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