Cape Cod National Seashore Prepares For Memorial Day Weekend

CAPE COD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — With the holiday weekend coming up during the pandemic, Cape Cod is preparing for more than a regular busy weekend.

Brian Carlstrom, Superintendent of Cape Cod National Seashore, told WBZ NewsRadio's Ben Parker about how people can be safe at the beach.

"Try to stay about 12 feet apart, think of two beach blankets," Carlstrom said. "It just gives people more room to walk around and get between each other as they are having a good time out on the beach."

The Cape's parking situation will not be altered this weekend, although Carlstrom said it's something they may consider:

We're not planning on that for this weekend. We're going to keep a close eye on that this summer and if we need to put in place some restrictions we will. But we have plenty of space and we're looking forward to people coming out. We expect them to enjoy themselves responsibly and the seashore is there for them to enjoy.

There are non-COVID concerns when going to the beach to keep in mind, as well, including sharks and strong currents.

"If you're going in the water, stay close to shore," Carlstrom said. "The ocean is a very powerful thing...we haven't had them start showing up yet, but we do have Great White Sharks...stay in groups, never swim by yourself, and stay away from seals."

Listen to WBZ NewsRadio's Ben Parker (@radiobenparker)'s interview with Brian Carlstrom

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