Beaches

42.33418438593939, -71.02249145507812

41.64767901794631, -70.19490122795105

41.5523015709015, -70.51703453063965

42.42789937048034, -70.97954392433167

41.665987409915346, -69.9942398071289

41.733548695153566, -70.23229122161865

42.432452769597475, -70.93554496765137

42.441257709121125, -70.93889236450195

41.81735275292363, -70.00380992889404

42.030041692626355, -70.62904357910156

41.96759538660669, -70.67144393920898

41.634048552686416, -70.2769660949707

41.741186325839585, -70.21973848342896

42.365234792131645, -70.9685468673706

41.34477503724989, -71.68976068496704

42.27599101265628, -70.86217045783997

41.506006251574036, -71.05605125427246

41.582836406311564, -70.82460880279541

Welcome kitesurfers! The purpose of this section is to inform kiters of the rules and regulations of our local beaches. Some of you may be finding this section because you are new to the sport, others because you will be visiting the area. Regardless of how you found it, we expect everyone to read the specifics on each beach before you go.

Below we are including General Rules of Kiteboarding Etiquette/Rules that we have compiled. It is our belief that all kiters should know and follow these rules at all times, regardless of where they are and who they are with. But if you are kiting on our beaches and in our waters, we expect you to at least follow these rules of common sense. They will go a long way to help keep people safe as well as prevent beach closures.

Please check each individual beach on here for specific rules. Post in the forum if you have any questions.

General Rules of Kiteboarding
  • General Kiteboarding Etiquette / Rules:
  • - Always read and follow all posted signs at the beach.
  • - All beginners are strongly suggested to seek professional instruction.
  • - Beginners must be accompanied by an experienced kiter to launch.
  • - Seek local knowledge if you have never kited in an area before.
  • - Assisted launching and landing is recommended.
  • - Kiters yield right of way to all beach users and water users.
  • - Do not leave kites unattended on the beach.
  • - Wind up lines and stack kites when not riding.
  • - Give extra room to beginners.
  • - Obey lifeguards and town officials.
  • When Launching:
  • - Launch kites only from designated areas.
  • - Leave the beach in a slow and controlled manner.
  • - Do not launch kites with people standing downwind of kite or lines.
  • When on the Water:
  • - All kiters shall remain outside marker buoys, staying 2 kite lengths away at all times.
  • - NEVER KITE IN SWIM ZONES OR AROUND BATHERS.
  • - Starboard tack has the right of way (right hand forward is starboard, left is port).
  • - Jumping kiters give up right of way.
  • - When passing or overtaking another kiter, the downwind rider lowers their kite.
  • - The overtaken rider has the right of way.
  • - Do not come within 200 ft of shore unless launching and landing.
  • - Kiters leaving the beach have the right of way.
  • - Always look behind you before you turn or jump.
  • - Priority is given when riding a wave.
  • - Do not fly kites over people or restricted areas.

West Island

West Island seems to be one of the windiest spots in Massachusetts.

South Shore
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Horseneck Beach

Park at the State Beach.

South Shore
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Nantasket Beach

Nantasket resides on a peninsula that forms the southern edge of Boston

South Shore
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Ninigret Pond (Southern RI)

The launch area is a very thin stretch of sandy beach, but the water is

RI
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Winthrop Beach / Yirrell Beach

The Five Sisters kite spot gets it's name from the 5 jetties that are ju

Boston
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Mayflower Beach

Mayflower is the other popular option for North winds on the Cape.

Cape Cod
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Kalmus Beach

Kalmus has some of the higher average recorded winds on the south side o

Cape Cod
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Nelson Beach, Plymouth

Large enclosed bay.

South Shore
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Duxbury Beach

Duxbury Beach is a large area with a few different places to kite.

South Shore
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First Encounter

First Encounter is a beautiful beach on the bay with shallow water and p

Cape Cod
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