Race Point Beach in Provincetown. –Flickr / Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

MA - What Cape Cod officials are saying about going to the beach this summer

“I think it’s going to be a different summer.”

A day at the beach will look different this Memorial Day and beyond.

Massachusetts beaches can reopen on Monday, but with rules in place regarding crowd size, masks, activities, and social distancing, according to the “Reopening Massachusetts” report released Monday by Gov. Charlie Baker.

The new beach rules include limiting social gatherings to less than 10 people, remaining six feet from others and maintaining 12 feet between towel/beach blanket areas, wearing masks if social distancing is not possible (though they’re not required when swimming), and refraining from beach sports such as volleyball, soccer, and bocce, according to a guidance released Monday by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

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