Heron Beach

42.264170, -70.979565
Heron Road
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 376-1251
Norfolk County

Heron Beach or Arthur Boyson Park is located off Heron Road in Quincy, Massachusetts. Primarily a residential beach, parking is on-street and it does require a short walk. The beach water is calm with rocky sand and an easy grade to the water. Beach space is limited or non-existent during high-tide.

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Hours Of Operation

Dawn to dusk

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Parking

Heron Road is resident parking only; there is street parking allowed on the neary side streets within walking distance; pay attention to the signs if posted.

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Life Guard Schedule

N/A

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Primarily a carry in/carry out location, with food vendors available within 5 minutes driving.

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Lodging

Motels/hotels and rentals are within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Pets

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May through September and must be leashed at all other times. Dogs are not allowed at Arthur Boyson Park at any time.

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Picnic Area

One picnic table is available on-site.

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Playground

Arthur Boyson Park is walking distance to the beach with a basketball court on-site.

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Public Transportation

Please see the link below for times and 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

Not allowed unless the device is approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. The floatation device must say "U.S. Coast Guard approved."

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Tide Information

Heron Beach Tide Information

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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 2007 to the current year. Heron Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature

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

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