Winthrop, MA, USA

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Winthrop, MA, USA

Winthrop vacation rentals

Ocean beauty and rich history in Winthrop

Settled in 1630 by Puritan colonists, Winthrop is a scenic coastal town with pristine, white sandy beaches, abundant sea life, and fascinating forts. Summer days at the beach are marked by soaring seagulls, crashing waves, and cool, refreshing sea breezes, while inland visitors can linger in parks to watch the sunset, listen to live music, or spread a blanket and lay back to watch a movie. Winthrop vacation rentals provide a cozy haven to return to after a day spent cycling paths through town, hitting the courts for rousing games of tennis, or exploring the region's historic sites.

Park fun and scenic cruises in Winthrop

Winthrop is a fine place for families in summer, with parks offering face painting and pony rides which will get the kids giggling. You could hire a charter boat for an expertly guided tour of the waters, and explore the coastline with a stop for a traditional clam bake. Afterwards, you can freshen up in your Winthrop vacation rental before walking to a park for an inspiring night concert, or taking a romantic twilight cruise on the local ferry and watching the sun set with spectacular colors over the Atlantic Ocean. After a couple days of walking, riding, and swimming, a day at the spa is sheer bliss.

Watching dolphins and birds in Winthrop

It's great to sit on the beach and scan the waves for seals and dolphins, but taking a charter cruise out on the water is an excellent chance to see whales and walruses up close. A trip to Deer Island is delightful when staying in Winthrop. With 60 acres of parkland, there's ample room for rollerblading and cycling, fishing, and picnicking. Belle Isle Reservation is Boston's last remaining salt marsh, and is an excellent spot for birdwatching and nature walks. Winthrop vacation rentals are also good places from which to explore historic buildings such as Deane Winthrop House, built in the 1630s.

Ocean pleasures in sun or snow

Set with its face to the wild Atlantic Ocean, Winthrop has seasons with temperatures slightly warmer in winter and cooler in summer than nearby Boston. When summer numbers rise into the 80s, it's time to head to the sandy beaches for cool sea breezes and a swim in the sea. When winter blows in with heavy snowfalls and bracing gusts off the ocean, pull on your ice skates for an afternoon of twirls and leaps at a local ice rink. Or, stay warm indoors and explore the historic homes and museums.

Sea animals and beaches around Winthrop

Surrounded by water and looking out to the vast expanse of the ocean, Winthrop is a dreamy seaside town only around 20 minutes from downtown Boston. One of the oldest communities in the United States, Winthrop is ringed by sumptuous beaches, hillsides covered with windswept grasses, and a rustic sprawl studded with trees. Animal life abounds in Winthrop, with seagulls soaring overhead looking for scraps to scavenge, and the ocean waters teeming with humpback whales, lobsters, dolphins, gray seals, and walruses. On land, you may spot swooping sparrows and noisy woodpeckers, and squirrels scampering along tree branches and fence tops.