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Constitution Beach, Boston

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Constitution Beach is a man-made crescent-shaped, sandy beach located in the Orient Heights section of East Boston, a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Opened in 1952 and known to locals as "Shays Beach," its most distinctive feature is that looks directly onto the runways of Logan International Airport, so that airplanes taking off and landing on Runways 22L and 22R are about 2000ft away, making them prominent both visibly and audibly.
The beach is located on 20acres of land, which was artificially constructed between December 1949 and May 1951. At that time, 34.1acres of land was filled in with hydraulically dredged material and gravel to create the beach, which soon after opened to the public in 1952.
The.25miles-long beach is located in a protected inlet so the water, though part of the Atlantic Ocean, is always relatively placid. There are bathhouse facilities on the beach, as well as a snack bar, a children's playground, handball, basketball, and tennis courts, in addition to baseball fields and an indoor ice rink.
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  • Decent playground, place to sit and eat lunch, clean bathrooms. Snack bar was closed and beach was closed to swimming so can review either. Nice take off and landing of the larger planes easily seen e...  more »
  • This is a nice city beach in East Boston. They actually have a snack bar and a great place to watch the planes take off at Logan.  more »

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