City Point Beach

42.333053, -71.023816
 William J. Day Blvd.
Boston, MA
(617) 626-1250
Suffolk County

City Point Beach is located on William J. Day Blvd. in Boston, Massachusetts. Connected to Pleasure Bay Beach and Castle Island, there is space for strolling, relaxing, or taking in the views from the benches lining the walkway. The 2.2 mile loop connected to Pleasure Bay and Castle Island is perfect for runners, walkers, dog walkers, or anyone looking to enjoy a stroll with a pleasant view along a park area. The walk to the water is gradual on the coarse pebbled sand, and the waves are gentle to non-existent.

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Hours Of Operation

6am to 11pm

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Available in a small lot next to the beach and along the streets in the area; read the signs posted to avoid parking tickets

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Life Guard Schedule

On duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day

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Not allowed

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City Point Beach is a carry in/carry out location with food in within 5-10 minutes walking.

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Motels/hotels are within 5-10 minutes driving.

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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 and benches are available under a gazebo.

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City Point Park and Marine Park across the street have a playground.

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Public Transportation

Please see the link below for times and other modes of public transportation.

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Restrooms / Showers


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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Water sports are allowed during the off-season.

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Walking Trails

City Point Beach 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. City Point Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.) 

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