The town of Natick has opened Memorial Beach at Dug Pond and made final decisions on what the season will look like in terms of the length of the season, times, and recreational offerings such as swim lessons. The beach will remain open until Sunday, August 15. Lifeguards, managers, and gate attendants will be on duty. Memorial Beach is for Natick Residents only for the summer of 2021.
Due to a lifeguard shortage, Memorial Beach capacity is limited to 220 people per day
Regular summer hours:
Monday-Sunday, noon – 7:30pm
Special holiday hours:
Sunday, July 4th and Monday, July 5th, noon – 6pm
Memorial Beach pricing:
Weekday-only summer pass:
Children 2yr-17yr, $20
Seniors 60+yr, $15
Daily weekday fee (without a pass)
Weekend entry for those without a weekday pass:
Daily fee of $8 per person
Weekend entry for weekday pass holders:
Note: Memorial Beach will not accept walk-ins on weekends. Here’s information on how to reserve your space.
Note: There is no season pass option for the weekends. Weekday pass holders receive a discounted daily rate on the weekends.
More Memorial Beach facts:
Swim lessons are on offer. More on that here.
The concession stand is closed for summer 2021.
Bathrooms are available, but showers are not.
Memorial Beach has no trash cans and is a “Carry in, Carry Out” recreation area.
The docks and ladders are available.
The diving board will be closed indefinitely
A look back
Last summer due to the pandemic capacity on the beach was limited to 90 people at a time, and online preregistration was required for 4 hour time-slots and had to be made 1 week ahead of time. Masks were required