Bonfire on the Beach in Harwich MA
by Trish McCarthy
(West Chester, PA)
Question: Is there anywhere in Harwich to have a beach bon fire?
Dee's Reply: Hi Trish - Sorry for the short delay in replying to your question. I wanted to confirm some info with the Town of Harwich before I passed it along to you.
Anyway ... the simple answer to your question is that bonfires are not allowed on Harwich beaches.
Harwich does allow cooking fires on the beach - with a special permit. To qualify as a cook fire, it must be small and self-contained (for example, contained in a charcoal grill). Lighting a fire directly on the sand is a big no-no!
And remember: your fire must actually be used for preparing food!
To apply for a permit, contact Harwich Recreation Department, 100 Oak Street, Harwich, MA. (508) 430-7553.
For a real beach bonfire, you'll have to go to a different town. From Harwich, the nearest spot for a build-your-own beach campfire would be in Eastham, at Coast Guard Beach.
Here's more about beach bonfires, permits, etc.
Hope this helps!