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Quincy Shore Reservation
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Location Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Area 87 acres (35 ha)
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Established 1899
Operator Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Website Quincy Shore Reservation

Quincy Shore Reservation is a public recreation area and protected shoreline on Quincy Bay, Boston Harbor, in Quincy, Massachusetts. Its primary attraction is a 2.3-mile-long (3.7 km) beach, accessible along its entire length by Quincy Shore Drive. The largest beach on Boston Harbor, it is known locally as Wollaston Beach, named for the adjacent Wollaston neighborhood.

The reservation is part of the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston and was established in 1899. Also included in the reservation are Moswetuset Hummock, site of the first encounter of Plymouth Colony commander Myles Standish with the local native sachem, or leader, Chickatawbut in 1621 and cited as a source for the name of Massachusetts; and Caddy Park, a preserved salt marsh with nearby picnic facilities.

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