Most of these Boston-area beaches are accessible via mass transit or a short drive from downtown

This map pinpoints the 17 best beach options in and around the Boston area. Most of them are no more than a half-hour by car (or public transit) from downtown Boston.

A few options probably involve at least a day trip or maybe even making a weekend of it down the Cape or up the Shore.

Do check parking fees and other possible admissions costs and times before venturing forth.

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