Castle Island
Castle Island
4.5
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The site of a fort erected in 1634, Castle Island is a great place to walk, jog or just unwind and enjoy the view.
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  • Renee D
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice spot to stretch your legs and pass some time before your flight home.
    Free spot to stop and walk as well as take in some scenery. They also have a big playground for kids and a food stand which we didn't try. You can't enter the fort itself it just an exterior walk around.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • kathyg812020
    Boston, Massachusetts50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sullivans at Castle Island
    The view from Sullivans across the island you can see the tall buildings of Boston, a beautiful view and the Airplanes coming in are so low wonderful for photos! The Hot Dogs at Sullivans are my best, I had a cheeseburger today and it was very good. My friend loves the clam chowder, I don’t like fish of any kind so I stay with the hot dog most of the time! In the summer beware of the seagulls, don’t leave your food unattended or you won’t have any when you get back…those darn seagulls!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 May 2024
  • luv4phood
    Marietta, Georgia841 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views of Boston Harbor
    If you are looking for a spot in the city for a walk along the water, this is the place! Lots of free parking lines the road to Fort Independence. There are benches are all around Pleasure Bay. The grassy areas around the fort are perfect for a picnic. The walk around the bay is an easy 2 mile loop.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2024
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luv4phood
Marietta, GA841 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
If you are looking for a spot in the city for a walk along the water, this is the place! Lots of free parking lines the road to Fort Independence. There are benches are all around Pleasure Bay. The grassy areas around the fort are perfect for a picnic. The walk around the bay is an easy 2 mile loop.
Written 17 June 2024
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kathyg812020
Boston, MA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The view from Sullivans across the island you can see the tall buildings of Boston, a beautiful view and the Airplanes coming in are so low wonderful for photos! The Hot Dogs at Sullivans are my best, I had a cheeseburger today and it was very good. My friend loves the clam chowder, I don’t like fish of any kind so I stay with the hot dog most of the time! In the summer beware of the seagulls, don’t leave your food unattended or you won’t have any when you get back…those darn seagulls!
Written 8 May 2024
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Renee D
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Free spot to stop and walk as well as take in some scenery. They also have a big playground for kids and a food stand which we didn't try. You can't enter the fort itself it just an exterior walk around.
Written 9 August 2023
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John C
Montgomery, TX20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Spent a wonderful few hours in the beautiful setting of Castle Island. Took the roughly 2 mile hike around the Fort. Weather was perfect. Harbor was full of fisherman. Dog loved the water. Grabbed a couple of delicious burgers from Sully’s and enjoyed the midday sun on the grass. I highly recommend it for visitors to Boston. Our trip was made even better as we were hosted by a good friend and native Bostonian.
Written 29 May 2023
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davoscjims
414 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Beautiful area to walk, jog, bike, dog walk, plane watch

You can’t enter the fort The large door was open so I entered Right inside is a makeshift barrier saying keep our In the center of the fort is stacks of constructions stuff and junk

Outside of the fort is in disrepair, fencing around some parts

Skip the fort, go for the exercise
Written 27 April 2023
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Stacy W
Sharon, CT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
What a lovely day. We took the ferry over from Downtown Boston to the island. It was a beautiful quick trip. Then walk around this beautiful fort adjacent to the beach.
Written 10 December 2022
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Adam Rosen
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A stone's throw from the city and an Ocean Beach that's fully protected by land walkways that block ocean waves and sharks -- or even the IDEA of sharks. Ideal for getting a little one accustomed to the water and super easy to get to from the city. And grab some fresh mussels or crabs from Yankee Lobstah on the way back!!
Written 26 September 2022
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theresecallahan2002
Brookline, MA116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It was nice to visit a historic landmark for the first time. Unfortunately, it will be my last.

The tour itself was nice. However, walking down steps with no hand railings was difficult due to my disabled knees. Luckily, there were people in the tour group who held on to me as I made my way down. I even said I'd sue if I had an accident. Thankfully, I didn't. But for my own safety, I won't be back.
Written 21 August 2022
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Chris R
331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Visited here on a Sunday afternoon.

Great views and lots of history. Great place to walk, bike and relax.

Unfortunately you can’t go inside the fortress unless your part of a tour.
Written 12 June 2022
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Adventure Diva
Manchester, CT2,621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We walked the Castle Island loop around the historic Fort Independence and continued on to take the Pleasure Bay loop for a longer stroll. This was a great place to unwind and enjoy the view.
Written 29 March 2022
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