Last printed in 2005, the Massachusetts Coast Guide to Boston Harbor and the North Shore was developed by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) to help the public get to and enjoy the coast. It includes nearly 400 public access sites from Salisbury to Hingham—ranging from expansive beaches to out-of-the-way scenic vistas.
While currently out of print, links to the PDF versions of Coast Guide background information, 22 maps, and accompanying site descriptions are provided below:
- Background on Coast Guide and Coastal Access in Massachusetts (PDF, 102 KB)
- Map Key (PDF, 466 KB)
- Public Transit Services (PDF, 78 KB)
For current maps that cover the entire Massachusetts coastline, see Coast Guide Online.
Maps and Site Descriptions Alphabetized by Location (PDF Versions)
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston Inner Harbor
Crane Beach Area
Plum Island and Vicinity