In 2007, the Metropolitan Beaches Commission and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay conducted eight public hearings in nine beachfront communities to help identify opportunities and obstacles on the beaches. More than 1,000 people took the time to tell us what they enjoyed most about their favorite beach as well as what they believed needed improvement. The Metropolitan Beaches Commission reported findings from the public hearings in “Beaches We Can Be Proud Of.”

Since that time, the Patrick Administration, the Legislature, and the Boston Globe have endorsed the findings and recommendations in the report on how to improve the region’s beaches. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has made considerable investments in the region’s beaches to address your concerns.

In 2013, we were asked by the Legislature to reconvene the Metropolitan Beaches Commission. This year we conducted two hearings at the State House and 8 public hearings in Lynn and Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull.

Over the course of these hearings we have heard from nearly 1000 participants who told us what is working well and what needs improvement on their beach.

We want your input as well. Please take 10 minutes to fill out this survey and share your thoughts with us
as we work to turn these beaches from good to great.

Thank you!