Ropes Beach Re-Opens for Swimming

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

Upcoming Precinct 7 & Town Council Meetings July 2021

View Legally Posted Agendas HERE

Town Council Special Meeting – Thursday July 1, 7pm, REMOTE

Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association Cotuit 4th of July Parade, 11:30AM, Cotuit Post Office

Precinct 7 Monthly Open Meeting – Wednesday July 14, 3-5pm, Cotuit Library

Town Council Meeting – Thursday July 15, 7pm, REMOTE

Cotuit-Santuit Civic Association Meeting- Monday July 19, 7:30, Freedom Hall & Zoom

Town Council Appointments Committee – Tuesday July 20, 4:45pm, REMOTE

Cotuit Water Commission – Wednesday July 21, 5:45pm, Freedom Hall & Zoom

Cotuit Prudential Committee – Monday July  26, 6pm, Freedom Hall & Zoom

Cotuit Fire Commission –  Tuesday July 27, 5:30pm, Freedom Hall & Zoom