standards

Parker Pond has been added to the Warning level for Cyanobacteria

Keyes Beach is opened for swimming!

Holly Point Beach Association/Bearse pond’s Pet Advisory has been lifted.

Cyanobacteria information:

CLOSED* No Swimming

 Long Pond Marstons Mills (Posted at Long Pond Farms Beach)

Lovells Pond Beach

  • Higher risk for babies and small children
  • Moderate health risks for adults
  • Highest risks for pets

*minimum 2 week period of monitoring, before lifting closure


Keyes Beach, Hyannis continues to be closed due to bacteria levels above State standards.

The beach has been resampled.

Cyanobacteria Monitoring results:

Pet Advisory

Holly Point Beach Association/Bearse Pond

Shubael Pond


No Bottom Pond *, Cotuit is experiencing a cyanobacteria bloom- and the visibility is <4 ft. therefore swimming is not recommended for abutters and dogs should be kept out of the water. * There is no public access to this pond.

The Town of Barnstable shares data with Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC), which is updated for Barnstable on Thursday afternoons.

To check if your pond has been sampled and its current status please check the APCC Cyanomap HERE

Also, please remember the CDC guidance: “When in doubt it is best to stay out!” View CDC Site HERE

Cyanobacteria FAQ HERE


Beach chairs



Required Year Round 

Beginning May 26, 2020 Stickers will be available online HERE

            Beach Stickers Available through Mail – Information HERE

Lifeguards, bathhouses and gate attendants will begin on June 27, 2020.

Cotuit Weather & Tides

Cotuit Weather Forecast HERE

Cotuit Weather Radar HERE


Cotuit Tides HERE



View Cotuit Town Dock Webcam HERE

If you notice a camera appears to not be working please let the Town know at: moorings@town.barnstable.ma.us

If you observe suspicious activity please contact the Barnstable Police Department 24/7 (508-775-0387) or the Harbormaster’s Office, Monday – Friday (508-790-6273).

Attention Drivers


July 12th, 2020 – July 30th 2020

The Town of Barnstable Highway division will be repainting the double yellow centerlines, the white edge lines and transition lines into stop bars and crosswalks on all Town main roads that have yellow and white lines.

The Work will begin July 12th, 2020 and continue through July 30, 2020.   The work hours will be between the hours of 11:00PM and 5:00AM, Sunday through Thursday, weather permitting.

The public should take notice and stay off the lines.  The paint will be dry enough to cross after 15 minutes.

Traffic during painting operations will be delayed and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes to avoid the work.

As always, please slow down; do not pass the line painting crew and use extreme caution when traveling through the road areas.

4th of JULY Festivities Cancelled, Fireworks Postponed

Due to Covid-19, the July 4th Parade in Cotuit and Hyannis are cancelled. The Oyster Harbors Fireworks are also cancelled. The fireworks over Lewis Bay, Hyannis have been rescheduled to Saturday September 5, 2020. The  Willowbend Country Club Fireworks are still at dusk on Saturday July 4, 2020!



Cotuit’s Own, The Cahoon Museum Annual Brush Off!

The BRUSH OFF IS ON!…on-line, that is…

Join the Cahoon Museum for its 30th annual Cahoon Museum Brush Off Art Auction and Festival as they continue the tradition of celebrating Cape Cod’s art and artists. This year, nearly 75  local and regional artists, offering over 100 artworks, will participate in the Museum’s most important fundraiser. Rain or shine, this new online opportunity allows anyone (anywhere!) to participate and support the Museum and its excellence in exhibitions and programs. Get your “virtual” paddles ready and plan to bid high and often! Register to Bid & More Information HERE

BIDDING OPENS: July 1 – 24

Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings July 2020

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday July 8, 3pm, Cotuit Library CANCELLED

Committee to Address Homelessness in Barnstable –  Tuesday July 14, 6pm, Remote

Cotuit Fire Commission – Tuesday July 14, 5:30pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday July 15, 5pm, REMOTE

Town Council Meeting – Thursday July 16, 7pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday July 27, 6pm, REMOTE

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday July 28, 5:30pm, REMOTE

Town Council Asset Management Advisory Committee – TBD

Town Council Roads Committee – Inactive

Town Council Town Manager Contract Committee – TBD

Town Council Zoning & Regulatory Review Committee – TBD