Recreation Attractions

Beaches and Outdoor Recreation

Quincy boasts 27 miles of coastline and nearly a dozen beaches that offer swimming, picnicking, trails and more! Quincy's many neighborhood beaches include Squantum's Nickerson Beach; Hough's Neck's Parkhurst, Edgewater Drive and Rhoda beaches; Germantown's Sandy and Baker beaches; and Quincy Point's Avalon Beach.

Wollaston Beach

Located on Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy's largest beach offers 2.5 miles of clean sand, swimming, lifeguards, free parking, a bathhouse with public restrooms, restaurants and local activities such as a Volleyball Challenge during the summer months.

Blue Hill Adventure and Quarry Museum

A non profit that offers summer activities such as hikes in the Blue Hills, Tours of the Quarry's  in Quincy, Milton & Canton and Canoeing on the Neponset River - some of which are free and others at very nominal fees. The Museum window displays , which are free to the public are located at Presidents Place in Quincy. Contact David P. Hodgdon at (781) 326-0079 or click here for more information.


With several yacht clubs and the largest marina in New England, Quincy has an active sailing and boating community, with numerous races, regattas, social events and boating classes held throughout the summer months.

There are also numerous companies offering charter boat trips for fishing or leisure.

Quincy Yacht Club:
1310 Sea St.,
(617) 471-6136

Squantum Yacht Club:
646 Quincy Shore Drive (on Wollaston Beach)
(617) 770-4811

Wollaston Yacht Club:
692 Quincy Shore Drive (on Wollaston Beach)
(617) 477-8448

Boston Belle
Marina Bay
(617) 479-5770

Marina Bay

This picturesque harbor side community isn't just one of the Boston area's most popular summer hot spots - it's an active working marina! Both powerboats and sailboats dock in Marina Bay's 685 slips, with accommodations available for crafts up to 210 feet, electricity, water and free parking.

333 Victory Rd.,
(617) 847-1800


Quincy offers visitors three golf courses, including the newly opened Granite Links Golf Club:

Granite Links Golf Club:
Located just seven miles from downtown Boston - and with sweeping views of the spectacular Boston skyline - Granite Links is fast establishing a reputation as the Boston area's premier, world-class golf course.

100 Quarry Hills Dr.
(617) 296-7600

Furnace Brook Golf Club:
20 Reservoir Rd
(617) 472-8466

Presidents Golf Course:
357 W. Squantum St.
(617) 328-3444