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Posted on: July 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] OSV Nauset Beach South Update

Orleans Massachusetts

Nauset Beach South Update:
Nauset Beach South is tentatively scheduled to open with HCP during the first week of August. 

Once a definitive date is established, the Town of Orleans Natural Resources Department will be implementing the Statewide HCP program for Nauset Beach South. Similar to the past 7 seasons, this Nauset Beach South beach management program allows Over-Sand Vehicles both access and egress during three specified access windows.

Over-Sand Vehicles (OSV) will only be allowed access/egress to Nauset Beach South during the following specified THREE access windows as follows:


No OSV will be allowed on or off the beach outside of specified access windows.

All OSV, with the exception of self-contained, are expected to be off the beach by 5:30pm. No egress through the self-escort zones will be allowed after 6pm.

All OSV will be required to have a passenger over the age of 16 to walk in front of the vehicle in the specified self-escort zones. This is a mandatory requirement with a zero tolerance policy. Anyone that fails to follow the HCP Procedures and Conditions will be subject to sticker revocation.

OSV will only be permitted on to the beach if they have in possession a signed copy of the HCP Procedures and Conditions. Please make sure you have read and understood the HCP Procedures and Conditions. A copy of the HCP Procedures and Conditions is available for print on the Town of Orleans website. Also make sure you have watched the HCP video on the Town of Orleans website.

Please be patient and respect all symbolic fencing. Thank you all for your understanding during these mandated closures. It has been a challenging season. We are almost there!

Nathan Sears

Natural Resources Manager
Town of Orleans

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