Located on Dorchester Street, Nickerson Beach is a small neighborhood beach with 15-20 yards of beachfront. Adjacent to the beach is a park for picnics with a walking path near Squaw Rock. Views of the Boston Harbor Islands are breathtaking. On street parking is available but limited. The beach is on an M.B.T.A. bus route.
Located on Bayside Road in Squantum, Orchard Beach is a narrow neighborhood beach with approximately 100 yards of beachfront. Although accessible by car, it has limited on street parking. The beach offers swimming and walks along the Squantum peninsula.