In 2014, the Town of Cumberland acquired Broad Cove Reserve, a 22 acre property, that’s tucked off of Route 88 with nearly 11 acres along the shoreline. The Town has worked this past year to prepare the site for the public’s use. We encourage residents to enjoy and appreciate this special seaside environment. Broad Cove is open to the public from sunrise to sunset 7 days a week. During the summer months, June-August, a park ranger will be onsite Wednesday’s-Sunday’s, from 10am-6pm, overseeing the activities on the property.
The Town is working to create an onsite parking lot, but it will not be completed until early 2017. In the meantime, parking is available along the North side of Beach Road marked by green stakes that cars should park in-between. There are only 26 spaces so when the spaces are occupied there will be no onsite parking available. There are 2 handicap spaces located by the building by the water, but all other cars are required to park above the gate in the designated areas. In the summer months a park ranger will be able to assist with transporting residents from the gate to the beach/pier on the days that he’ll be monitoring the site. Parking is prohibited in the turnaround at the bottom of the property as well as in the cottage house driveway.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience while we continue to work to prepare the property for public use and maintain the property’s natural attributes consistent with the Conservation Easement. We hope residents take advantage of this wonderful ocean-side property in our community!