Soak up Summer with these local beaches

Summer 2020 has not been a typical summer for many reasons. However, the silver lining is that we are all a lot more grateful for the simple pleasures in life. Spending time with loved ones, enjoying an alfresco meal, and soaking up the sun in the fresh air is so special these days. We at The Langham, Boston are especially grateful that we have so many amazing local beach options so close by. Sometimes a day trip to the beach is all that’s needed to recharge. We rounded up a few of our favorites to help celebrate the last few weeks of summer with a little sun and sand!

Nahant Beach

Located just 15 miles outside of Boston, Nahant is a peninsula beach town just north of the city. And while it is not far from the city, it feels a world away. The soft grey sand and balmy water is a uniquely pleasant experience. Whereas many other beaches in New England seem to never get warm enough to swim in, Nahant doesn’t disappoint. The water is refreshingly approachable throughout the summer and the soft sand is a welcome change to our region’s rocky counterparts. 

Duxbury Beach

Only 35 miles south of Boston, Duxbury Beach is the perfect day trip from Boston. Skip the Cape traffic too, Duxbury is far before the line up at Sagamore Bridge, about halfway down the Massachusetts coastline between Boston and Cape Cod. Duxbury Beach has put in lots of safety measures to keep all visitors safe and luckily the beach is huge so there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy a little sun.


Accessible by the convenient Boston Harbor Cruises fast ferry, Provincetown and its world-famous beaches are just 90-minutes away from Downtown Boston. Avoid the Cape traffic and escape to the tip of Cape Cod via the ferry which runs multiple times per day, making it possible to even day trip out there. However, we recommend spending at least a weekend in order to enjoy all that ‘PTown’ has to offer including great dining, fabulous sunsets, and miles of biking trails. Some of the beaches to check out are Race Point Beach, Herring Cove Beach, and Long Point Beach. 

M Street Beach

And finally, a little closer to home is M Street Beach. Located in South Boston, this beach is accessible via public transportation on the Red Line. A favorite of Southie residents, this beach is a great local summertime destination. Pack a picnic or head over to Sullivan’s on nearby Castle Island to pick up some tasty summer-appropriate treats like lobster rolls and hotdogs. Sullivan’s is famous for having the most affordable lobster roll in Boston, which is currently priced at $16.95. This is definitely a family-friendly classic Boston summertime experience you won’t want to miss!

(Image Credit: J.Q. Louise)

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