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Castle Island

2010 Day Boulevard
617-727-5290

Fort Independence, a pentagonal five-bastioned, granite fort built between 1834 and 1851, is the dominating feature of Castle Island. This 22-acre urban park is connected to the mainland by both pedestrian and vehicular causeways. Pleasure Bay, the M Street Beach and Carson Beach form a three mile segment of parkland and beach along the South Boston shoreline of Dorchester Bay. Carson Beach offers some beautiful views and great public amenities: a rehabilitated Mothers' Rest, public restrooms, exhibit space, first aid and lifeguard functions, while the outdoor courtyards allow space for passive recreation. Carson Beach also features a walkway which allows one to walk, bike, or run along the water's edge from Castle Island to the Kennedy Library.

Fort Independence and Castle Island are on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Fort Independence is open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day, hours vary. Fort tours are conducted by the Castle Island Association in the summer months and there is interpretive signage for self-guided tours. The principal program theme, the History of Castle Island, stresses the role of the fort in harbor defense.



Reviews

Mr. Bus Driver

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Thursday, July 5, 2018
Beautiful place to walk around. Tours offered of Fort Independence on specific days. Awesome place for plane spotting, as Logan Airport is right across the harbor. Mbta bus stop is about a 15-20 minute walk, but well worth it!

daniel harrington

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Castle Island is South Boston’s island paradise with gorgeous ocean views in every direction. There is a child safe playground for the kids and a city sponsored sailing club for the teens. The anglers have a well constructed fishing pier to indulge in their favorite sport while kiters have open fields ,buffeted by the ocean breezes, to test flight their latest purchases. The runners and walkers have their own circular track extending from the islands shoreline and back,creating a mammoth ocean swimming pool for the publics summers use. Over looking it all is Fort Independence reminding us that this bounty was made possible because of the sacrifice of those brave men and woman whom we honor as our Patriots .

adriana gallego

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Great place to walk around sit and enjoy the view! You can't forget Sullivan's delicious hot dogs.

Emily Rose

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Monday, June 11, 2018
Great place to walk around and sightsee . A few trails for walking, biking, jogging. Plenty of open space for frisbee. Lots of dogs and kids on the playground area

Moni Paz

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Very nnice place to go and enjoy whit your family

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