Town Beach Rules

The Town of Sandwich has several park/beach areas for residents’ use. Users should display their facility use sticker on their vehicle.

  • Town Beach at Squam Lake
  • Bear Camp Beach
  • The Pot Hole Swim Area, on the Cold River
  • Beede’s Falls, Sandwich Notch

The Sandwich Town Beach is open 9am-5pm daily during the summer season. Lifeguards will be on duty from mid-June through the end of August, weather permitting.

Beach Rules & Regulations


  • Facility permits are required at the beach and may be purchased at the Town Hall by Residents and Taxpayers. There is a fine of $75.00 for vehicles not displaying a current sticker or Guest pass.
  • Lifeguards are authorized to enforce all Rules and Regulations and may require any beachgoer to leave for violating any rule.
  • Swim only within the roped area.
  • No rough play on, or swimming underneath the floating raft.
  • There are no floats, life jackets, or inflatable devices allowed in the swimming area, unless medically necessary or during swimming lessons with the Lifeguard.
  • Animals are not allowed, except those for special needs, ie (sight or hearing impaired). Please alert the Lifeguards with any special needs.
  • Please Carry Out all Litter.
  • Children under the age 12 must be supervised by an adult 17 years or older.
  • Life guards will not be on duty during inclement weather. Please swim at own risk.
  • Items not allowed include but are not limited to: Controlled substances, glass, and cigarettes.

Patron Responsibilities

  • All persons using the Town Beach do so at their own risk.
  • Please Carry Out all Litter.
  • Obey the rules and keep the beach safe and clean.
  • Town property is not to be removed, damaged, defaced, or destroyed in any way.

For your Convenience

  • Portable toilets are provided. Please make sure that children use them.
  • A phone is available in the Lifeguard shed for Emergency use only. There is also an Emergency Button located on the outside of the Lifeguard shed.
  • Dial 9-1-1 for all Emergencies.