Nantucket beaches are scattered across the island, a popular summer destination and island getaway for both locals and far-away visitors. Just 30 convenient miles from Cape Cod, Nantucket Island is 14 miles long and less than 4 miles wide but has plenty to offer. Surprisingly, 40 percent of the diminutive island is protected as conservation land yet […]
Massachusetts is a spectacular state laden with rich history, wildlife, and endless scenic settings. Sandwiched between New Hampshire and Connecticut, Massachusetts draws millions of visitors planning to explore the many diverse areas across the region. With a meandering coastline facing the Atlantic and the famous Cape Cod annex topping off the two incredible islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, there is much to be explored in this New England domain—and many of the top areas in the state are found along the water.
A thorough look at the endless coastal areas of Massachusetts prompts visitors to aim at seeing as much as possible. Boston’s Castle Island is both a historic landmark and a park featuring an extensive boardwalk purposed for exploring the waterfront. Moving to the North Shore, beach lovers will drool over all the choices. Good Harbor and Crane Beach are just two of many celebrated beaches throughout Ipswich, Gloucester, Salisbury and pretty Plum Island, all choice vacation spots by the ocean.
Cape Cod’s most protected area, the bay side, offers numerous advantages including serene beaches and shallow, warm areas for swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. Kids love low tide, the best time to walk way out in the water and discover tiny creatures moving about in shallow water. The trade-off? The bay side lacks the rolling dunes Cape Cod is renowned for. Cape Cod National Seashore and the fifteen towns of the cape all present opportunity to discover an ideal beach for everyone.
Drop your eyes below Cape Cod on a map for a comprehensive look at the arrangement of Nantucket and world famous Martha’s Vineyard. Nantucket is small, quiet, and offers a wide variety of beaches fostering a healthy backdrop of vacation homes, shops, restaurants, and amusements. On Martha’s Vineyard, life is the beach. Two-mile Joseph Silvia State Beach, the stunning red cliffs of Moshup Beach, dozens more beaches, and the many dramatic coastal trails quickly mark up any itinerary.
Nantasket Beach has a unique position 30 minutes southeast of Boston in Hull, Massachusetts. Adjacent Boston Harbor is home to several bays and islands including Quincy Bay, Boston Harbor Islands State Park, Hingham Bay, and Hull Bay. Scenic and full of activity, the bay is a popular spot for boating and one of the more […]
Salisbury Beach is at the northeastern tip of Massachusetts at the Massachusetts/Vermont border, located directly on the Atlantic coast. Salisbury Beach, and Salisbury Beach State Reservation, is one of few places within the Boston/Maine vicinity providing way to a large, sandy, oceanfront beach. The beach itself is one of the state-owned Massachusetts beaches, but on […]
Revere Beach Massachusetts is a family-oriented community and beach town. It is most notable as the first beach inaugurated in America and is located six miles north of Boston. The crescent beach is hard-packed sand edging blue water, gradually leading way to the ocean, creating an ideal swimming beach. The horizon is framed by the Winthrop and […]
Cape Cod beaches fill the need for a quintessential beach holiday. Think lazy, sunny days, a wide variety of beaches, great summer rentals, and a scenic setting for relaxing days and entertaining evenings. With major attractions like Cape Cod National Seashore, the waterfront really is the star and a true thing of beauty. The cape […]
The best Massachusetts beaches dot the coastal landscape, from the north shores to the south, exhibiting some of the most beautiful landscapes in the state. They are summer retreats filled with activities from swimming to boating to sea kayaking and found close to large urban spaces and small, quaint villages alike. From the sheltered family […]