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Massachusetts boasts a wide array of beautiful beaches to explore and enjoy all year long. Many beaches are just a short drive from Boston. The north & south shores, Revere, Cape Cod, and the NH coast are all extremely accessible and offer fun destinations for summer family enjoyment.
Wingaersheek Beach has white sands, crystal clear waters, and huge rocks in the water that you can climb around at low tide. The beach goes on forever at low tide and the water stays shallow for a long time - plenty of...
Four miles of white sand and gentle surf, voted 'Best Beach' of Boston three years running. Bathhouses, lifeguards, and concession stand onsite and ample parking.
Good Harbor Beach
Good Harbor Beach is a beautiful beach with lovely, white sand, and great waves facing the Atlantic. There is a concession stand, rest rooms, and showers.
Castle Island & Carson Beach at Fort Independence
Great shoreline park with views of Logan planes landing, beaches, endless walkways, playground, snacks at Sullivan's, and of course Fort Independence.
Stage Fort Park Beaches
The Park consists of Half Moon and Cressy's beaches. Half Moon is a lovely small beach ideal for families with children. Cressy's Beach is a rocky, more natural beach.
Cape Cod National Seashore
The Cape Cod Seashore offers six swimming beaches, eleven self-guiding nature trails, and a variety of picnic areas and scenic overlooks.
Duxbury Beach Park
Two beaches in one as the beach is sort of a thin pennisula with a parking lot in the middle:
offers a great spot for sun-bathing, walking and swimming. At
Sandy Bay acts as the beautiful backdrop for Front Beach, the perfect beach for the swimmer in your group! During high tide, the sandy beach real estate is hard to come by, but that just means more time in the water.
Salem Willows Park
Beautiful shaded seaside grounds, scenic ocean views, public pier, picnic areas, beaches, children's rides, activities and many eateries.
Constitution Beach has swimming areas with lifeguards, a bathhouse with concessions, a relatively new, large playground, and tennis courts.
Gloucester's numerous famous beaches are perfect spots to walk, swim or just relax. Bring a book and enjoy the day.
Walk along the boardwalk and watch the boats and catch the ocean breeze. A nice day trip from points west and south of Boston and Cape Cod.
Halibut Point State Park
Halibut Point is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now descend from rocky headland to the tidal pools below.
Horseneck State Beach
A gorgeous 3 mile stretch of sandy beach. Features a bathhouse, snack bar, picnic tables, hiking, swimming and a campground nex to the beach.
Lake Boon in Stow has a quiet, family friendly beach (Stow Town Beach) with a playground and bathrooms. The beach is located at the north end of the lake, off of Sudbury Road.
A small, public beach within walking distance of downtown Amesbury, Lake Gardner is an excellent summer destination for parents seeking a quiet, stress-free trip to the beach!
Long Beach, off Thatcher Road, is another long, protected stretch of ocean and sand, backed by a cement retaining wall and lined with summer cottages. From Long Beach you can easily view the twin lighthouses on...
Nahant Beach Reservation
Nahant's 'Long Beach' is an easy drive from most spots around Boston. You'll find ample parking ($3 for whole day) and tons of space on the beach. More importantly, the sand is soft, the water is very shallow for a...
Nara Park & Swim Area
NARA Park is a relatively new park which was opened just six years ago off Rt. 27 in Acton, MA. NARA Park is open to the public year round. This is a beautiful place to your family.
Odiorne Point State Park
Odiorne Point, the largest undeveloped stretch of shore on New Hampshire's 18-mile coast, offers lots of fun for nature-lovers: picknicking, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, nature walking, cross-country skiing, and...
Plum Island is an 11 mile long barrier Island off the shore of Newburyport and Newbury. The island has many residences, a national wildlife refuge, small shops and restaurants, and of course miles of beautiful sandy...
The 3-mile crescent will be packed with sunbathers and breeze-seekers on sweltering summer days, even in the middle of the week.
Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Salisbury Beach is a popular northern Massachusetts beach destination stretching 3.8 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Swimming, boating, fishing and camping.
Singing Beach, Manchester is one of the best beaches in MA and includes a beautiful sandy beach, restrooms and a nice concession stand. Limited Parking.
Spring Brook Park Swim Area
Beach, dock, playground, sprinkler park, volleyball, picnic area, grills, basketball court, concession. Daily rates & memberships available for Bedford residents only.
Wayland Town Beach
Wayland Town Beach is one of the many facilities operated by the Park and Recreation Department in Wayland.
Wollaston Beach is the largest Boston Harbor beach, providing more than one and a half miles of shoreline access. This urban beach features a continuous walkway, seawall, and concession stands on the land side of Quincy...
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