The beach is one of the most relaxing places on Earth. It's an escape from reality with endless amounts of natural beauty and opportunities to relax. This summer, Bostonians are rushing to their local beaches for a taste of that serenity. With activities like surfing, kite flying, picnics, bonfires, and resting; it seems almost impossible to ever get bored of this pastime.
To help you on your journey, here are some helpful shortcuts to the most popular Boston beaches. Before you begin your search, however, be aware that parking can be quite expensive in the area surrounding each beach.
1.) Quincy Shore Drive
This location is perfect for those who are looking for a beach to go to with their friends. The street that runs along the shore is so large, there are rarely any difficulties finding parking spots. Quincy shore drive is also great because there are so many beaches to choose from, including different sizes and depths of sandy areas. It's also a prime location for those who want to have a bonfire with their friends, as it's legal to do so on the shore. A plus is that Quincy Shore Drive beaches are only a short walk away from the city of Quincy, where there are great cafes, restaurants, and bars to grab food or drink at after your day at the beach.
2.) Revere Beach
Revere Beach is located 15 minutes by car from Boston Common. This beach is perfect for those who are looking for a relaxing day at the beach, with little to no people around you. The biggest plus about Revere Beach is that it offers over three miles of beach for you to enjoy. As well as an 18-foot tall observation tower that provides a beautiful view over the ocean. Parking can be expensive, but it's manageable
3.) Nantasket Beach
An absolutely gorgeous location with many different amenities, this is the ideal spot for all your beach needs. There are three different beaches to choose from, all with very different feels. Nantasket also boasts a boardwalk, an amusement park, and the option to take a ferry from Boston's Long Wharf. Two restaurants are located on-site as well as a snack stand for those who forgot their snacks at home. The only downside about this beach is that it can be quite crowded.