Donovan’s Beach

42.377072, -70.992197
420-440 Pleasant Street
Winthrop, MA 02152
Suffolk County

Simon J. Donovan or Donovan’s Beach is located on Pleasant Street in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Donovan’s Beach is unique; it offers few amenities but has a spectacular view of Boston and planes landing at Logan Airport. The beach is small, the sand is rocky, it’s filled with seaweed, and dune grass limits the beach size. The water is calm but the quality compared to other beaches in the area is poor, not the most appealing beach to make a day of. However, the real appeal is sitting on one of the benches and enjoying the view. If you’re looking for a beautiful sunset over the city Donovan’s Beach will provide it.   

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to sunset

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Parking

No parking lot; parking is free on the side streets near the beach; pay attention to any signs posted.

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Life Guard Schedule

No lifeguards on duty

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Carry in/carry out beach; food vendors are available within 5 minutes driving.

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Lodging

Hotel/motels and rentals are within 5 minutes driving.

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Pets

Not allowed

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Picnic Area

N/A

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Playground

No playground on-site; Ingleside Park is within walking distance.

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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

N/A

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

N/A

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Walking Trails

N/A

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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 2004 to the current year. No swimming is allowed at Deer Island Park. Donovan's Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature

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

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