Want to head to the beach? Boston's North Shore has plenty to offer. They are large and small, oceanside and harborside, sandy and rocky, and some are even muddy! You decide... Choose a favorite, or try them all! You could try different beach every day and call it a beach crawl!
- Limited on street parking.
- Dogs on leashes allowed from 6-7:30 AM and 7:30-10 PM between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
- Bathhouse is open when a lifeguard is on duty beginning in late June from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Lynn Shore & Nahant Beach Reservation is a protected coastal reservation covering 67 acres of beach and recreational areas in the town of Nahant, Massachusetts, managed by the Mass DCR. The reservation is open year-round, but summer is the time to visit and escape the heat. Enjoy swimming in the ocean, launch your boat, or sunbathe on the beach. Be aware of daily parking fees before you visit.
Salisbury Beach is one of the state's most popular ocean beaches, stretching 3.8 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. This 521-acre park offers swimming, boating, fishing, and camping, and is very popular with trailer campers. Facilities include a 484-site campground with renovated bathhouses, an extensive day-use parking lot, three new comfort stations for the beach- going public with boardwalks over the dunes, and a new playground and pavilion area.
There a many great musuems on the North Shore due to the area's history, cultural diversity, maritime heritage and roots in colonial America. There are plenty to visit, and if you include museums in the greater Boston area, there are almost too many to visit. Check out our list of museums. You'll find that the North Shore and surrounding areas cover a wide variety of interest through their museums - everything from art to colonial settlements to textiles to science and robotics!
Sometimes when you're on the go, and things are getting hectic, it's great to be able to pull over and let the kids decompress at a playground. We have compiled a list of alot (but not all) of the playgrounds on the North Shore. We like to visit the different ones on our routes around Essex county, and compare them. If we see one we haven't been to, we'll stop and give it a try. Have a look, explore and discover the North Shore through a playground tour!
Wednesday, July 17
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