Boston and Cambridge beaches offer excellent sand, swimming and water sports
Boston brings the beach to you, and nearby waterfront lodging
and family friendly lodging
get you on the sand and into the water pronto. Tiny Nickerson beach sits in a scenic coastal area, great for bird watching. Revere Beach has miles of shoreline, a bandstand for summer concerts, and bathhouse. Carson Beach Recreation Area is one of the best swimming beaches in the area, with great views of Boston Harbor. Take the ferry out to the Boston Harbor Islands National Park for great swimming, hiking, and picnicking. Stay and swim - what a concept.