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Beaches Closed

Sewage leak near Onset Harbor. (David G Curran/Satellite News Service)

Sewage Overflow Closes Wareham Beaches

More than a dozen beaches and shellfish beds are closed in Wareham due to sewage in the water.

06/23/2014

Wollaston Beach in Quincy. (Photo by Carl Stevens)

7 South Shore Beaches Reopened To Swimming

The state has closed 9 South Shore beaches to swimmers after testing showed elevated bacteria counts in the water due to recent heavy rains.

06/15/2012

Lighthouse Beach in Chatham (Photo credit: Bernice Corpuz)

Some Chatham Beaches Closed To Swimmers Due To Shark Threat

Some beaches in Chatham are closed to swimmers due to the threat of sharks.

08/16/2011

Rip currents keep bathers close to shore in East

On beaches from Maryland to New Jersey, rip currents and strong swells in the Atlantic Ocean associated with Hurricane Danielle meant another day of swimming restrictions.

08/31/2010

Shark sighting closes more Cape Cod beaches

  Two sailors have spotted a 14-foot great white shark inside a Cape Cod harbor, leading officials to bar swimming at the popular Lighthouse Beach and launch a sea-and-air operation to search for the predator.

08/12/2010