NU Bucket List #65: Trip to Revere Beach

Want to go to the beach without going all the way out to the Cape? Just a few miles north of Boston’s downtown area is the amazing and historic Revere Beach! From great seafood to sea kayaking to an iconic sand sculpture festival, Revere Beach has so much to offer so close to campus. Read on to learn more about America’s very first public beach!

Revere Beach has been a favorite spot of Bostonians since opening to the public all the way back in 1896! The 3 mile long beach is always popular, so be sure to get there early to get a nice spot close to the water! Part of why the beach is so popular is how easy it is to get to from Boston, both by car and by public transport. Head out on the Blue Line to the Revere Beach or Wonderland stop and you’re there!

Want to enjoy Revere Beach, but aren’t interested in sunbathing? There’s still plenty to do! A short walk from Revere Beach is the Belle Isle Marsh Reservation. There, you can enjoy the challenges of sea kayaking and sea canoeing! You can also find a variety of seafood and other yummy restaurants for you to have a great meal at, both at Belle Isle and Revere Beach!

One of Revere Beach’s most iconic events, the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival, has just happened! Every year, sculptors from around the world come to Revere Beach to compete to win cash prizes in one of the biggest sand sculpting competitions in the country. The sculptures will be up on Revere Beach as long as they can before the weather ruins them. Head out to see these incredible works of art as soon as you can!
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