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June 25, 2017

Boston’s Best Beaches: Where To Swim In The Boston Area

Boston’s Best Beaches: Where To Swim In The Boston Area

There’s no better way to relax and recharge than laying on the shore and soaking up the sun, and luckily for locals and visitors, the Boston area has some of the best and most unique beaches in the country. Even better: many of them are easily accessible via the MBTA. From Castle Island to Singing Beach, here are our top 6 picks for enjoying the sun, surf, and sand this summer!

Carson Beach

How to Get There: Take the Red Line to JFK/UMass, then walk down William J. Day Boulevard.

Why You Should Go: With volleyball and bocce courts, slushie vendors, and outdoor courtyards, Carson Beach is perfect for spending a day outside. It also has a walkway for visitors to bike or hike directly to the Kennedy Library if you feel like exploring. 

Castle Island

How to Get There: Take the Red Line to Broadway, get on the #9 bus to E. Broadway at Farragut Road, then walk down Head Island Causeway.

Why You Should Go: In addition to swimming and lounging on the sand, you can walk along the boardwalk, grab a Raspberry-Lime Rickey at Sullivan’s, or learn the history of Castle Island on a free tour of Fort Independence.

Constitution Beach

How to Get There: Take the Blue Line to Orient Heights, then walk down Bennington Street to Trident Street.

Why You Should Go: Its basketball, handball, and tennis courts, playground, bathhouse, and snack bar featuring Italian ice and french fries make it a popular weekend destination during the warmer months, but that shouldn’t deter you from checking out this gem. If you’re hoping to avoid the Saturday crowds, plan on coming earlier in the morning rather than later in the afternoon. 

Malibu Beach

How to Get There: Take the Red Line to Savin Hill, then walk down Savin Hill Avenue to Denny Street.

Why You Should Go: It might not be California, but Malibu Beach in Dorchester is a great place to soak up the sun while taking in views of the Boston Harbor. It’s also right next to Savin Hill beach, so you can hit up two in one day!

Revere Beach

How to Get There: Take the Blue Line to Revere Beach Station.

Why You Should Go: Every July, Revere Beach hosts the International Sand Sculpting Festival featuring work from artists from all over the world, live entertainment, sand sculpting lessons, fireworks, and gourmet food trucks. As America’s first public beach, it also has a spot in national history! 

Singing Beach

How to Get There: This one’s a little out of the way, but it’s worth the trip. Take the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line at North Station to Manchester, then walk a half mile down Beach Street.

Why You Should Go: It’s called Singing Beach for a reason – the soft sand actually “sings” when you walk through it and when the tide rolls in! Make sure to stop by Captain Dusty’s for a banana split while you’re there.

What’s your favorite Boston-area beach? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter!  

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