Merrymount Beach

42.265105, -70.995202  
Shore Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169
Norfolk County

Merrymount Beach is located on Shore Avenue in Quincy, Massachusetts. This private community beach is where residents of Merrymount, Quincy congregate for scheduled and unscheduled events. Regardless of the season, this beach has family-oriented activities which bring residents of all ages together. Walking into the beach area there is limited sand, especially during high-tide; but there's plenty of grass for beach chairs and towels (to enjoy the day). The sand is coarse and rocky with a gradual grade to the water. During low-tide the water area resembles a small stream with sand bars surrounding it.

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Hours Of Operation

Dawn to dusk

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Free and available along Shore Avenue

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Life Guard Schedule


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Not allowed

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Merrymount Beach is a carry in/carry out beach that has a food stand on-site; other food vendors are within 5 minutes driving.

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

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Dogs are allowed on the beach any time of the year but must be leashed at all times. Rules are posted at the entrance.

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Picnic Area

Picnic tables and benches are numerous due to the large amount of activities here.

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A play area and a basketball court are available on-site.

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Public Transportation

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

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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are available on-site.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Water activities are allowed by members who live in the Merrymount section of Quincy, Massachusetts.

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Walking Trails


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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. Merrymount Beach Water Quality

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

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