Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Breaking Barriers: Improving Public Access to the Metropolitan Beaches


Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the Metropolitan Beaches Commission are pleased to invite you to the release of our 2023 report, Breaking Barriers: Improving Public Access to the Metropolitan Beaches on May 122023, at the Edward J. McCormack Bathhouse at Carson Beach in South Boston


Over the past two years, the Commission held a series of public hearings and listening sessions focused on overcoming obstacles to beach access for people of color, people with disabilities, and people who do speak English as the first language. This report contains our findings and recommendations, which we hope will serve as a blueprint for improving beach access going forward. 

We hope you can join us and our partners from the Department of Conservation & Recreation and the region's waterfront neighborhoods and beachfront communities as we begin of our collective effort to put these recommendations into action, continuing to make our beaches healthy, welcoming, inclusive, and fun places for everyone.  

Event Information: 

 Breaking Barriers: Improving Public Access to the Metropolitan Beaches  

Release of the Metropolitan Beaches Commission 2023 Report 

Open to all community members invested in more equitable beaches 

9:00 a.m. on Friday May 12, 2023 at the Edward J. McCormack Bathhouse, Carson Beach

165 Day Blvd, South Boston, MA 02125 


We look forward to seeing you there! If you plan to attend, please RSVP using this form: or not you attend you will receive a copy of the report by email.  


About the Metropolitan Beaches Commission 

Save the Harbor manages the Metropolitan Beaches Commission for the Massachusetts State Legislature, which created the Metropolitan Beaches Commission (MBC) in 2006 to take an in-depth look at the Boston metropolitan region’s 15 public beaches in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull. These beaches are owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Today the Commission is a permanent legislative Commission charged with making specific findings and recommendations to the Legislature, DCR and the public on ways to improve the region’s public beaches 


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