South Shore Beach Destinations for Summer 2015!

Now that the 4th of July holiday festivities have passed, its time to focus on the key to summer: finding as much time as possible to sprawl out at your favorite local beach. Certainly it’s well-documented throughout general pop culture knowledge; summertime in Massachusetts features some of the finest beaches in the United States. When it comes to finding the perfect beach for you, The Commons at SouthField could not be in a better location! With easy access to more southern coastal towns heading towards the cape, as well as the nearby beaches in North Weymouth, The Commons gives you all the choices!

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Duxbury Beach Park – 260 Gurnet Road, Duxbury, MA, 02332

With a six-mile stretch of land extending from Plymouth up to Marshfield, Duxbury Beach offers plenty of space for you or your party. The calming waters are great for cooling off and with dual concession stands it’s easy to find the refreshments or snack you are looking for.

Nantasket Beach – Hull Shore Drive, Hull, MA 02045

Whether you want to relax on the soft sand, dip your toes in the rocky water, or enjoy some drinks from one of the many beach bars across the street, Nantasket Beach is the perfect all-around beach destination. One of the most popular choices along the South Shore, Nantasket attracts those of all ages. While it may be challenging to get to from local highways, you will be sure to enjoy the views and all the lively happenings!

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Wollaston Beach – Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy, MA, 02171

Residents of Quincy have been flocking to Quincy Shore drive for years for the easy access and easy enjoyment of Wollaston Beach. Free parking, little traffic, nearby bars, and a beautiful 2.3 mile stretch of beach. Be sure to get there early on weekends before the most popular parking spaces are taken up!

Rexhame Beach – Standish St, Marshfield, MA 02050

Nestled along the Humarock peninsula, Rexhame beach is a great draw for crowds looking to escape the madness of Cape Cod beaches. A much more tranquil setting that some of the aforementioned beaches above, Rexhame beach is a great choice for a day in the sun for the whole family. Getting to Rexhame is easy as its just a short drive off of Route 3.

A Mile-by-Mile Guide to the 2015 Boston Marathon!

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Some would argue its Thanksgiving, others would say it’s Christmas. There is no wrong answer when debating what the best day of the year is. However if you ask a resident of Massachusetts they might have an outside-the-box answer, Patriot’s Day.

Known around the Commonwealth as simply “Marathon Monday”, Patriot’s Day is a celebration of the opening battle of the American Revolution that took place at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Since 1897, the famed Boston Marathon has been run on Patriots Day each year. Tens of thousands of runners embark on the 26.2 miles journey from Hopkinton to Copley Square, and millions more line the streets and take to the bars along the way. The spirit has never been stronger on this day. With the tragic events of the Boston Marathon in 2013, the importance and legacy of the Marathon have only grown.

This year’s event shall not be outdone. Weather is expected to be mostly sunny with a small chance of showers later in the afternoon, but that shouldn’t dampen spirits. We wanted to include a background guide to the race, with a mile-by-mile analysis. Click here to read CBS Boston’s official guide to the Marathon.

Whether you’re cheering on the thousands of brave athletes from around the world, or enjoying the festivities from your favorite restaurant patio or deck, it should be a day that all should enjoy! #BostonStrong