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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Boston Harbor Beaches


Boston area beaches are managed by local municipalities or the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). MWRA assists DCR with bacterial testing of beaches in summer. Download beach water quality data.

Daily updates on the bacterial water quality at beaches can be accessed by calling DCR's telephone hotline at 617-626-4972.

Printable fact sheets are available on the following Harbor beaches:


Download beach water quality data

Department of Public Health data for all Massachusetts coastal beaches.

Historical harbor beach data



map of harbor beaches Link to Wollaston Beach information Link to Wollaston Beach information
See larger map with sampling locations