South Boston and Dorchester Bay

Boston, Massachusetts 2207

South Boston and Dorchester Bay

South Boston and Dorchester Bay Professional Review and Guide

"South Boston has the longest continuously accessible ocean waterfront of any Boston neighborhood; it also has one of the city’s highest hills, complete with panoramic views of Boston Harbor and Dorchester Bay. In comparison with the downtown side of South Boston, where port activities dominate, the south side of the peninsula is highly accessible, with many public beaches and walkways.

Here active waterfront uses predominate—large public bathhouses and beaches, shaded pavilions to take in the views, yacht clubs, and fishing spots. Yet South Boston is as historic as it is appealing. At the end of the beach is Pleasure Bay, a large enclosed basin connected by a pedestrians-only causeway to picturesque Fort Independence on the outermost point of the peninsula. Successive forts have protected the harbor in this location since the earliest years of the Massachusetts Bay Colony."

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Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours

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Jul 2018