Monday, May 23, 2022

"Just 12% of the state’s beaches are open to all members of the public, according to a coastal land inventory done by [Massachusetts]"

Per the last study done by the state, 30 years ago:

Beach access is also — perhaps unsurprisingly — an issue of racial inequity. The state’s urban beaches are free and easily accessible, but some of the beaches located in more racially and ethnically diverse communities such as Boston, Lynn and Quincy are also more prone to bacterial contamination that poses a health risk, sometimes forcing beach closures.