The Beaches

Boston's beaches are a popular escape on the sometimes hot summer days. Pack a picnic and a cooler with cold beverages and head for one of the many beaches in the area. There is much to choose from in the city or a short distance away. From the sand dunes of Cranes Beach to a pebble beach on one of the harbor islands, there is a beach for everyone's taste. Here are some of the favorites:

Spectacle Island


A short ferry ride from the Boston waterfront is Spectacle Island. From the charming pebble beach, you get a unique perspective on the Boston skyline and the busy harbor boat traffic. There are a hiking trail and a restaurant and it has all the facilities to make an outing to the island a success.


Revere Beach


If you are looking for a beach with lots of fun summer activities and easy to get to, come to Revere Beach. Easily connected by public transportation, there is much going on at this three-mile long crescent shaped beach. There are fun little restaurants and stores along the boardwalk and people playing volleyball and frisbee tossing everywhere. There are are a number of official events on the beach such sand sculpting festivals, kite festivals, fireworks, and movies on the beach.


Carson Beach, South Boston

Carson Beach BostonThis sandy beach is one of the best swimming beaches in Boston. It has just been completely refitted by the city and has all the modern amenities you expect. Nice sand, gently sloping beaches, and moderate waves make swimming here a pleasure. You can walk over to Castle Island and get an ice cream or lunch or walk for miles on the beautiful Harbor walk in either direction. 


Cranes Beach

Cranes Beach Sandwich,MA

This beach is probably considered the best in the North East.  Only thirty minutes from Boston and you are transformed into a different world with miles of soft sand,  beautiful sand dunes and a wild and interesting landscape.  On low tide, there are many sandbars to explore.  Although it has all the amenities you would expect, it is generally not too crowded.


Winthrop Shore Beach

Winthrop Shore Beach Boston

If you are looking for for a small natural looking beach where a lot of the locals go, you have come to the right place. Here you can look out to the Atlantic Ocean and relax and explore. Share the beach with the seagulls, bring your own food because there are few amenities and enjoy the plenty of parking and peace.