FAQ’s for Visitors during COVID-19

Are the beaches open?
Yes! Eastham’s Town beaches are open, from sunrise to midnight. A parking permit, which is valid at all these beaches, is needed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. starting June 20 through September 6. Walkers and bikers do not need a permit.

Where can I get beach parking permits?
$25.00 Daily Passes must be purchased at First Encounter or Cooks Brook Beach and are only valid for that day at those two locations. Cash or check only.
Eastham Beach stickers allow you to visit all of the town’s bay beaches and ponds and can be purchased at the sticker office located at 555 Old Orchard Rd. Check Beach & Rec webpage for hours. Rec & Beach Phone (508)240-5974

Can non-residents purchase beach parking permits?
Yes! Non-residents are welcome and can purchase daily ($25 each), weekly ( $100), two-week ($150), or seasonal ($250) permits. These are now available at the sticker office at 555 Old Orchard Rd or online https://www.eastham-ma.gov/recreation-beach-department/pages/beach-and-sticker-information

I am from another state*: do I have to self-quarantine for 14 days when I arrive in Eastham?
This is an advisory from Governor Baker that has been in place for a while now. It is not an order or requirement. It is our understanding that it remains in place because other states are suggesting the same thing. Our short-term rentals and all lodgings are now open with some restrictions and very strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols. It is up to the individual how they wish to handle this.
*On July 1, 2020, travelers from Lower-risk States arriving in Massachusetts became exempt from this directive and need not self-quarantine for 14 days.

Where will I be able to eat when I am in Eastham?
Eastham is lucky to have a couple of great markets that make it easy to pick up groceries and takeout sandwiches, along with beer, wine, and alcoholic beverages. Our dining establishments are all open, in early June for outside dining and takeout, and later in June for in-house dining. For on-premises dining, social distancing is required, and patrons must wear face-covering when moving to a table or another area of the restaurant. For takeout, curbside delivery or window service is required. Servers must wear face-covering and be trained in the state’s protocols for cleanliness and sanitation. And yes, you will be able to use the facility’s restrooms when you are dining on-premises. Note: Reservations for on-premises dining are recommended! Visit easthamchamber.com and click on Business Directory for contact information!

I love the galleries and shops in Eastham: will I be able to go inside?
Yes! Retailers are open now for browsing and will also do curbside delivery of orders placed online. You will be required to wear a face-covering while in the store. There are limits to the number of people allowed in at one time so that social distancing can be maintained. This means you may have to wait outside for a few minutes until a customer completes their shopping. Workers will be wearing face-covering and you will find hand sanitizer stationed throughout the store. Again, there are strict standards for cleaning and disinfecting that the store owner and staff must follow.

From the Eastham Chamber of Commerce, Inc. on behalf of Eastham’s Business Community, thank you for being here and supporting our local economy!