Quincy Shore Reservation

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Quincy Shore Reservation
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Map showing the location of Quincy Shore Reservation
Map showing the location of Quincy Shore Reservation
Location in Massachusetts
LocationQuincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates42°16′50″N 71°01′02″W / 42.28056°N 71.01722°W / 42.28056; -71.01722Coordinates: 42°16′50″N 71°01′02″W / 42.28056°N 71.01722°W / 42.28056; -71.01722
Area87 acres (35 ha)[1]
Elevation0 ft (0 m)[2]
OperatorMassachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
WebsiteQuincy Shore Reservation

Quincy Shore Reservation is a public recreation area and protected shoreline on Quincy Bay, Boston Harbor, in Quincy, Massachusetts. Its primary attraction is a 2.3-mile-long (3.7 km) beach, accessible along its entire length by Quincy Shore Drive. The largest beach on Boston Harbor, it is known locally as Wollaston Beach, named for the adjacent Wollaston neighborhood.

The reservation is part of the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston and was established in 1899.[3] Also included in the reservation are Moswetuset Hummock, site of the first encounter of Plymouth Colony commander Myles Standish with the local native sachem, or leader, Chickatawbut in 1621 and cited as a source for the name of Massachusetts; and Caddy Park, a preserved salt marsh with nearby picnic facilities.[4]


  1. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  2. ^ "Wollaston Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "About FWB". Friends of Wollaston Beach. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Quincy Shore Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved August 22, 2013.

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