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Castle Island

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Neighbourhood: South Boston
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Address: end of Carson Beach, on Pleasure Bay, Boston, MA 02127
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The site of a fort erected in 1634, Castle Island is a great place to walk,...

The site of a fort erected in 1634, Castle Island is a great place to walk, jog or just unwind and enjoy the view.

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great walk and views of beach and ocean

Castle Isand located in So.Boston,MA is a fun spot to go to walk, jog, bike, roller blade, wind surf, picnic, sit on the beach, swim, have a hot dog at Sullivan's, also serves... read more

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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Castle Isand located in So.Boston,MA is a fun spot to go to walk, jog, bike, roller blade, wind surf, picnic, sit on the beach, swim, have a hot dog at Sullivan's, also serves icecream. You can the planes flying in to Logan Airport.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a really enjoyable cycle out here on a scorching hot day. The start is from a lovely beach, then round the park side with great views of Boston, and up to the castle. The return round the outside is problematical, as the cycle map shows a cycle route, but there are no cycling signs. I saw other cyclists using... More 

Thank crawfie
Vaughan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are into airplanes like I am you would love this place!!! You could almost touch them as they are landing !!! Beautiful beach for walking , running or just sitting in your car and watching the planes land ...

Thank NumptyBoy5
150 Great Wolf Drive
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful! Can see the planes coming in and out from the airport, while sitting back and dreaming about your next vacation. We took great pictures of the ocean, the scenery, and the lighthouse far off in the distance.

Thank M8295PFkellyr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Boston's Southend and often hop on my bike and do the Carson Beach, Pleasure Bay, Castle Island loop. You wouldn't think you were so close to the heart of the city in these wonderful places.

Thank Brooks P
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With in 5 minutes you can go from the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, to the refreshing shore line. There is a beach as you drive to the island(not a real island) , with a parking lot at the end. You can walk around the Castle , overlooking the harbor, with benches along the way . There is a... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a location with space just out of the city in South Boston. It's possible to drive and park or cycle or walk as it's on the Harbor Pathway. The Number 11 bus also runs nearby but there's a 500 metre walk to the island once you get off at 2nd Street. Many mothers take their kids to the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to walk, fair playground. Fun to watch the planes land and take off. Kids can scooter or ride bikes safely. Scenic and relaxing. A nice warm weather place to visit. Plan to return in beach weather when kids can play in the sand.

Thank BostonMary2013
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and quiet part of Boston. Beautiful New England beach with a wide path along and over the water to walk or run.

Thank AtulV
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We having been going to castl island for years. It always so much things to do like walking running bike running eating at our favorite place food is always great.love watching boats cruise ships and planes coming and going a real fun place.

Thank foxboro3

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