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Here’s a very incomplete list of things to do on the beaches of Massachusetts: play in the waves at Coast Guard Beach, consistently ranked the #1 family beach in America; build a sandcastle at Revere Beach, or watch the pros build them during the annual Sand Sculpting Festival; get all philosophical at Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond; ride the waves at Long Beach; sunbathe at the gorgeous Crane Beach; bark at the seals at Chatham Light Beach; go clamming at the aptly named Clammers Beach; daydream about quitting your job and moving to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard; catch the best sunset in New England at Madaket Beach. We could go on, but with almost 1,500 miles of coastline in Massachusetts plus countless picturesque ponds and lakes, we’re worried we’d break the internet.

  • Nantucket

  • Chatham Beach, Chatham

  • Duxbury Beach, Duxbury

  • Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester

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  • Madaket Beach

    Madaket Beach

    Nantucket

  • Revere Beach

    Revere Beach

    Revere

  • South Cape Beach State Park

    South Cape Beach State Park

    Mashpee

  • Cahoon Hollow Beach /White Cresent Beach

    Cahoon Hollow Beach /White Cresent Beach

    Wellfleet

  • Lowell Holly

    Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

  • Marconi Beach (National Seashore)

    Marconi Beach (National Seashore)

    Wellfleet

  • Plymouth Beach

    Plymouth Beach

    Plymouth

  • Wingaersheek Beach

    Wingaersheek Beach

    Gloucester

  • Lake Mattawa

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • Bass River Beach

    Bass River Beach

    Yarmouth

  • Cockle Cove Beach

    Cockle Cove Beach

    Chatham

  • Bend in the Road Beach

    Bend in the Road Beach

    Edgartown

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Spectacle Island

    Boston Harbor Islands- Spectacle Island

    Boston

  • Surfside Beach

    Surfside Beach

    Nantucket

  • Breakheart Reservation

    Breakheart Reservation

    Saugus

  • Savoy Mountain State Forest*

    Savoy Mountain State Forest*

    Florida

  • Salisbury Beach State Reservation*

    Salisbury Beach State Reservation*

    Salisbury

  • Demarest Lloyd State Park

    Demarest Lloyd State Park

    North Dartmouth

  • Fort Phoenix Beach State Reservation

    Fort Phoenix Beach State Reservation

    Fairhaven

  • Sandy Point State Reservation

    Sandy Point State Reservation

    Newbury

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