• Two people enjoying the beach.
  • Find a beach

    Did you know that Massachusetts' Revere Beach was the first American beach? View the best beaches in the world here while getting lifeguard, restroom, and parking info, and hours of operation.
  • Accessible beaches

    Afraid that beach activities are not an option for your wheelchair-bound family member? Swimming, sand, and sunbathing beach wheelchairs made of PVC pipe are available at many Massachusetts recreation areas. They feature an umbrella, fishing rod holder, a movable arm for transfer, and large balloon tires for travel across sand to the water.
  • Accessible pools

    Now the handicapped and disabled can work out and swim like everyone else. Outdoor swimming pool lifts are available at all of the state parks and Department of Conservation and Recreation's 20 swimming pools.
  • Freshwater inland beaches

    Recreational activities abound at all of the more than 50 inland beaches within the Commonwealth's State Park system. Be sure to check here for site locations, campground and trail maps, things to know before you go, directions, and more.
  • Saltwater ocean beaches

    Most saltwater ocean beaches are open to the public between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Check here for a location near you.
  • Swimming pools, wading pools, and spray decks

    When the temperatures soar, there's nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool. Admission to Boston and regional area Department of Conservation and Recreation pools is free, and many also have spray decks and wading pools. Check here for pool locations and opening dates.