"Revere Beach" Revere Things to Do Tip by Fewf
Revere Things to Do: 2 reviews and 9 photos
This is the oldest public beach in the United States. It became a big attraction before 1900, and quickly became well known for the amusement park (particularly the Cyclone roller coaster, built in 1927, climbing to 100 feet and attaining 50 MPH--this was a big deal back then), the food stands (there are a few now, but the only one that remains from long ago is Kelly's--and even that one only appeared in 1951), and the ballrooms (pretty much all gone).
Revere Beach started going downhill in the 1950s. The blizzard of 1978 destroyed it completely, though by that time most of the buildings on it were abandoned anyway. After a good amount of work by the Metropolitan District Commission, the beach was reopened in 1992 and remains open now. Its new life force is residential apartment buildings. I remember the rusting remains of the amusement park in the early to mid 1990s, but they've now been removed.
Address: Revere Beach Boulevard
Directions: From Route 1A, turn east on Revere St., just north of Wonderland.