Hathaway's Pond

Barnstable, Massachusetts

Hathaway's Pond is a medium-sized beach located off of Phinney's Lane in Barnstable. With a playground, swing set, barbecue grills, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and plenty of shade, it makes for a fantastic day for beachgoers. Here you will find calm waters, pine trees, peaceful views, and a roped-off swimming area. It's only a short walk to the beach but there is limited parking. Handicap chairs and swimming lessons are available. Lifeguards are on duty only during summer season. Resident beach stickers are $30 and daily parking passes are $7 (weekdays) and $10 (weekends and holidays). Weekly parking passes are $50 and seasonal passes are $200. For more information, call (508) 362-8159.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
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  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide - Massachusetts updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Current Weather
21°C
Cloudy
Monitoring Frequency

Hathaway's Pond is not sampled

Source Information

Local boards of health, county department of health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation monitor beach water quality in Massachusetts. The monitoring seasons is May through September. Beaches in Cohasset are tested on a weekly basis on Tuesday. The water quality results are posted by Thursday. Infrequently used beaches or beaches that historically have had very few, if any, water quality issues are tested less often, while high-use or historically problematic beaches are tested more often.

The water at marine beaches is tested for the presence of Enterococci, a group of bacterial species typically found in human and animal intestines and are therefore present in sewage. Enterococci is also referred to as indicator organisms. Indicator organisms are used to predict the presence of pathogenic, or disease-causing, organisms associated with fecal contamination.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season (May through September).

A beach is marked Green when less than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains less than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when more than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Water Quality Graph

Hathaway's Pond

Barnstable, Massachusetts

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide - Massachusetts updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
21°C
Cloudy

Hathaway's Pond is a medium-sized beach located off of Phinney's Lane in Barnstable. With a playground, swing set, barbecue grills, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, and plenty of shade, it makes for a fantastic day for beachgoers. Here you will find calm waters, pine trees, peaceful views, and a roped-off swimming area. It's only a short walk to the beach but there is limited parking. Handicap chairs and swimming lessons are available. Lifeguards are on duty only during summer season. Resident beach stickers are $30 and daily parking passes are $7 (weekdays) and $10 (weekends and holidays). Weekly parking passes are $50 and seasonal passes are $200. For more information, call (508) 362-8159.

Monitoring Frequency

Hathaway's Pond is not sampled

Source Information

Local boards of health, county department of health, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation monitor beach water quality in Massachusetts. The monitoring seasons is May through September. Beaches in Cohasset are tested on a weekly basis on Tuesday. The water quality results are posted by Thursday. Infrequently used beaches or beaches that historically have had very few, if any, water quality issues are tested less often, while high-use or historically problematic beaches are tested more often.

The water at marine beaches is tested for the presence of Enterococci, a group of bacterial species typically found in human and animal intestines and are therefore present in sewage. Enterococci is also referred to as indicator organisms. Indicator organisms are used to predict the presence of pathogenic, or disease-causing, organisms associated with fecal contamination.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season (May through September).

A beach is marked Green when less than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains less than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when more than 104 units of Enterococci / 100 ml of water is present in a single sample, or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contains more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Water Quality Graph

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