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Peaceful sunrise

This small park directly on Preston Beach is a terrific place to watch the sunrise. There are wood... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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Great to see the 4 solstices

The fall and spring solstices are very special with a non-denomination ceremony that is very... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
David K
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Aug 28, 2017
“Peaceful sunrise”
Jun 29, 2017
“Great to see the 4 solstices”
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This small park directly on Preston Beach is a terrific place to watch the sunrise. There are wood walkways thru the soft sand and seaside plantings that are just right.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mollymaggie1
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The fall and spring solstices are very special with a non-denomination ceremony that is very meaningful for all. The sunrise between the basalt columns is very memorable. It is worth the early rise to see this.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank David K
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

...created and maintained by the CIA! No, not that one, it's the Clifton (beach) Improvement Assoc. On a lovely beach location, the CIA has constructed a 'Sun Circle' ~ a series of approximately 8' tall, pairs of slender posts which frame each Solstice/Equinox sunrise ~...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank MarkCarper
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Fabulous place to just hang and enjoy the sights. Parking is a problem and there is no beach during high tide

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank lawyerm0m
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Small nice park for a stop to reflect or share coffee on the benches. High tide waves crashing against the park and low tide access to walk down onto the beach. Interesting stone structures have been erected for those who want to celebrate the solstices...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank lana o
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Beach Bluff Park is on s fairly busy street. It offers beautiful ocean views and is, of course, free.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank MarkP115
Reviewed 2 August 2014

If history or nice are your thing ... well this is not it. If you like boring ... bingo you have found nirvanna

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Michael L
Reviewed 26 February 2014

At the heart of New England, and old ceremony is resurrected. The Stonehenge culture of sun worshiping is recreated in the park, sun circle of stone columns. This place took some time to design and build so that on some special dates the sun would...More

Date of experience: December 2013
4  Thank Amit M
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