Last updated on May 17, 2018 at 10:46 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
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
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
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, 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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