Massachusetts Beach Towns: featuring wonderful beaches, delicious restaurants, and fun shops for families – here are some of the best places to visit in the summer months.

In the summer, my home state of Massachusetts is a fantastic destination for beach vacations. Here are some places to visit.

Disclosure: I’ve visited some of these top beaches in Massachusetts, destinations, and hotels at no cost for purposes of review.

Martha's Vineyard: Keep in mind that it’s an actual island, and you’ll need to take a ferry or a plane to get there from the Massachusetts mainland.

Provincetown: an eclectic, lively town with lots to offer, including beaches, shops, restaurants, and museums

Falmouth offers beaches, restaurants, shops, and museums, including the Woods Hole Science Aquarium.

Nantucket: Located off the coast of Cape Cod, and adjacent to Martha’s Vineyard, the smaller island of Nantucket is both an island and a town

Duxbury is located on Cape Cod Bay but isn’t a Cape Cod town. It’s home to Duxbury Beach, a gorgeous beach that isn’t too far of a ride from Boston.

Chatham: Located on the “elbow” of the Cape, Chatham is a popular summer vacation destination for families.

Gloucester: In town, you’ll also find some great seafood restaurants and can enjoy a delicious lobster roll on one of the many outdoor patios.

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