UPDATE: July 22, 2021
Ropes Beach has re-opened for swimming. The beach water was re-sampled and analyzed at the County Laboratory today. The results meet the standards set by Massachusetts Bathing Beach Regulations.
Ropes Beach in Cotuit is closed to swimming due to an exceedance of the geomean standard for Enterococci bacteria discovered by the County laboratory late yesterday afternoon. This exceedance does not meet the standards contained within Massachusetts Bathing Beach Regulations, 105 CMR 445.000. Ropes beach was posted with no swimming signs late yesterday as required.
A second sample will be obtained for analysis at the laboratory on Thursday, July 22, 2021
This beach will be required to remain closed for several days or longer depending upon future testing results.
Town-wide Beach Status Updates HERE