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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 Ligh 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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  • Bass River Beach +
    8 saves

    Bass River Beach

    Yarmouth

  • Bend in the Road Beach +
    7 saves

    Bend in the Road Beach

    Edgartown

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    421 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Spectacle Island +
    7 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Spectacle Island

    Boston

  • Breakheart Reservation +
    6 saves

    Breakheart Reservation

    Saugus

  • Cahoon Hollow Beach /White Cresent Beach +
    11 saves

    Cahoon Hollow Beach /White Cresent Beach

    Wellfleet

  • Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge +
    14 saves

    Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

    Chappaquiddick Island

  • Chatham Light Beach +
    96 saves

    Chatham Light Beach

    Chatham

  • Coast Guard Beach (National Seashore) +
    100 saves

    Coast Guard Beach (National Seashore)

    Eastham

  • Cockle Cove Beach +
    8 saves

    Cockle Cove Beach

    Chatham

  • Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge +
    41 saves

    Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

    Nantucket

  • Crane Beach on the Crane Estate +
    109 saves

    Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Duxbury Beach +
    35 saves

    Duxbury Beach

    Duxbury

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    63 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • First Encounter Beach +
    14 saves

    First Encounter Beach

    Eastham

  • Good Harbor Beach +
    38 saves

    Good Harbor Beach

    Gloucester

  • Horseneck Beach State Reservation Campground* +
    19 saves

    Horseneck Beach State Reservation Campground*

    Westport

  • Jetties Beach +
    28 saves

    Jetties Beach

    Nantucket

  • Lake Mattawa +
    9 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • Lighthouse Beach +
    24 saves

    Lighthouse Beach

    Edgartown

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