Castle Island

42.337034, -71.012081
http://www.mass.gov/eea/images/dcr/parks/castleis.gif  
 William J. Day Blvd.
(617) 626-1250
(617) 727-5290 Fort Independence
Boston, MA
Suffolk County

Castle Island is located on William J. Day Blvd. in Boston, Massachusetts. Connected to City Point Beach and Pleasure Bay Beach, the 2.2 mile loop is perfect for running, strolling, relaxing, people watching, or taking in the view from one of the many benches throughout the park area. On the grounds you’ll also find plenty of grass, picnic tables, and historic Fort Independence, which is great for guided tours or self-guided exploration. The coarse pebbled beach area is small; walking to the water is gradual, and the waves are gentle to non-existent, great for kids. Castle Island provides a full day of activity for families as well as a historical element.

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Hours Of Operation

6am to 11pm

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Parking

Free and available on-site and along the streets

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Life Guard Schedule

On duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Castle Island is a carry in/carry out location with additional food available at Sullivan’s.

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Lodging

Motels/hotels are within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Pets

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 1st through September 30th. Dogs must be on a leash or voice control.

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Picnic Area

Picnic tables are located throughout the park.

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Playground

A large playground is located on-site.

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Public Transportation

Please see the link below for times and other modes of public transportation.
http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools/servicenearby/

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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are available on-site.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Water sports are allowed during the off-season.

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Tide Information

Castle Island Tide Information 

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Walking Trails

Castle Island has its own trail system as well as a trail system with Pleasure Bay Beach and City Point Beach. Castle Island Trail Map
Additionally, Castle Island is part of the Boston Harborwalk; Boston Harborwalk is 38 miles of trails across waterfront and parks through Boston. Boston Harborwalk Information

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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2003 to the current year. Castle Island Water Quality

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Water Temperature

http://ma.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/boston-harbor/weather
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.) 

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