Mattapoisett beach is open!

Jun 21, 2015
Photo by: Georgia Sparling Nina Pierre, Jacob Gear and Talbot Lown get ready for a race.

Mattapoisett — The Town Beach was officially opened on Saturday and Mattapoisett Recreation celebrated with Beach Olympics, face painting and food.

"We wanted to make it family friendly and fun and segue into camp," said Mattapoisett Recreation staff member Jennifer Scully, referring to the Seahorse Summer Explorers Camp.

The event was also the first time folks could tour the newly revamped beach house. The bathrooms were renovated last summer but have been further improved with benches that allow for easier changing. A mural by Debra Nettles is in the works in the beach house's main room. The outside was also given a fresh look with new siding.

"It fits so much better with the neighborhood," said Scully.

New outdoor play equipment was also added.


Nolan Rider gets drowsy while camp counselor Brett Noone paints his face. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
Charlie Rider passes out popcorn to kids. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
Abigail Forttin is a proud medal winner. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
DJ Desmond keeps the music going across the beach. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
Piper Brodo runs to fill a sponge with water to fill a pail in one of the Beach Olympic relay games. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
Jack Carter runs to the pail in the sponge relay. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
Debra Nettles' mural in progress. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
The beach house looks like new. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
The crafts table (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
The names written for decades on the roof of the beach house were preserved. (Photo by: Georgia Sparling)
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