Cape Cod beach closed for swimming after ‘some’ Portuguese man o’war sightings

CHATHAM — Harding’s Beach in Chatham was temporarily closed for swimming on Saturday. Officials made the call after “several Man O’War landed”, the city tweeted.

The Portuguese man of war is a dangerous villainous creature.

The beach will open again for swimming at 4 pm

Earlier this year, the Department of Conservation and Recreation given a warning about the man of war after a sighting on a beach in Westport. The agency has placed purple flags on the beach, indicating the presence of dangerous sea creatures.

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