Getting to and from beaches around Boston isn’t as hard as you may think! With an extensive public transportation system in and around the city, getting away to an adventure on the beach is just a t-ride, train stop or taxi away.
About 4 miles from The Lenox and easily accessible by taxi in 15-20 minutes (bus about 30 minutes) you can find yourself on miles of sandy beaches in South Boston. Pleasure Bay, the M Street Beach and Carson Beach form a three mile stretch of parkland along the South Boston shoreline of Dorchester Bay.
M Street Beach is a sandy beach where a lot of locals and young professionals soak up the sun. This is the trendy spot where you will find 20-30 year olds playing games, music and hanging out. Carson Beach is also family friendly and has amenities including a public restroom, first aid station, playground, rinsing showers, mother’s rest area and lifeguard services.
Castle Island is also located in South Boston and features Fort Independence. Fort Independence and Castle Island are on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The 22-acre urban park is connected to the mainland by both walkways and roads. On Castle Island you can explore outside and sometime tour inside the historic fort. This historic park also has a heart healthy walking trail, fishing pier, a playground for children, picnic tables, and Pleasure Bay Beach. Leashed pets are allowed and dogs love it here with plenty of green grass! There are parking lots for both Castle Island and Carson Beach. After a day spend exploring the area, you should check out Sullivan’s concession stand at Castle Island which has fish and chips, lobster rolls, hot dogs and hamburgers, soft serve ice cream and cold beverages. Locals and visitors will picnic and enjoy the water views.
Revere Beach is the oldest public beach in the United States. With over 2 miles of sandy beaches the amenities include life guards, public bath house and food vendors along the street.
About 12 miles from Boston, you can reach this beach using the Train and taking the Blue Line to Wonderland Train stop which will take about a hour. The drive may be about 25-45 minutes depending on traffic. Kelly’s Roast Beef is another famous dining option on the beach boardwalk. A fun event on Revere Beach is the Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach and this year it will be held from July 26-28; sculptors work from 8am until 8pm – plus fireworks at 9pm on Sunday.
Looking to experience Cape Cod and its famous sandy beaches without the traffic? Bay State Cruises and Boston Harbor Cruises offers a fast ferry services to Provincetown in Cape Cod where you can have a quintessential Cape Cod beach day. The ferry takes 90 minutes is a great way to escape the summer heat in Boston. They generally run 4 round trips per day, and Bay State Cruises has daily departures at 8:30 AM, 1 PM, and 5:30 PM from Boston and departing Provincetown at 10:30 AM, 3 PM or 7:30 PM.
Herring Cove Beach and Race Point Beach both are just a couple miles away. Feeling adventurous you can rent a bicycle and explore the sand dunes. Arts Dune Tours is a one of a kind experience where you get a driving tour of the sand dunes along the Cape Cod National Seashore.
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