The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Massachusetts Like Never Before

This road trip will take you to the best beaches in Massachusetts that are definitely under-appreciated. While some of these beaches are well-known to locals, you’re sure to discover new favorites and have beach days that you’ll never forget.

Read on to learn more about the hidden beaches road trip in Massachusetts that you absolutely must take this summer, and click here to see interactive directions for the trip.

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This road trip to the best beaches in Massachusetts will definitely deliver some amazing days at the beach. What are your favorite Massachusetts beaches? Let us know in the comments! Then, check out our list of the 14 most beautiful beaches in the state.

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Best Beaches In Massachusetts

August 02, 2019

What are the prettiest beaches in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts beaches just might be some of the prettiest in the world. If spellbinding views and sand, perfect for making sandcastles, are on your list of must haves, visit Revere Beach in Revere. (The beach is perhaps best known for its annual sand sculpting festival).

Boasting picture-perfect views all year around, Houghton’s Pond in Milton offers plenty for the whole family to do – from flying kites to sunbathing in the soft sand. Other beautiful Massachusetts beaches you might want to add to your bucket list include Chatham Lighthouse Beach in Chatham and Madaket Beach in Nantucket.

What are the best beach towns in Massachusetts?

You’ll find countless breathtakingly beautiful beach towns in Massachusetts that are perfect for a day away or for a weekend getaway. If you’re on the hunt for the quintessential beach town in Massachusetts, visit Newburyport, Salem, or Hull.

Carve out plenty of time for your visit to Marblehead, too. The enchanting town offers a lot to do for the whole family – from sunbathing and swimming at Devereux Beach to meandering through quaint shops and dining at charming restaurants.

What beaches have the clearest water in Massachusetts?

Spend leisurely days on the beaches in Massachusetts, many of which offer pristine, clear water. Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, for example, is dotted with large rocks, where you can sit, dangle your feet in and admire the clear water. Wade into the crystal clear water at Lake Mansfield Beach in Great Barrington before sunbathing on the soft sand.
Other popular Massachusetts beaches known for their clear water include Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Upper Goose Pond in Lee, and Coast Guard Beach in Eastham.