Beaches in Boston and Cape Cod Mobile App

Public beaches in Boston and Cape Cod, with maps, local info and more.

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Boston and Cape Cod have many of the best beaches in New England, including:

• Popular salt water beaches close to the city
• Many beaches next to large towns and small maritime villages, from northern Massachusetts, down through the city to the South Shore
• Miles of sandy beaches stretched out along all sides of the Cape Cod peninsula, including on the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound and many smaller bays
• More than 60 sandy beaches on the scenic islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
• More than 40 sandy beaches on fresh water lakes, ponds and rivers
• More than 90 hotels on or near the beach on Cape Cod, Massachusett's North and South Shores, the city of Boston, Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard
• More than 20 operating or historical lighthouses in view of or a short walk, hike or drive away from the beach

The Beaches in Boston and Cape Cod app provides a list and in-app maps of over 190 salt and fresh water beaches. Some of the most popular include Revere Beach, Carson Beach, Malibu Beach, Coast Guard Beach, Mayflower Beach and Hyannis Beaches.

Beach and hotel information

List of beaches with street addresses, distance to your location and descriptions (including nearby hotels and lighthouses)
Sort by beach name
Sort by distance to your location - find "public beaches near me" and the "closest beach to me"
Favorite beaches - Mark and save your favorites
Filter the list by your favorites
Go to the web site of any beach, hotel and lighthouse
Get driving directions to any beach
Speak out loud - The app speaks the beach name and location
• View online weather reports
Share the beach name and address in an instant message or email
Search for beaches, hotels and lighthouses by name, type and location
• Enter search words by speech recognition or by typing in the keyboard

Interactive map

Find any beach on the in-app map
Find your location in relation to the beach
Change map type - Use map settings to show geometric (normal) view, satellite image view (useful for finding parking lots and walking paths) and terrain view
Show marker types - Use map settings to select which markers to display (just the beach selected from the list, all beaches, favorites or search results)
Show marker groups - Use map settings to show hotels and lighthouses near the beach

Search examples

• To find hotels on the beach, use the speech recognizer or keyboard to submit "hotel"
• To find beaches close to the big city, search for "boston"
• To find beaches in or near state parks, search for "state park"
• To find swimming on lakes, ponds, and rivers, search for "fresh water"
• To find lighthouses on or near the beach, search for "light"

The mobile app works on both smartphones and tablets, and contains banner ads. Privacy Policy

Screenshots on Smartphone and Tablet

Download the app on Google Play:
Beaches in Boston and Cape Cod

v2.17.0 / v2.18.0
– Updated website links for beaches and hotels
– Added text-to-speech and distance-units settings
– Added "last updated" line to About App screen
– Internal code improvements and bug fixes
– Updated website links of parks and hotels
– Added speak-out-loud beach names and locations
– Changed search-by-voice icon to microphone icon
– Improved location retrieval and map handling
– "Sort by Distance" button can request access to user location
– Internal code improvements and bug fixes
&ndath; Open web sites in external browser only
– Updated website links of beaches, hotels, parks and more
– Share beach names and addresses from the detail lists
– Improved internal error handling
– Added search-by-voice with speech recognition
– Added Close button to the map settings dialog
– Updated Android support libraries for performance and security
– Added internal code improvements
– Enabled setting favorites from detail list
– Improved how marker layers are toggled by map settings
– Improved search results display in the search status bar
– Added error handling for invalid location coordinates
– Added website links for Cape Cod beaches
– Fixed a bug showing web sites inside in-app browser
– Added marker layers for hotels and lighthouses
– Open web sites inside in-app browser
– Fixed a bug showing map/list/website screens on tablet
– Internal code changes for generating screenshots
– Click map marker info windows to show web sites
– Added 21 beaches, 68 beach hotels and 1 lighthouse on Cape Cod
– Added 12 beach hotels on North Shore Massachusetts
– Added 1 beach and 7 beach hotels on South Shore Massachusetts
– Added 12 beach hotels on Martha's Vineyard
– Added 5 beach hotels on Nantucket Island
– Added 3 beach hotels in the city of Boston
– Added 20 beaches on Nantucket Island and 6 on Martha's Vineyard
– Improved search interface and results
– Added fresh water beaches in western and central state
– Fixed a bug when showing distance info on the master list
– Improved search algorithm and results display
– Improved advertisement display
– Internal code improvements
– Internal code improvements
– Mark, unmark and filter the master list by favorite beaches
– Show map markers by type: selected beach, all beaches, favorites or search results
– Improved text and icons on the MORE INFO lists
– Internal code improvements
– Renamed the app (word "Beaches" is first)
– Added more than 20 salt water beaches and 20 lighthouses
– Added MapSettings dialog to change the map type
– Moved the weather info from an external link to a wrapped web page
– Referenced beach clean-up organizations on About App Screen
– Removed redundant teardrop icon at "my location"
– Acknowledged the source of the app icons on the About App screen
– Replaced map footer button text with icons
– Moved "get directions" button from map footer to detail list item
– Start the master list and search results sorted by place name
– Internal code improvements
– Initial published version

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