You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

From the Archives | Photos

Revere Beach

Revere Beach was established as the country’s first public beach in 1896. From the beginning, the beach has been easily accessible. People would come from all over New England to visit this beloved attraction. Horse-drawn carriages, bicycles, automobiles and a train that first existed on Revere Beach Boulevard (later moved to where the MBTA runs now) were modes of transportation. Not only the ocean attracted many to Revere Beach. The amusement park, ballrooms, hotels and restaurants drew crowds to the “Coney Island of New England.” The roller coaster was one of the biggest and most extreme in the US. The beach is still a favorite to many, but has changed from its heyday. High-rise condos replaced the amusements, though there is still plenty of sun and sand to relish. -Leanne Burden Seidel and Lisa Tuite

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of