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Best Beach Bars Around Boston (And Beyond)

-By Kendyl Murtaugh

Sitting on the beach in the hot sun all summer can get boring at times. Fortunately, there are a handful of wildly popular beach bars that line the Massachusetts coast, boast great atmospheres, and serve up some tasty cocktails. So, whether you prefer sipping your drink while relaxing under the sun or while dancing in the sand until the wee hours of the morning, there truly is a beach bar for everyone. Here are a few of the best -- including one that's nowhere near the coast.

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The Beachcomber

1120 Cahoon Hollow Rd.
Wellfleet, MA 02667
(503) 349-6055

The Beachcomber is on several lists as one of the sexiest beach bar in the world. This outdoor/indoor bar is situated right above the beautiful and pristine Cahoon Hollow Beach in Wellfleet. The views from this bar are without-a-doubt incredible. During the day the Beachcomber acts as a restaurant, but around 9 p.m. the bar turns 21+. Live music is a regular thing and this venue hosts both popular groups and local cover bands. Make sure to check out their website for event details.

Surf Side
Photo Credit: SurfSide5/Facebook


25 Broadway
Salisbury, MA MA 01952
(978) 463-9222

You'll find sun, fun, tropical drinks, and live music at SurfSide5 in Salisbury. This beach bar sits right on Salisbury Beach. with an 8,000 square foot open-air deck. The deck/bar area is always packed, especially when the weather is nice, so make sure you get there early. There is a $10 cover charge, but the majority of drinks are not too pricey.

Photo Credit: Galley Beach/Facebook

Galley Beach

54 Jefferson Ave.
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-9641

One of the most elegant beach bars you may ever encounter is at Galley Beach in Nantucket. You couldn't ask for a better atmosphere to sip on a delicious cocktail than atop a plush comfortable sofa surrounded by candles and your feet dipped in the sand. The high top tables that surround the bar make for a perfect location to hang out with friends. If you get there early, prepare to be wowed by the sunset over Nantucket's west side beaches. Between the sunset views, delicious drinks, and gorgeous atmosphere Galley Beach will not disappoint.

Photo Credit: Sunset Tiki Bar/Facebook

Sunset Tiki Bar

79 Powers Rd.
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 692-5700

I bet you're thinking that Westford is nowhere near the ocean, so how can they have a great beach bar? Well, Sunset Tiki Bar sits on an oasis of sandy, waterfront land that borders a private pond on Nashoba Valley Ski Area. This beach bar is a hidden gem in the middle of suburbia. Themed nights are popular at Sunset Tiki Bar. They range from Mexican fiestas to lobster fests to karaoke nights. Check out the website for more details. Kick back and relax in the Adirondack chairs or get your groove on when live music starts flowing Tuesday through Saturday nights. The bar turns 21+ after 9 p.m.

Kendyl Murtaugh is a Fordham University student interning with the CBS Boston Digital media team.
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