Orchard Beach

42.297927, -71.006111
Bayside Road
Quincy, MA 02171
(617) 376-1253
Norfolk County

Orchard Beach is located off Bayside Road in Quincy, Massachusetts. The slope to the water is gradual; and the beach surface is coarse, filled with small rocks and crushed shells. Low-tide creates a large open area for easy walkingl near the calm water or enjoying beach games.

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Hours Of Operation

Dawn to dusk

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Parking

Limited and free along the street

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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

Great area for paddle boarding or water activities due to the calm water

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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. Orchard 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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