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It’s officially the first day of summer (!!!) and with warmer weather comes the call of the ocean. Luckily, Boston is surrounded by many great beaches in the city and surrounding areas, but I often hear speculation about the water quality of some of the beaches, especially those in East Boston and Revere. The common misperception is that the water quality is polluted by the constant stream of air traffic coming in and out of Logan Airport.
I was recently reading an article in the Revere Advocate covering the 2019 Water Quality data accumulated by the organization Save the Harbor, Save the Bay. Each year, the organization test samples from each of the metropolitan area beaches and creates a “report card” of sorts that ranks the beaches by the cleanliness of their water. The North Shore beaches (i.e. Revere and East Boston beaches) have seen an increase of cleanliness over the past year, ranking in at 95%.
Thankfully, that data eased my roommate’s mind about diving into the water at Constitution Beach that’s a half a mile away from our apartment. But if you’re looking to hit the cleanest beach, head to Southie. The city’s cleanest beach has consistently been M Street Beach, scoring a six year average of 100%. Happy swimming!
Posted by Julia