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Overview of Revere Beach

  • Located just North of Boston, Revere Beach was the first public beach established in the United States. Visitors can walk Revere Beach Boulevard, which runs parallel to the beach. The T’s Blue Line offers service between Revere Beach and downtown Boston, too.


What does the Revere Beach Partnership do? 

  • The mission of the Revere Beach Partnership is to preserve and enhance America’s first public beach for the enjoyment of all.
  • Revere’s 3-mile crescent beach, America’s first public beach, is a beautiful natural resource located in an urban area. Half a century ago, Revere Beach thrived as a recreational hub. Over the years, people stopped coming to Revere Beach, and the beach slid into decline. Realizing that something must be done to save this precious resource, a Revere Beach Citizens Planning charrette was held in 2001. From that charrette, the Revere Beach Partnership was formed.


How do I get involved in the partnership?  

  • There are several ways to get involved with the Revere Beach Partnership. Whether you volunteer or attend one of our events, or are looking to join the board, there are opportunities for everyone. Please email


What events are held at the beach?

  • Click here to learn more about the Partnership’s events.


When is the International Sand Sculpting Festival?

  • Each year the Revere Beach Partnership hosts the International Sand Sculpting Festival in July.


What is the International Sand Sculpting Festival?

  • Hosted by the Revere Beach Partnership, a non-profit organization, this free event is open to the public and draws crowds from all around the world. In 2018, the event drew over an estimated 1 million attendees and has been a staple Summer event for so many for the past 16 years.
  • At the heart of this three-day festival is a Master Sand Sculpting Competition. Over 4 days, 15 world-renowned sand sculptors compete for first place! In addition to the competition pieces, there is a large centerpiece sculpture that displays the sculptor’s collaboration around a centralized theme and displays event sponsors. This beautiful centerpiece is the most photographed attraction at the beach. In addition to world-class artists, the event also features a full entertainment schedule with live music, an interactive kid’s zone, fireworks, amusement rides, and a food truck village that feature cuisines from all over the world.


Where does the sand from the International Sand Sculpting Festival come from? 

  • The Revere Beach Partnership trucks in sand from a quarry in New Hampshire for the ISSF. After the event, the sculptures are demolished, and the sand is spread out along the beach.


What are the hours of Revere Beach?

  • Dawn to dusk.


When is the beach cleaned?

  • The beach is cleaned daily by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information, please click here.


Is the water clean?

  • According to a 2015 study by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, a Boston-based environmental advocacy group, the water at Revere Beach is not only safe but even cleaner than Waikiki Beach in Honolulu and South Beach in Miami. For more information, please visit;


Where are the bathrooms located?

  • Revere Beach has three public restrooms and bathhouses.
    • Next to the Bandstand and across from Twist and Shake*
    • Attached to the DCR Facility*
    • Across from Kelly’s Roast Beef*
    • *Hours of the bathhouses vary. For more information, please click here.


Are there showers on the beach?

  • Outdoor shower heads can be found at the bathhouse across from Twist and Shake


What restaurants are on the beach? (can we have links to restaurants or something like “Top Restaurants in Revere”)


How do I get to the beach?

  • Revere Beach is easily accessible by public transportation on the MBTA Blue Line with stops at the Wonderland and Revere Beach stations.


Where can I park?

  • Free parking is available on Revere Beach Boulevard & Ocean Ave on a first come first serve basis. In addition, public parking is available at the Wonderland T station for $7.00.


Are there lifeguards on the beach?

  • Lifeguards on duty from late June to early September.


Can you have a grill on the beach?

  • No. Open flames are allowed


Are dogs allowed on the beach?

  • Dogs are not allowed on the beach from April 1st – Oct. 1st


What hotels are nearby?


Where can I get ice cream on the beach? 


Can I feed the birds?

  • No. Feeding birds may be fun and appear beneficial for the birds, but this food threatens their well-being as well as presenting a threat to drinking water supplies.


What is the accessibility of Revere Beach?

  • Paved walkways
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming
    • Beach wheelchair (2 sunbathing wheelchairs, 1 floating wheelchair)
  • For more information, please click here.


Davide Licata, a Malden native has resided in Revere for over 12 years.  He leverages over 20 years of experience in customer relationship management, sales, and marketing. With a passion for customer experience, Davide is always exploring new ways that help create greater customer loyalty and long-lasting relationships.

For as long as Davide could remember, Revere Beach has provided him a feeling of calmness, a sense that everything will be alright. Davide enjoys sharing time with his wife and two children at the beach, creating sand art, enjoying the food, and soaking in all the beach has to offer.

Davide joined the Revere Beach Partnership Board in 2023 and is excited to be a part of the great mission the Partnership stands for and looks forward to working with the members and community on preserving and enhancing the beach for visitors and residents alike.


Meet Jennifer Tango, a lifelong resident of Revere with a passion for people, places, and planes! With a background in aviation, Jennifer has gained valuable experience in the travel and tourism industry, working closely with airlines, hotels, and marketing products. For over a decade, Jennifer has also served as a dedicated realtor, helping clients find their dream homes and navigate the ever-changing real estate market. Her extensive knowledge of the industry and commitment to exceptional service have earned her a reputation as a trusted advisor. In her free time, Jennifer indulges her love for travel, constantly seeking out new places to explore and discover. With a keen eye for detail and a genuine enthusiasm for helping others, Jennifer Tango is your go-to professional for all your travel &  real estate needs


Barin relocated to Massachusetts in 2019 to pursue her MBA focusing on marketing from Northeastern University. Originally from Nashville, she aspired to grow a career in the tech industry in the New England area. Her previous experience working for a non-profit focused on leading initiatives to provide life saving medication to underserved populations. Currently, she works as a Product Marketing Manger for an HR technology company and serves as an Advisor for the Revere Beach Partnership.
Barin has lived on Revere Beach for two years and is passionate about preserving the beach’s long history of being a summer getaway for visitors and residents alike. In her free time, she likes to travel, write and enjoy time with friends on the beach.


Vice President and Director of Operations, Kelly's Roast Beef

I started my summer job in 1979 at Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach, and I am still working that summer job today! I grew up off Shirley Ave and graduated from Revere High school. For ten years I was a Supervisor for United Parcel Service, while working full-time there I continued to work part-time at Kelly’s. I came on full-time at Kelly’s in 1994 as a manager of the Saugus location. During my career as a manager, I have had the opportunity to open new restaurants and become a General Manager. Today I am the Vice President and Director of Operations for the entire company. I am excited and proud to be part of The Revere Beach Partnership. I look forward to working with the community on preserving and enhancing this beautiful shore for all.


Assistant to the Director of the Community Health and Engagement Department, City of Revere
Manager of Revere Farmer's Market

Britney Sao is currently the Assistant to the Director of the Community Health and Engagement Department and the Revere Farmers Market Manager with the City of Revere. A Cambodian-American first generation, a lifelong Revere resident, a lifelong volunteer, and a devoted community member who wants to make a difference in the community, amplify youth and BIPOC voices and create a welcome and inviting space. Currently, in school for Business Administration with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Finance with a plan to obtain her Master's in Health Care Administration, Britney hopes to find a career that provides an equitable and just healthcare system for all.

Volunteering and working with the City of Revere since she was 15, Britney holds Revere close to her heart. She grew up to appreciate and value Revere’s efforts to create an open and inviting environment regardless of race, politics, religion, disability, and more. Love lives in Revere!


Senior Vice President, ROI Solutions

Wendy is a Senior Vice President at ROI Solutions, a technology solutions company serving the non-profit sector.  She works with organizations such as Special Olympics, Human Rights Campaign, and Brady Campaign to help them raise funds and engage their constituents.  Wendy grew up in Revere where she created a lifetime of memories on Revere Beach with her friends and family.  Decades later she has moved back to Revere and can often be found running the 3-miles of miles of spectacular beach.

Wendy joined the Revere Beach Partnership Board in 2017 and is excited to expand the work and the impact of the Partnership in its efforts to preserve and enhance Revere Beach as a public resource for all to enjoy.



Lauren Laidlaw is Vice President, Sales, and Marketing, at Safety Partners, Inc., an organization that delivers worker safety programs to lab-based companies in and around Boston.  She is a lifelong resident of the North Shore, growing up in Revere, and spends much of her time there with family, friends, church, etc. She previously served as a Director on the Revere Beach Partnership Board and was President of the Board in 2017 and 2018.  Lauren has also served on the Board of the Revere Chamber of Commerce and has had an active role with St. Mary's of the Assumption Parish in Revere.   As someone who regularly uses Revere Beach for walking, running, beach days, and enjoying its restaurants, she is thrilled to be back on board and excited to continue to support her hometown.


Revere High School, Dean, Retired

I taught Mathematics at Revere High for 20+ years before assuming the position of RHS Dean.  After 7 years serving as Dean, I retired in 2003.  When I retired, I became what is called, a “community activist” and have served on many non-profit organizations since.  One of these organizations was the Revere Beach Partnership.  In addition, I am a Commissioner on the MA Beaches Commission and was named a “Boston Harbor Hero” in 2013. I have lived in the Point of Pines section of Revere since I was 3 and have always loved the beach.  As a child, my favorite playground was the beach, and it continues to be my favorite place.  When a charette to discuss the improvement of Revere Beach (which had deteriorated over the years) was held, I was thrilled to be a participant.  One of the outcomes of this charette was the formation of the Revere Beach Partnership and I was one of many who joined the organization as a community member.  A few years later, I was asked to be a member of the board and I have been on the board ever since. I have been a daily walker along Revere Beach for about 45 years.  These walks have always been a pleasure. I consider myself so fortunate to have “my beach”.


Representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

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Founder and Managing Partner, D'Ambrosio Brown LLP

Gerry D’Ambrosio founded D’Ambrosio Brown LLP in 1998 and currently serves as Managing Partner of the Firm. Gerry graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and was a member of the Scarlet Key and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School whereas a Trustee Scholar he served as an Editor of the Law Review. Upon graduation, he was hired as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward F. Harrington of the United States District Court of Massachusetts in Boston. During his work with the Federal Court, Gerry was exposed to many complex business disputes and serious government investigations.


Owner, Karshis & CO. powered by Keller Williams Realty

Kristen Karshis is the Owner of Karshis & CO. powered by Keller Williams Realty, a real estate company driven by tech, training, and culture which enabled our agents to become the #1 brokerage of choice in the country. Kristen leads a team in the North Shore, Boston, and Greater Boston areas and was recently ranked in the New England Region.

Kristen grew up in Revere and has fond memories of frequenting Kelly's on the beach with her family as a child. Now enjoys spending time with her husband Sam, and three children, Eli, Aria, and Vera, soaking up the summer on the beach, exploring, and engaging in all the activities the Partnership and the city provide. Kristen joined the Revere Beach Partnership Board in 2020. As someone who frequented the events the partnership held, coupled with her love of the ocean, community, and family, it seemed like a great fit to support the efforts of the partnership. She is grateful to be part of a dynamic team that has pivoted in the face of the pandemic, successfully, and looks forward to what the future holds within the passions of this group.



Revere Beach has been a lifelong haven for Julie DeMauro, who enjoys running, swimming, walking, and dining along Revere’s famous oceanfront.  As an Advisory Member of the RBP Board of Directors, she supports the Partnership’s mission to preserve the Reservation history, natural beauty, and wildlife for future generations to enjoy. 


A product of Revere Public Schools and a graduate of Nichols College, Julie is Transportation Coordinator for the City of Revere, working with public and private agencies to promote safe accommodation and infrastructure for those who walk and bike throughout Revere. Julie has worked with WalkBoston to develop the City’s first walking map featuring neighborhood walking routes and self-guided historical walks along Revere Beach and Short Beach.


Founder, Three P’s Consulting

Vice President of Performance & Talent Strategy, Workhuman

Rosette Cataldo works with organizations of all sizes to help them embrace new HR technologies that impact their culture positively. A 25-year HR technology veteran, Rosette works closely with customers and prospects to drive the adoption of performance development solutions that foster a growth mindset and build positive work cultures. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President at Yoi, a Keith Ferrazzi Company, and at The Marcus Buckingham Company. Rosette is an expert in the evolving landscape of continuous performance management redesign. She has worked with organizations including IBM, Dell, NCR, Verizon and Patagonia to help them transition to a culture where continuous feedback leads to measurable business outcomes like increased engagement and higher productivity. Rosette has an MBA from Boston College and attended Boston University School of Management with a concentration in organizational behavior and social psychology.




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Revere Elementary School Teacher, Retired

Kathleen, now on the Advisory Board, has been a fan and a cheerleader for the RBP since moving to Revere in the 90's. She is a retired, Revere 1st grade teacher, community activist, and the president of the Beachmont Improvement Committee (BIC). "Every breath taken on Revere Beach is exhilarating! As stewards of the beach, we at RBP feel it's important to pass along the love, respect, and the responsibility of nature's gift."




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President, Community Reinvestment Associates, Inc.

Paul is President of Community Reinvestment Associates, Inc. a community/economic development consulting firm he founded 25 years ago. Prior to that, he served for nine years as Executive Director of a state quasi-public agency, the Thrift Institutions Fund for Economic Development, a $100 million public purpose loan pool. Paul began his professional career establishing the City of Revere’s Department of Planning and Community Development serving as its first Director. Paul has been deeply involved in efforts to secure major public investment in Revere Beach to spur private investment. He has performed similar work in a number of Massachusetts Cities and Towns. Paul was raised in Revere and attended grammar and high school here; like his fellow Directors, he is rooted in youthful memories of the beach. He joined the Revere Beach Partnership interested in bringing more public and private players and resources together to make the First Public Beach in American an ever-better place.


Assistant Director, Revere Parks & Recreation

Charlie currently serves as the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation for the city of Revere. He is responsible for managing or assisting with all city special events and leisure programs. His goal every day is to make Revere a better place to live, work, and play.

Charlie holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, a master’s degree in recreation administration and is a Certified Parks & Recreation Professional through the National Recreation and Park Association.

Charlie was born and raised in Revere and is a graduate of Revere High School. He still resides in the city with his wife Kirsten and son Ray. They love Revere Beach and are doing their best to teach Ray not to feed the birds at Kelly’s.


Nurse, Revere Public Schools

Adrienne has been an active member of the Revere Beach Partnership since its inception in 2002.  As a lifelong resident of Revere, Revere Beach has been a place that holds special memories.  Each summer day as a child, she would walk to the beach with her family, armed with lunch and a towel.  When she had children of her own, they created their own memories at the many events she helped to create or by just enjoying a day on the beach.  You will often find Adrienne walking Revere Beach early in the morning, enjoying the incredible sunrises. Adrienne works as a School Nurse for Revere Public Schools.  She spends her free time volunteering with other non-profits, or vacationing at other beaches around the world.  Currently she lives in Revere with her husband Danny and her daughters Michaela and Meghan.


Mayor's Administrative Assistant/ Scheduler, City of Revere

Linda DeMaio grew up in East Boston and resided in California, Florida, New Orleans, Phoenix, and Chicago before settling in Revere ten years ago.  Her background as an Executive assistant in the hotel industry developed a keen understanding of customer satisfaction and the importance of attention to detail, and her travels offered the chance to experience a wide variety of recreational activity at local levels.  As Executive Secretary to Mayor Brian Arrigo since 2016, she is well-acquainted with the enthusiasm and expectations that locals share about their City--and especially "their" Beach.  Her frequent walks along Revere Beach consistently remind her of its majesty and its unique benefit to the City.  She serves as an important liaison between the Mayor's office and the Partnership.


Co-Founder and General Partner, Cue Ball Capital

John Co-Founder and General Partner at Boston-based Cue Ball Capital ( where he invests in early-stage digital media, business information services, and specialty consumer concepts.  He brings an extensive track record of entrepreneurship, operations, and technology expertise.  He sits on the boards of a number of portfolio companies, and is co-founder of the firm’s founding investment, MiniLuxe. John is a passionate boater, an avid photographer, an obsessive technologist, and he loves to travel.   He is proud of his hometown of Revere and has served on the Board of the Revere Beach Partnership since 2012 and is chair of its International Sand Sculpting Festival.  He enjoys sharing time at the beach with his wife Dina and two daughters, Isabella and Angelina.  He loves introducing others to the beauty that Revere Beach has to offer and is excited to be working with the Partnership to create a better experience for all that visit the beach.


Attorney, Law Office of Jeffery Rosario Turco

Jeffrey Rosario Turco lives in Winthrop with his wife and children.  Originally from Revere, Jeff graduated from Malden Catholic High School ’89, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst ’93, and Quinnipiac University School of Law, ’96.  Jeff served as chief of staff in the Massachusetts State Senate, later as the Special Sheriff and Superintendent of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office before starting his own law practice in 2010.  A former Town Council President in Winthrop, Jeff is currently the Chairman of the Town’s Ordinance Review Committee.  Jeff is a longtime director of the McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee, a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish School Advisory Board, and a former board of director, treasurer, and member of the Revere Beach Partnership.

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