Spectacle Island is a 105-acre island in Boston Harbor, 4 miles (6.4 km) offshore of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the city of Boston. The island has a varied history, and today is a public park with a marina, visitor center, cafe, lifeguarded swimming beach, and five miles of walking trails, forming part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. It is served all year by ferries from Boston, and on weekends and summer weekdays by a shuttle boat to and from nearby islands.Make Spectacle Island a part of your Boston vacation plans using our Boston road trip planner.
Spectacle Island Reviews
I have lived in the Boston area for most of my life. Never took a boat cruise to this island until recently. Being a photographer it was specatular. Particularly the view of Boston and Logan airport. more »
We took the ferry and visited Spectacle Island. It was a beautiful August day, and both the boat ride and the time on the islands was a welcome change from the urban hustle and bustle of Boston. We.... more »
Wonderful ferry ride with a reasonable price. The beaches were nice and there are free guided tours with a park ranger
Nice place for a nature walk in the summer. An old garbage dump that has been beautifully reclaimed and now you can collect sea glass!
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