• Boston Waterfront

    Boston Waterfront

  • Harbor Walk

    Harbor Walk

  • Revere Beach

    Revere Beach

Boston is one of America’s great cities, known for the Red Sox, seafood and Ivy League universities. But did you know, it’s also a great place to head for a beach trip? Discover the best beaches in Boston with our guide.

One of the oldest cities in the USA, there is plenty to see and do when you pitch up in Boston. The best way to discover the city is walking over its cobblestone streets, and finding its many historical points – the Freedom Trail, which runs along the city centre, is definitely worth your time.

But, once you’re done exploring, one of the best things you can do in Boston is chill with your friends on the beautiful beaches of its coast.

North Boston 

Revere Beach

America’s first public beach, Revere Beach was established in 1896. This is a large sandy beach that is famed for its many events. One of the most famous is the International Sand Sculpting Festival that takes place in the summer. From all over the world, expert sand sculptors come to create spectacular works of art on the beachfront. Expect trendy food trucks and live entertainment when you visit as well.

Boston Waterfront

A 20 minute drive south from Revere Beach, the Boston Waterfront near the city centre is a great place to spend the day. Grab your bike, and cycle the 40 miles along the water’s edge. Sample Boston cuisine at one of the many food trucks that are lined up – remember, no trip to Boston is complete without a roast beef sandwich!

Harborwalk

Harborkwalk is only a ten-minute drive from the Waterfront, walk along to see more of Boston, and its tourist stops. Why not continue the watery theme, and pay a visit to the New England Aquarium? It’s a half hour’s drive from the beginning of Harborwalk, or just under an hour’s walk.

South Boston Beaches 

The beaches of South Boston which are made up of L Street Beach, M Street Beach and Carson Beach are really one continuous stretch, so you can easily walk between the three if you want a change of scene. They are all south of Pleasure Bay Beach if, for some reason, you need more options.

Castle Island

The South Boston beaches surround Castle Island, so if you’re after a day at the beach but still want to do some exploring, Castle Island is the ideal day out.

The ‘castle’ of the island is Fort Independence, and was built in the 19th century. Fans of Edgar Allan Poe should visit this location, as his story The Cask of Amontillado is thought to be based on a grizzly tale from the castle’s history. It involved Christmas Day duels, and a soldier being encased alive in one of the castle’s vaults – it’s certainly an apt subject for Poe!

Malibu Beach

Yes, that’s right, you don’t have to drive all the way to California to visit Malibu Beach. Dorchester in Boston is home to the East Coast Malibu Beach, a once popular sunbathing spot in the 1960s. Lack of care meant the beach lost its enviable status amongst sun-worshipers, but it has recently undergone a makeover, bringing it back to its former glory of the 1960s.

East Boston

Constitution Beach

This is a local favourite, so if you want to be immersed in the Boston way of life, it’s definitely one to visit. It’s very near Logan Airport, so if you have time to kill before a flight on a sunny day, it’s a great way to spend the day.

We all know life’s a beach, so which one will you choose first? Hop in your Alamo car, and start exploring Boston.