Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Pleasure Bay, Castle Island,
Pleasure Bay, nestling Castle Island, is one of Boston’s most popular beaches and a place for a number of extreme sports. The island, litteraly connected to the mainland, is home to Fort Independence, a National Historic Landmark, and Pleasure Bay features a sandy beach and swimming in a calm, enclosed lagoon, giving visitors the chance to combine pleasure with historical sightseeing.
Easily accessible, it is located in South Boston and is a very sunny and sandy beach. Parking is free. Water is very clean but can get shallow when there is low tide. Condition of the water is most of the times flat. You have to pay attention to the rocks on the bottom, as they can become dangerous.
When windy, the spot attracts a lot of kite surfers. Launching is not an easy case here. Best wind comes from Southeast and Southwest. If you are a beginner, you should better not try it. Not far from there, Revere beach, a location recommended as a more suitable spot for beginner riders. Best time to visit Pleasure Bay for kite surfing is spring and summer.
As it is so close to Boston, just 10-15 minutes away, a lot of people visit the beach after work.
How to Get to Destination
25 mi / 40 km, 48 mins
Take Trentmont St. towards School St., turn left to Boylston St., continue onto Essex St. and then turn right to I-93 S. Drive for about 5 miles and then take the exit 12 onto Massachusetts 3A S/Gallivan Blvd towards Neponset/Quincy for about 1 mile. Then turn slightly right to Newport Avenue Extension and towards Newport Ave. Take the 3rd right onto Hancock St. , left onto Merrymount Pkwy/Southern Artery and after 2 miles turn left onto Washington St. Continue straight to stay on Massachusetts 3A S, turn left to Henry Turner Bailey Rd, continue to Gannett Rd, turn right onto Hatherly Rd and after 1.5 miles left to Egypt Beach road. After half a mile turn left to arrive at the beach.
Logan International Airport,
27.8 mi / 44.7 km
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