Heads up: it’s about to get H-O-T in Boston this week.
We’ve checked the forecast, and the temperature in Boston is about to hit the mid-90s this week. If you’re looking to avoid the heat, take a trip to one of these lovely local beaches and let the sea breeze and cool water wash over you. Living in a coastal city has its perks, after all!
1. Wingaersheek Beach: Gloucester, MA
Wingaersheek Beach is a delightful beach that’s perfect for swimming and tide pool exploration. Because it’s a little farther away from the city, Wingaersheek is clean and semi-secluded, with crystal-clear water. Like any of the beaches in New England, the water is often chilly, but during a heat wave, it should be a perfectly tolerable temperature! If you’re looking to explore the tide pools and ecosystems in the area, it’s recommended to go during low tide for the best visibility.
2. Crane Beach: Ipswich, MA
Crane Beach is an absolutely gorgeous beach surrounded by wildlife conservation areas. Located near the historic Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach a perfectly pristine spot to spend a day by the sea. While you will have to purchase a day pass in advance to access the beach, there is no shortage of activities to do in the area, as the Crane Estate provide tours and trails all around the area.
3. South Boston Beaches: South Boston, MA
Maybe you want to visit a beach, but you don’t want to leave the city. Luckily, you have a few options for beach days in South Boston! M Street Breach attracts a younger and rowdier crowd, while Pleasure Bay seems draw more families. Carson Beach, the largest one in the area, draws all types of people and features a bike path and a volleyball area. Depending on what type of vibe you’re going for, the South Boston beach are a great local option.
4. Boston Harbor Islands: Boston, MA
Another great option for a seaside getaway lies right at the Boston Harbor. On any given day, you can catch a ferry from Downtown and explore the Boston Harbor Islands, a National State Park full of hidden gems. Georges Island is home to a historical fort from the Civil War, while Spectacle Island is home to a small beach when you can swim and also explore hiking trails. Peddock’s also has a beach that you can swim at, and is nicely maintained for visitors. Wherever you choose to go, it’ll be a relaxing day spent out on the sea!
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