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Best beach in MA

Our favorite beach! The sand is pristine, as is the water. It's perfection in New England! We get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Natick, Massachusetts
Great family beach

I came here as a child and wanted to show my friend this hiddeb gem. The best part is low tide... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Kathy B
Ruskin, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite beach! The sand is pristine, as is the water. It's perfection in New England! We get there very early some days (before sunrise) and have the beach to ourselves. It is amazing!

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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Went here because of the hipe of all of the sand dollars at low tide. Disappointed because we walked and searched. Only for 4 in 2 hours.

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

I came here as a child and wanted to show my friend this hiddeb gem. The best part is low tide when the 3/4 mile sandbar is exposed and you can look for sand dollars. He was in awe.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I know this is against the grain from mostly all reviews but this beach was not what I expected.There was trash everywhere we went on this beach including in the water and in the tidal pools. In fact, there was broken glass in some of...More

Thank volumeem
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Beautiful beach with clean white sand and clear calm waters. Snack stand and restrooms close by. Get there early to park during peak times. Lovely!

Thank L V
Reviewed September 1, 2018

very shallow beach with tide pools make this a great beach for children. there is also a food 'shack' with typical beach food (just the simple stuff). On the downside, it is expensive to park and the parking is very limited, and the road to...More

2  Thank EdsGirlBoston
Reviewed September 1, 2018

I love taking the kids to this beach. There are a lot of tidal pools in the rocks and they love adventuring through them

Thank heatherpI8220KN
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited the beach yesterday afternoon. We were not sure what to expect in terms of rush and parking but many were leaving at the time and we didn't have to pay for parking :) The beach itself is nice and clean. The white sand...More

Thank NabilH424
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This beach is one of my favorite beaches in the North Shore. I tend to visit off season, as it is too expensive and too busy for me on season. The beach is always clean, and has a snack bar. It is great for families...More

Thank MeganneM1
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Wingersheek is an awesome place for families. There is rock climbing and when the tide is out you can walk out so far. You can find sand dollars too but don’t forget to throw them back.

Thank cstamps18
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from cstamps18 | Reviewed this property |
Off season.
John D
September 5, 2018|
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Response from Bmb B | Reviewed this property |
Anytime you should get a good spot they consider the season over because school is back in session for most towns and states. :)
Randy C
August 9, 2018|
Response from Shuggiplum | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, Years ago, you could after 6, but I don't know the rules on open fires