Summary of Ordinance

    • Frye Island beaches are for residents and guests

    • Open fires are prohibited on beaches. No private grills or firepits are permitted, except for special events with permission of the Town Manager.

    • The prohibition on smoking or vaping in Maine 22 MRSA §1580-E, and as defined in

    • Maine 22 MRSA §1541, shall apply to the beaches of Frye Island.

  • No camping overnight is permitted on beaches.

    • No personal items may be left overnight or unattended. Items left on the beach may be removed.

    • NO DOGS are permitted on beaches between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Owners must clean up after dogs.

    • Littering of beach properties is prohibited. Waste must be placed in trash and recycling containers where provided. Waste that will not fit in containers must be carried out. On beaches without containers, all waste must be carried out.

    • Use of large tents, floats, and other items must not interfere with safety and/or enjoyment of the beach by others as determined by the Town at its discretion. These items must be removed immediately, if directed by an authorized representative of the Town.

Watercraft at Beaches


a. No watercraft of any type are permitted in areas marked by swim ropes.

b. No landing, docking, anchoring, mooring, or launching of any watercraft on any portion of Recreation Beach.

ii. Except as permitted § iii below, no watercraft may be left or tied up on beaches. Access to beaches is for pick-up and drop-off only, limited to 15 minutes. All powered watercraft accessing Frye Island community beaches must have a current Frye Island resident or a temporary rental sticker.

iii. Permitted storage of small watercraft defined as canoes, kayaks, rowboats, standup paddleboards, small sailboats and sailboards: Permitted small watercraft must be non-motorized, less then 16 feet in length, 4.5 feet in width, and capable of being lifted by two people, and storable on racks.

iv. If not otherwise assigned by the Town, racks to allow storage of small watercraft are available on a first-come basis. Small watercraft must be stored on designated racks/storage areas (where made available by the Town) and any boat left outside the designated rack/storage area may be removed. Racks must be cleared at the end of the season. The owner’s Frye Island lot number must be displayed on any craft stored at a beach.

v. Carrying in of a small watercraft from a vehicle is allowed, provided the watercraft is removed from the beach property when not in use. No trailers are allowed on any beach parking lot.

vi. Mooring and anchoring must be done out beyond swimming areas and must not interfere with swim areas and boat access areas. Noncompliance will result in the mooring or watercraft being removed, and/or a fine levied.

Violations and Penalties

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be guilty of a civil violation

and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than five

hundred ($500.00), with each incident being considered a separate violation. All fines accrue to the

Town. A warning may be issued for a first offense.


This Ordinance shall be enforced by the Town of Frye Island, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s

Department, or authorized designees.


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Link to Full Oridinance:

FI Community Beach Ordinance