Higgins Beach Association

Panoramic view of Beach

Welcome to the Higgins Beach Association

Happy New Year! 2018 is here and a new season of events at the beach will begin in June. The calendar page has been updated with the latest schedule of some events. Wednesday Donuts start June 20th. Beach raking starts June 28th. There will be three Ice Cream Socials on Sunday evenings. There are six Wednesday dinners starting July 11th. We plan to have two Concerts in July. More information about our events are on the Calendar Page.

Besides the traditional Prime Rib, Lobster Bake, and Baked Stuffed Haddock dinners, The food committee is introducing a Chinese dinner provided by Panda Garden, and an Italian Dinner provided by Espos Restaurant. There will also be Moes Smoked Turkey and BBQ Rib dinner.

The first event of the season is the Silent Auction & Hors D'oeuvres on June 9th. Money raised by the silent auction goes to a Scarborough Charity. Last year we raised $2800 for Project Grace.

We also modified the Web Site, eliminating the Beach and Civic Pages, keeping all the news and items on this page.

Check back periodically for more updates and relevant news about Higgins Beach.

Latest News

Snowy Owl visits Higgins Beach

A Snowy Owl visited Higgins beach in February. According to the Audobon Society, A Snowy Owl is a large, powerful owl of the high Arctic tundra, colored for camouflage during northern winters. In summer it may be nomadic, concentrating and nesting where there are high populations of the small rodents called lemmings. At other times it takes a wide variety of prey, including birds as big as geese. During some winters, large numbers of Snowy Owls appear south of the Canadian border; those that stop in towns and cities invariably cause a stir and attract media attention. Which this one did with our Year Round residents. This one was perched on the roof of a house on Houghton St.
Their habitat consists of prairies, fields, marshes, beaches, dunes; in summer, arctic tundra. Breeds on tundra, from just north of treeline to the northernmost land. Prefers very open tundra, either in hilly country or wetter areas near coast. Winters in open country, including prairies, farmland, coastal marshes, beaches, large airports.

Consumer Fireworks Ordinance

This is an important notice for all Higgins Beach property owners, renters, and guests regarding the Town Fireworks ordinance. The ordinance requires any consumer of fireworks in the Town of Scarborough to submit a Notification of Intent to the Scarborough Fire Department. Renters and guests must have the property owners permission. The consumer must also state that they have liability insurance for any bodily injury or property damage caused by the fireworks. After approval by the Fire Department, fireworks may be used only on July 3rd, July 4th and December 31st and January 1st beginning at 9:00AM and ending at 10:00PM. Fines for violation are $100 up to $500. A copy of the ordinance 608a can be read by clicking on
The link to the official Town website and ordinance 608a with a copy of the Intent form is HERE

New Live Webcam

There is a new live webcam on Higgins Beach. This camera replaces the old one which took still pictures every 20 seconds or so. There is a link on the right sidebar to the webcam. Below that there is a link to this year's Valentines Day Higgins Beach Flower Show. Many thanks to Steve Seabury and Lisa Jesmain for this latest technology improvement and this year's Flower Show.

Weekly Bridge Tournament Results

Higgins Beach’s summer long weekly bridge games concluded the 2017 season with a tournament. David Haskell, an avid Bridge Master, has been running the sessions and teaching novice players the rudimentaries of the game for the last several years. Here are the results of this year's tournament.


HBA urges you to bring your own coffee mug to reduce costs and help the environment

Clubhouse Use For Members Only

clubhouse Mid-May to Mid-Oct
Contact Sue Naiden for Details

Volunteers Needed

There are many activities that the HBA organizes for our members. Most of the time it is the same people doing all the work. If you would like to help at any of our activities, contact a Board member or email us.

Want to be a Board Member

Contact Barbara Bombaci, Nominating Committee Chairperson. Each year three positions become open. See the By-Laws for more information and deadlines.

Higgins Beach is Pedestrian Friendly

25 speed limit
Protect the Safety of our Beach
Obey the Speed Limit