Monday, May 8, 2023

Media Advisory: Metropolitan Beaches Commission Report Release on May 12

Media Advisory

On May 122023, at 9:00 AM at the Edward J. McCormack Bathhouse at Carson Beach in South Bostonthe Metropolitan Beaches Commission and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will release their 2023 report, Breaking Barriers: Improving Public Access to the Metropolitan Beaches

The report is based on 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 not speak English as their first language.

We hope the findings and recommendations contained in the report will serve as a blueprint for improving beach access for everyone going forward. 

Please 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 

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

165 Day Blvd, South Boston, MA 02125 


About the Metropolitan Beaches Commission 

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay 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.

You can find our more about the Metropolitan Beaches Commission and download transcripts, meeting materials and prior reports at

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