Best Beaches Within an Hour of Boston Jun 30, 2022

Summertime and the living is easy… at the beach! We know that one of the greatest summer pastimes is sitting on a sandy beach, tanning the day away or building the tallest sand castle. Here, we’ve listed some of the best beaches near Boston for you or your family to enjoy these next few months!

Carson Beach

Also known as L Street Beach, Carson Beach is a great place to visit without having to leave the city. Carson Beach has a three-mile stretch of beaches along the South Boston shoreline and is a go-to spot for families. Enjoy a day swimming, playing volleyball, or relaxing in the sun. This beach also has a few amenities including on-duty lifeguards during the summer months, courtyards, restrooms, and a mother’s rest area.

Explore Castle Island nearby!

Revere Beach

A lively beach setting is what the summer is all about! Revere Beach is Boston’s first public beach in the U.S. and it’s commonly referred to as “the People’s Beach.” Getting here is quick—just a five-mile trip north of Boston or hop on the T’s Blue Line if you don’t want to drive. Filled with athletic fields, food vendors, pavilions, and lots of great swimming areas, Revere Beach is sure to a be a hit.

Don’t miss out on the annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival happening July 22-24, 2022!

Long Beach

About an hour northeast of Boston is the coastal city of Gloucester, Massachusetts where you’ll find Long Beach. If you’re looking for a quiet beach trip, Long Beach is known for its good surf and beautiful sunrise views. Take a peaceful stroll along the shore to see Thatcher’s Island twin lighthouses or splash around in one of the tidal pools. Long Beach is the perfect place for a breezy escape from the city.

Plan your visit to Gloucester today.

Salisbury Beach

There’s no shortage of fun things to do at Salisbury Beach! Located about 90 minutes north of Boston, this seaside town is a great option for a weekend getaway. Aside from swimming, boating, or camping, Salisbury Beach also offers beachgoers a playground, a carousel, nearby shops, and plenty of restaurants. With so much to see, what’s not to love?

For a full list of events, visit the Salisbury Beach website.

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