Most DCR swimming beaches are open to the public between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  During that time DCR offers access to parking, restroom facilities and regular water quality testing.  Many DCR beaches also offer lifeguard services.  After Labor Day and before Memorial Day, DCR does not conduct regular water quality testing or guarantee other beach services

Floatation Devices

DCR allows the use of ONLY U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation devices at it's public swimming ocean, inland beaches and pools.  The tag inside the flotation device must say U.S. Coast Guard approved.   The user of the approved flotation device must be accompanied by a capable swimmer.  Inflatable devices are not allowed.   

Although U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation devices are allowed, DCR asks that parents or guardians always keep a close watch on their children when in any amount of water. In certain conditions such as strong currents flotation devices may not be allowed by the Lifeguard staff. If you have any questions please check with the Lifeguard on duty.   

Inflatable Swimmies are not US Coast Guard approved and therefore not allowed.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Boston Region

Malibu Beach, Morrissey Blvd.Dorchester
Savin Hill Beach, Morrissey Blvd.Dorchester
Tenean Beach, Tenean St. off Morrissey Blvd.Dorchester
King's Beach, Lynn Shore Drive (unguarded)Lynn
Lynn Beach, Lynn Shore Drive (unguarded)Lynn
Wollaston Beach, Quincy Shore DriveQuincy
Carson Beach, Day BoulevardSouth Boston
Castle Island, Day Blvd.South Boston
City PointSouth Boston
M Street Beach, Day Blvd.South Boston
Pleasure Bay, Day Blvd.South Boston

South Region

Boston Harbor IslandsBoston
Demarest Lloyd State ParkS. Dartmouth
Fort Phoenix State ReservationFairhaven
Horseneck Beach State ReservationWestport
Joseph Silvia State BeachOak Bluffs, Edgartown
Nantasket Beach, Nantasket Ave.Hull
Scusset Beach State ReservationSandwich
South Cape Beach State ParkMashpee
South Beach State ParkEdgartown

North Region

Constitution Beach , Orient HeightsEast Boston
Nahant Beach, Nahant CausewayNahant
Revere Beach, Revere Beach Blvd.Revere
Salisbury Beach State ReservationSalisbury
Short Beach, Winthrop Pkwy.Revere
Winthrop Beach, Winthrop Shore DriveWinthrop