Cape Cod Times: The sighting of a large great white shark near the popular and crowded Lighthouse Beach has led to a ban on nighttime swimming at several Chatham beaches, Harbormaster Stuart Smith said Wednesday afternoon.
The swimming ban will be from 5 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. on all east-facing ocean beaches in town, including Lighthouse Beach.
The decision seemed “like the prudent thing to do,” after a shark was spotted inside Chatham Harbor.
Officials found seal carcasses believed to be attacked by sharks at South Beach, just beyond the point of Lighthouse Beach, Smith said. The carcasses were found about three-quarters of a mile to a mile from the beach parking lot, Smith said.