Maine towns eliminate walking-only requirement on beaches

The town of Old Orchard Beach has eliminated the walking-only requirement on the beach effective Wednesday.The town posted on its website that the beach will be open for general recreation use.Officials said people need to maintain social distancing guidelines and limit groups of people to ten or fewer.The town of Scarborough has also eliminated the walking-only directive for the town’s beaches.Scarborough officials said they plan to open municipal parking lots to full capacity.By May 29, the lot at Higgins Beach will be fully open and by June 5 the lots at Pine Point and Ferry Beach will be available at full capacity.The town said beach facilities will open to the public on June 19.

The town of Old Orchard Beach has eliminated the walking-only requirement on the beach effective Wednesday.

The town posted on its website that the beach will be open for general recreation use.

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Officials said people need to maintain social distancing guidelines and limit groups of people to ten or fewer.

The town of Scarborough has also eliminated the walking-only directive for the town’s beaches.

Scarborough officials said they plan to open municipal parking lots to full capacity.

By May 29, the lot at Higgins Beach will be fully open and by June 5 the lots at Pine Point and Ferry Beach will be available at full capacity.

The town said beach facilities will open to the public on June 19.