Castle Island

Castle Island, Boston: Address, Phone Number, Castle Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Castle Island
4.5
Historic Sites • Islands
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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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Viri G
Cambridge, MA516 contributions
Great place to hangout
Jun 2021 • Family
This is becoming our favorite place to stroll. I come here often with my daughter and we enjoy the views, the people, sometimes the windsurfers and the best is that parking is FREE!
Great for pictures too!
Written 19 June 2021
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,381 contributions
Nice place to walk around near the ocean.
May 2021
Nice place for a walk along the beach and around the fort. The fort was closed when we were there, but the grounds were beautiful with the green grass and spring blossoms still on all the trees. Quite a few families were having a picnic. You can purchase fast food at Sullivan's Castle Restaurant, which is pretty good. Be sure to be prepared for a change in the weather. When we first started walking, the weather was rather pleasant, but after about 45 minutes, the wind picked up to the point that we just needed to leave. I'd like to go back and walk the entire path.
Written 13 June 2021
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Brandon S
Carnation, WA9 contributions
Forget about seeing the inside
Jun 2021 • Friends
Lol. This place is a joke. The park itself is great. Nice grounds and beach when the weather is nice.

My problem is the Fort (or rather the folks that run the place). It’s supposed to be open for tours between Memorial Day and Labor Day, from 12pm-3pm, on Saturday and Sunday.

I have now visited Boston 3 times and attempted to see the inside. Each time it has been closed. No signage, no website update, not a single piece of useful information that could help someone discern when to actually come. You have no way to know if it will be open or closed before arriving.
Written 8 June 2021
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eja117
New England298 contributions
Nice place
May 2021
My wife and kid liked it. A nice place. I'll try to go back. The fort wasn't open at all. I don't think it's open until Memorial Day. The line was crazy long to get food at the Castle Island thing. There was ok tree cover for when it rained.
Written 28 May 2021
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Northern_Traveler00
Boston, MA49,795 contributions
A great walk
May 2021
Castle Island is still the best 2 mile walk one can take in the city. Mask wearing is almost zero, except at Sullivan's, but the crowds are well spaced over all the walking paths. Looked a bit tighter at the playground, but we kept our distance from there
Written 10 May 2021
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Danielle G
Brunswick, ME4 contributions
Great spot on a spring day
Apr 2021 • Family
We were excited to check this place out after seeing it on Trip Advisor. It was a great place to get out walk and see a lot of local Bostonians enjoying the beautiful spring day.
Written 24 April 2021
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ItalyloverBeverly
Beverly84 contributions
Fun for all!
Apr 2020 • Family
We’ve been here a few times with the grandchildren and can’t wait to go again. It’s great for walking, watching planes, checking out the fort, and enjoying the playground. We’ve always found parking. Takeout food at Sullivan’s is great and family friendly. There are some picnic tables or bring a blanket. Hopefully bathrooms will open soon, maybe April!
Written 18 March 2021
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Northern_Traveler00
Boston, MA49,795 contributions
A nice day for a walk
Nov 2020
Great day for a walk today. Had skipped C.I. the past few months due to an extreme lack of mask-wearers. Got there around noon today and would say 75-80% of visitors were masked, which was better. Tons of parking and the paths have been well maintained. Even grabbed lunch at Sully's!
Written 14 November 2020
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Big Red of Boston
Boston, MA1,509 contributions
Lots of free parking
Oct 2020
A long time Boston area resident FINALLY made it to see Castle Island on a beautiful last day of fall. Walked around the castle which was closed. Beautiful views. Well maintained. 96% of people following Covid rules and wearing masks. Lots of families. Couples having picnics with wine!
Written 24 October 2020
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Kamcro
New Hampshire70 contributions
A great place to walk after dropping off family member at Logan
Oct 2020 • Solo
The day I visited was super windy. It was a great place for a walk, and looked like a perfect day for kiteboarding. Many people & families out enjoying a mild fall day. Parking was easy & restrooms were open!
Written 16 October 2020
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