EASTHAM, Mass. Smoking has been banned at the some of the most popular beaches at the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Superintendent George Price says smoking will be prohibited at all six of the park’s guarded beaches beginning June 19.
Price tells WBUR the ban is a result of a number of complaints from visitors.
“With our beaches getting as crowded as they are, if there’s somebody smoking or people smoking on an adjoining blanket, it’s really interfering with the enjoyment of everybody else downwind,” Price said.
The smoking ban covers Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Light Beach in Eastham, Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, Head of the Meadow Beach in Truro, and Race Point Beach and Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown.
Visitors will be allowed to smoke at non-guarded areas.
With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom.