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Old 02-27-2016, 03:35 PM
 
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Are there any South Shore towns (or if not, North Shore towns) with a nice bike-friendly/walkable path that is right by the water? I am thinking of a path that is long enough that it would be decent for at least a 10-15 minute walk (i.e., not just a marina). Thanks!
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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On the North Shore, King's Beach has a nice sidewalk that stretches south from Swampscott along Lynn and links up with a path along Nahant's beach on the north side of the causeway. Must be at least three miles long.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:33 PM
 
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Anything like that on the South Shore?
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:56 PM
 
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Well there's a nice, more-than-two-mile stretch along Wollaston Beach in Quincy. Not sure about bikes, but it's a nice sidewalk. I personally don't approve of riding cycles on sidewalks, North Shore or South Shore, or in the middle, but that's me. Beach Ave in Hull? World's End?

To be honest, the coast offers loads to do and there are parks and paths and access to the water all over the place. The top-of-mind oceanside sidewalks are King's Beach (and Revere) on the North Shore and Wollaston Beach in Quincy. But there are plenty of other great walks and paths. How about Castle Island?
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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Nantasket Beach Reservation in Hull sounds like just what you are looking for. Over 1 mile long, paved and wide boardwalk that you can walk and bike on (and you can continue on further using quiet side streets if you want.) It's directly along the water, tons of parking at both ends (which is free this time of year.) If you start at the south end be sure to check out the fabulous cafe/coffee shop across the street (called Toast) - open for breakfast/brunch/lunch. There is also a great little gallery run by the Hull Artists cooperative a few doors down from the cafe, if you're into that. Both of those are open year round.

Another idea, depending on how far south you want to go, is the Cape Cod rail trail which is a real treasure, many miles of biking and walking along the Cape Cod canal.
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:53 PM
 
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There's always Revere Beach Blvd which is a a couple of miles long and you can ride right along the beach wall.
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:32 PM
 
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Ditto Nantasket and ditto Toast!
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:26 PM
 
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Thanks, will check Nantasket out! Would this be mostly Beach Ave. on the north part of Nantasket Beach? Are these pretty much the only places on the South Shore -- i.e., in Quincy and Hull? Anything in Scituate?
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:36 AM
 
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If you want an off street paved path to walk or bike on next to the beach, you will want the south end of Nantasket (the state reservation area). The boardwalk ends when you get to Beach Ave area, though you can certainly continue biking/walking past that point, there is very little traffic.

If you want to walk along the beach itself (not really suitable for biking), I personally think it is much nicer from Beach Ave northward.

Another South Shore place to consider is Bare Cove Park in Hingham, lots of paved paths there for biking and walking. It's not along the ocean but it is along the water (the Back River) for much of the way, and it is beautiful.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:20 AM
 
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Scituate: walk/bike from lighthouse thru harbor and all the way down to Greenbush commuter rail @3 miles Also, newer sidewalk from N. Scituate village to Minot beach @2 miles.
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