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Boston Harbor Islands
Boston Harbor Islands, Boston, MA 02110 Directions
Explore 13 islands of Boston Harbor, 3 of which is publicly accessible by ferry in 2023 and offers lots of activities. You'll find swimming, boating, hiking and camping among the most popular.
Sunday - Saturday:
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Castle Island, Pleasure Bay, M Street Beach and Carson Beach
2010 Day Blvd., Boston, MA 02127 Directions
A visit to Castle Island combines history and recreation. Tour Fort Independence or take a walk around it. Continue the day sunbathing or swimming at one of the nearby beaches.
Constitution Beach Park
0 Barnes Ave., Boston, MA 02128 Directions
Constitution Beach is one of Boston's hidden waterfront gems. Take a swim or head over to the athletic fields. You can see planes flying from Logan Airport and ships sailing through Boston Harbor.
Phone(781) 485-2804 ext. 105
Demarest Lloyd State Park
115 Barneys Joy Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748 Directions
This park is one of the best kept secrets in the Massachusetts forest and park system. Here, an 1800-foot saltwater beach is backed by rambling hills of beach grass and shaded, grassy picnic sites. A broad, scenic marsh lines the Slocum River on the park's eastern edge. The beach is ideal for families with children. The Buzzards Bay surf is calm and shallow, meaning warm water temperatures through most of the summer. It is also a great spot to see egrets, herons, ospreys, terns and hawks.
8:00 am-6:00 pm
Monday - Friday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm
8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Green Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 Directions
Though one of the smallest state parks, Fort Phoenix offers plenty to see and do. In summer, the main attraction is the beach, which is universally accessible. You might also walk along the hurricane barrier for a beautiful view of the Atlantic ocean. Finally, be sure to visit the historic remains of Fort Phoenix, which dates to the Revolutionary War.
Horseneck Beach State Reservation
5 John Reed Road, Westport, MA 02791 Directions
Swim and camp at one of the most popular beaches in Massachusetts. Located at the western end of Buzzard's Bay, the 2-mile long beach is also great for bird watching.
Lynn Shore & Nahant Beach Reservation
1 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908 Directions
The reservation is open year-round, but summer is the time to visit and escape the heat. Enjoy swimming in the ocean, launch your boat, or sunbathe on the beach.
Nantasket Beach Reservation
212 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045 Directions
Nantasket Beach is popular summer escape from the Boston. The reservation includes a mile of the Atlantic shoreline, and during the summer, you can attend concerts or take public dance lessons.