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“needs a main attraction”
Review of Revere Beach

Revere Beach
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Revere
Certificate of Excellence
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Newton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“needs a main attraction”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

plenty of beach but the seagulls are the Revere mafia. They dive bomb your Kelly's fries. The dog track is gone,so now what?Parking is a problem, but the place is so convenient to Boston & western suburbs since the Ted Williams tunnel that we keep going there for the beach.

Visited July 2012
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Jamestown, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“First Public Beach in America”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Very nice beach. Was not there during the warm season, but beautiful!! Got some awesome pictures. Memorable vacation.

Visited December 2012
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Quebec City, Canada
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61 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice discovery!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Nice beach, very local, not a lot of tourists. Great board walk and nice little restaurants along the beach

Visited August 2012
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Revere Beach is America's first public beach. It is a 3-mile crescent beach. So, it is disheartening to see this important piece of Americana misaligned by people who settled at one very busy spot near a particular food stand, where the sales volume is so high that even well-attended garbage cans and beach pickup can be delayed temporarily during the absolute height of summer beach season. Before writing their scathing reviews, did they see if it was clean and welcoming a mile to the right or a block to the left? The compalint of needles on the beach is ridiculous. That spanks of someone who wrote the review based on complaints they read, without ever even visiting. There was a time long gone when there were problems a few blocks away on Shirley Ave. It has always been a portal for various immigrent groups that are a proud part of the heritage of New England. At various times, the street was Irish, Jewish, Italian, Cambodian... currently, it is trending Brazilian, bringing wonderful new neighbors and clean markets with fresh produce. A recent grant providing additional police details keeps the beach even safer.

Recently, work was completed on a pedestrian bridge from the Wonderland Blue Line T Station going over Ocean Avenue, right onto Revere Beach Blvd. The bridge is quite pretty, lit up at night, and makes getting to the beach even easier. Restaurants such as Antonia's (Italian/Seafood) and Renzo (Brick Oven pizzeria) assure that options are available beyond fast food and Kelly's Roast Beef (still my 2am favorite!).

Complaints about dirty water (the water is now cleaner than it has been since the 1920's) and a bad smell (which ended when Deer Island treatment plant came on line, a long time ago, with the exception of the VERY North End of the beach beyond Point of Pines, and is really more of a problem on Lynn Beach, not Revere Beach) are outdated.

In fairness, an Atlantic Beach in a climate that makes it only swimmable in the summer is not the same as a Caribbean beach. When you draw comparisons about cleanliness, beach grooming, and available facilities, you need to hold it against Nantasket Beach, Nahant Beach and Carson Beach (South Boston), not Eagle Beach in Aruba. When you do, I am confident Revere Beach will fare quite well indeed. It holds great history, has all manner of festivals (including the amazing International Sand Sculpting Competition, various volleyball events set up by radio stations, musical entertainment, cocktail bars, ice cream and yogurt shops (kids love the Banana Boat!), and great July 4th festivities. As Mayor Rizza, City Councilor Ira Novoselsky, the State Police (with barracks right on the beach) and Revere Fire & Police (with a new station much closer to the beach than previously) do their level best to provide a safe, fun experience for guests a quick hop away from Boston, Revere Beach is both proud of her age, and equally proud of the redevelopment and continuing improvements at this national treasure. A huge new parking lot is also available at Wonderland Station, for those arriving by car.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2012

This Beach is one of the betetr ones in the Boston area. It is a large beach and has ample room for many people and that often leads to much activity on the beach - whether it be volleyball, sand sculptures, frisbee tossing, o rwhatever you are sure to find it here.

Visited September 2012
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