Here Are 13 Massachusetts Swimming Holes To Make Your Summer Memorable

Looking for some great spots to cool off this summer? Look no further. The 13 best swimming holes in Massachusetts are sure to have you coming back again and again. Whether you want to wade next to a waterfall, take a dip in a world-famous pond, or just plan a great family outing, we’ve got you covered. After all, there’s no time like summer in Massachusetts.

What are your favorite swimming holes in Massachusetts? Do you have any favorite swimming lakes in Massachusetts? Let us know in the comments!  Still looking for more beaches and the best places to swim in Massachusetts to check out? Here are 12 little-known beaches in Massachusetts worth discovering.

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June 04, 2020

Where can I find the bluest water in Massachusetts?

We have no shortage of swimming spots in Massachusetts. To swim in some of the bluest water in the state, look no further than:

  • Brant Rock Beach in Marshfield. The beautiful sand beach, in fact, is popular with swimmers, surfers, and skim boarders. You can also just lounge in the soft sand and soak up the sun, if you’re not up for time in the water.
  • Half Moon Beach in Gloucester, on the other hand, boasts some of the clearest water in Massachusetts. Walk barefoot along the beautiful sand beach then wade in the water. The shallow water is perfect for the whole family. However, the deeper you venture into the water the cooler it will get.


What are the most beautiful beaches in Massachusetts?

One of the best outdoor adventures in Massachusetts anyone can have is hitting the highway on a road trip. The road trip to the most beautiful beaches in Massachusetts leads you to such hidden spots as:

  • Bound Brook Island Beach in Wellfleet
  • Cold Storage Beach in Dennis
  • Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester
  • Kalmus Beach in Hyannis is another beautiful beach and a popular swimming spot in Massachusetts. Relax on the sandy beach or head into the water to cool off all summer long. After your day at the beach, stop by downtown Hyannis for a bit of shopping and a meal.


Are there any natural lazy rivers in Massachusetts?

Spend a leisurely day meandering down a lazy river on one of the most beautiful and relaxing outdoor adventures in Massachusetts. One favorite is Deerfield River, which in addition to providing the perfect setting for a day on the water, has Deerfield River Portage. This company rents out inner tubes and rafts for your day on the water. Some highlights of you day when you do this include:

  • The outdoor company will make your whole day easy – providing you with an inner tube, a ride to and from the river, and a place to park your car.
  • You can even rent a cooler tube so you can stay refreshed all day.
  • There are dozens of places along the river to pull over and "picnic"
  • Some of the spots along the river are mellow enough you can simply get out and walk through
  • The entire journey typically takes about 3 hours, but it's up to you if you want to take a quicker or more leisurely pace!