The following symbols and colors are used to denote specific areas throughout the Massachusetts Coast Guide to Boston and the North Shore.

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Please note: Despite extensive quality control efforts, individual ownership of all parcels has not been independently verified. CZM makes no representations or warranties with respect to the definitiveness of the private or public ownership data presented in the Coast Guide maps. All issues related to questions of ownership of coastal property should be investigated at the local Registry of Deeds.

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Coastal Focus

Coastal Focus: Areas of Special Interest

Every map has corresponding text that provides basic details about each site. For sites of statewide or regional significance, by virtue of sheer size, range of outdoor recreation opportunities, and/or ecological significance, additional information is provided. These "Coastal Focus" sites are:

  • Salisbury Beach State Reservation
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Crane Memorial Reservation and Wildlife Refuge
  • Revere Beach Reservation
  • Boston HarborWalk
  • World's End
  • Boston Harbor Islands