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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.
2010 William J Day Blvd, end of Carson Beach, on Pleasure Bay, Boston, MA 02127
South Boston
+1 617-268-5744
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A big, open expanse of grass, walking paths, and a beach right on the shore of the harbor. The castle has tours throughout the day, and there is room to spread out and watch the boats set out to sea or play games on the...More

Thank FociFutsal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to come with small kids to enjoy playground, watch ships, fly a kite, have a picnic, take tour of the fort, walk on the beach. Downside is the run down public restroom, a nightmare if you have small children.

Thank Bostonian2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to take a break. Walk in the sand and water or up the hill to see Fort independence or let the little ones play on the playground. Several statues to look at. Or get in some exercise or have a picnic. Multipurpose outdoor...More

Thank Alena W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Boston and staying downtown and only doing the downtown touristy stuff, make the time to go to Castle island. I know there is tons of stuff to do in Boston during the warm summer days, but Castle Island is really something...More

2  Thank Topher E
Reviewed 29 May 2018

we visited Castle island yesterday and unfortunately it was closed as probably we were late for the walking tour which was till only 3.30 pm and being Memorial day it was free. we walked around the Castle and enjoyed the lovely boston summer. You get...More

Thank tauruskvs
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

It was colder when we went and they were doing extensive construction on the inside of Fort Independence so we didn’t get to tour the inside because of that and the weather. Still a beautiful walk, awesome structure. Big parking lot and easy to get...More

Thank Demi R
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I have been loving Castle Island for over 30 years! It isn’t really an island. It is connected to “Southie” by a causeway, so you can drive right up to the front door of Sullivan’s, the best and most reasonable fried clams and lobster rolls...More

2  Thank Nan D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Beautiful waterfront park in South Boston. Great place to watch Tall Ships and boats come in. Fabulous place to walk with enormous bowl around the water to enjoy the evening and get some exercise. Playground for children and small beach for them to get their...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 9 May 2018

First we ate at Sullivans-the owner took our order and was super funny and friendly. The crab cake sandwich was the best i have ever eaten, in Boston and in other states! There are pictures of the evolution of Sullivans on the wall. The Fort...More

1  Thank Bohdan W
Reviewed 30 April 2018

My wife and I recently took a quick trip to Castle Island on a sunny Sunday morning. We had a very enjoyable time. We walked around historic Fort Independence and enjoyed the views of Boston airport and some of Boston Harbor. Many people were walking...More

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Jill B
30 June 2018|
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Response from Brion B | Reviewed this property |
The park, beach area and grounds are always open. The fort itself has seasonal hours.
11 June 2018|
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Response from Bohdan W | Reviewed this property |
they do not have grills there - but, there is "Sullivans" sullivanscastleisland GREAT food there and super reasonable, nice variety-something for everyone
23 February 2018|
Response from Northern_Traveler00 | Reviewed this property |
It's always open to walk there. The restaurant (Sullivan's) is seasonal, usually closed December to March or so. Sometimes they lock the close in parking gate at night, but there's plenty of places to park nearby.