The water is nice, the sun shines, but the beach is almost empty. And what are all these little yellow flags dotting the beach? Is this a beach or some kind of WW II era minefield? COVID 19 strikes again. Public Health regulations from the State now mean some work and some diligence from swimmers. Yes, you need a password to use the beach. Click here for the new regs. The flags mark out the corners of an invisible grid. You can rent an twelve foot by twelve foot grid for either a morning or an afternoon slot for $15.00. We got one of the choicest slots, a stretch of beach with some shade. So a summer afternoon getaway to our beach is still possible, but the days of easy getaways are over. The staff at the Rec Department was helpful.