Nickerson Beach

42.301904, -71.013131
Dorchester Street
Quincy, MA 02171
(617) 376-1253
Norfolk County

Nickerson Beach is located off Dorchester Street in Quincy, Massachusetts. This small calm rocky beach is limited as it’s not the ideal beach for lying out, games, and catching sun. The beach itself is almost non-existent during high-tide; low-tide the beach offers minimal space, is muddy, and dune grass surrounds most of the beach area with the exception of a small rocky water entrance. The real benefit of Nickerson Beach is the view of Boston.

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Hours Of Operation

Dawn to dusk

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Parking

Limited and free along Dorchester Street; please pay attention to the signs 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.

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Picnic Area

N/A

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Playground

N/A

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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

Nickerson Beach is a great area for paddle boarding and kayaking due to the calm water.

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Walking Trails

A small trail system starts at Nickerson Beach and Moon Island Road, and travels through to the Chapel Rocks area.

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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. Nickerson 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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