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Beaches to Visit in Massachusetts

Last updated on November 12, 2019 at 11:18 am

Summer has finally arrived! That means warm weather, barbecues, outside dining and most importantly… beach trips! On a hot, sunny day, the beach is a great place to take the entire family. Whether you want to relax and read a book, build a sandcastle, or play in the water, the beach has fun for everyone! If you live in Massachusetts or are just visiting, check out these beaches to get the most out of your trip:

North of Boston

Crane Beach

Voted “Best Beach” in Boston for consecutive years, the clear water, soft sand, beautiful views, and clean facilities make Crane a great place to visit along the North Shore.

Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA 01938

Good Harbor Beach

Good Harbor is long, sandy and a blast for swimming! Whether you want to tan, build a sandcastle, or play on the sand bars (during low tide) this beach has something for everyone.

99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930

Nahant Beach

Located close to Boston, Nahant is a great beach for a day trip. You can relax on the sand, swim in the clear water, and enjoy the beautiful view of the classic Massachusetts dunes that line the beach.

1 Nahant Rd, Nahant, MA 01908

Singing Beach

Named after the unique sand that “sings” or squeaks beneath your feet, this beach has the pristine sand and beautiful views that make it the perfect place to spend the day.

119 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944

South of Boston

Horseneck Beach State Reservation

Beautiful sand dunes, immaculate sand and clean bathhouses make this beach a beautiful and ideal spot for a family beach day. Want to stay longer than a day? There are campsites available nearby to make your visit a beach weekend!

5 John Reed Rd, Westport, MA 02790

Katama Beach/ South Beach (Martha’s Vineyard)

The light, soft white sand is a perfect place to have fun in the waves of the clear, blue water.

555 Katama Rd, Edgartown, MA 02539

Madaket Beach (Nantucket)

Located on the western most point of Nantucket, Madaket is not only known for its superb sand and clear water, but also for having the most beautiful sunsets in Massachusetts.

Pennsylvania Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554

Cape Cod National Sea Shore

The National Sea Shore is home to some of the most beautiful and fun beaches on Cape Cod. Most are famous for their steep and unique sand cliffs located behind them. Check out these beaches on your next visit:

Coast Guard Beach (Named a Top Ten Best Beach in the U.S. in 2017)

2 Ocean View Dr., Eastham, MA 02642

Nauset Light Beach

780 Ocean View Dr., Eastham, MA 02642

Marconi Beach

Marconi Beach, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Race Point Beach

Race Point Road, Provincetown, MA 02657

Herring Cove Beach

Province Lands Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657

Head of the Meadow Beach

Head of the Meadow Beach, Truro, MA 02657

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6 thoughts on “Beaches to Visit in Massachusetts

  1. Nantasket beach is beautiful! It is in Hull and I have been going there my whole life which is a lot of years! My husband and I dock our boat there and have wonderful times just cruising the waters there!

  2. Immaculate sand at Horseneck Beach???? Not for years! This used to be such a beautiful beach but each year it gets worse and worse. The beach is all rocky and loaded with trash. They don’t seem to do any maintenance there anymore. Barrels are always overflowing. Such a shame.

  3. I second Nantasket and Wingaersheek! Those beaches are wonderful! Nantasket, you gotta go at low tide to truly enjoy.

    I’m also a fan of Hummarock and Duxbury. They tend to be very rocky, but really nice when you find a good sandy spot!

  4. Revere Beach – step off the blue line and onto the beach. Close by and easy to get to. Right next to Nahant, but easier parking and much less crowded.

  5. Nahant recently redone and is a State Park beach. Went last year during week and was great, parking expanded (much bigger lot but maybe small for weekend) views improved, sand nice. Bath houses nice. Much different than used to be. Forget cost maybe 10 or 15 (during week) much cheaper than Gloucester, Ipswitch etc. Needs an ice cream place in area!! (anyone interested in starting a business?). Drove all around and through Lynn and none. Is a regular sit down restaurant (not beach type) nearby but outside ice cream window closed and doubt offered much.

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