Monument Beach

Pocasset, Massachusetts

Monument Beach is located on Emmons Road off of Shore Road, overlooking the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal and the Monument Beach Marina. It is a nice, peaceful getaway that doesn't get too crowded. Here you will find calm waters and plenty of space on the large beach. Amenities include a concession stand, volleyball net, restrooms, a boardwalk, a picnic area, handicap chairs, a dock, and plenty of parking. There are no showers. Lifeguards are on duty only during summer season. The large parking lot adjacent to the beach is handicap accessible. Resident parking stickers are $15 and seasonal parking stickers are $30. The weekly parking fee is $40 or $60 for two weeks. For more information, call (508) 759-0621.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide - Massachusetts updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
8°C
Clear and sunny
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Monument Beach is sampled monthly from June 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Bourne County Department of Health and the Environment, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation conduct the vast majority of beach water sampling in Massachusetts.

Depending on the beach, the water in Bourne is tested on a weekly, or monthly basis. The testing frequency depends on how likely the beach is to have water quality issues. 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. Detailed information on testing frequency is made available in the information listed for a particular beach.

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.

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

Monument Beach

Pocasset, Massachusetts

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide - Massachusetts updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
8°C
Clear and sunny

Monument Beach is located on Emmons Road off of Shore Road, overlooking the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal and the Monument Beach Marina. It is a nice, peaceful getaway that doesn't get too crowded. Here you will find calm waters and plenty of space on the large beach. Amenities include a concession stand, volleyball net, restrooms, a boardwalk, a picnic area, handicap chairs, a dock, and plenty of parking. There are no showers. Lifeguards are on duty only during summer season. The large parking lot adjacent to the beach is handicap accessible. Resident parking stickers are $15 and seasonal parking stickers are $30. The weekly parking fee is $40 or $60 for two weeks. For more information, call (508) 759-0621.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Monument Beach is sampled monthly from June 1st to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Bourne County Department of Health and the Environment, and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation conduct the vast majority of beach water sampling in Massachusetts.

Depending on the beach, the water in Bourne is tested on a weekly, or monthly basis. The testing frequency depends on how likely the beach is to have water quality issues. 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. Detailed information on testing frequency is made available in the information listed for a particular beach.

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.

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.

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