Notice Town Mooring Waiting List !



All names picked from the drawing will have until Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by 4:15 PM to submit the required $25 waiting list fee then these names will be added to the end of the currently active waiting list in chronological order as drawn. If not received at the Harbormaster’s Office by August 15, 2018 at 4:15 PM, the name will not be placed on the waiting list. All mooring regulations must be followed.


Learn More HERE

Dead Neck/Sampson’s Island Restoration Update

In the Matter of Three Bays Preservation, Inc. and Massachusetts Audubon Society, Docket No. 2017-020

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Presiding Officer has ruled in favor of Three Bays Preservation, Inc. in an 84-page ruling. DEP Commissioner Suuberg now has 30 days to adopt and certify this decision. Contact Barnstable Clean Water Coalition HERE to see a copy of this Recommended Final Decision. Counsel advises that once certified, phase 1 dredging could begin on October 15th as the permits allow.

Among the many benefits of this restoration project, water quality, in Cotuit Bay, is expected to improve by three to seven percent. Great for people and birds! To date this permitting process has taken over six years at a cost of over one million dollars.

Shellfishing Reopens Friday in Cotuit Bay!

UPDATE: July 12, 2018

Areas recently closed will “REOPEN TO SHELLFISHING” as of sunrise on July 13, 2018

See Update Notice HERE

EMERGENCY NOTICE Due to vandalism of the port a potty at the Cotuit Town Dock, as of noon July 5, 2018 the Cotuit Bay area is CLOSED TO ALL HARVEST OF SHELLFISH until further notice. More Information call  508-790-6272 8:30a-4:15p, M-F

“The waters and flats and all tributaries of Cotuit Bay in the Town of Barnstable, West of a line drawn between the Eastern most extremity of Handy Point and the Eastern most extremity of Bluff Point.”

See Notice HERE




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Valid Parking Permits are Required Year Round 

            Permits and Regulations HERE

The Recreation Division 2018 Parking Permits are now available through our mail-in process. For those of you that supplied Barnstable Recreation with your e-mail address, you should be receiving your application via e-mail. If you do not receive it, or did not supply an e-mail address, applications may be downloaded HERE.  In order to reduce our postage costs, we will not be sending out applications via the postal system. If you do not have access to a printer and need an application mailed to you, please feel free to submit your request in writing (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can mail the application to you) to: Town of Barnstable – Parking Permits, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601. 2018 Parking Permits/Beach Stickers will be available in person at the HYCC beginning May 7th. Operating hours will be Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and Sundays & Holidays 9:00 AM-Noon.