Located just five miles north of Boston, Revere Beach was once a scenic summertime home for Pawtucket Indians in pre-colonial times. But once linked to Boston by narrow-gauge railway in 1875, the area became an increasingly popular recreation destination for locals and soon filled with restaurants, dance halls and hotels.
In 1896, Boston’s Metropolitan Park Commission named Revere Beach the first public beach in the U.S. Landscape architect Charles Eliot designed scenic pavilions and an estimated 45,000 visitors showed up on opening day.
Every year since, from Easter until Labor Day, Revere Beach entertains visitors from across the world.
– Margaret Willard, The 100 Companies