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jeisdorfer Jun 23, 2011 01:07 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking for ANY suggestions here -- I'm running out of ideas. The SO's 30th bday is coming up in August and I'd like to throw a memorable party! He really enjoys spending the day at the beach, playing frisbee, and grilling. I'd love to find a beach the has a park nearby for grilling, or a pavilion that I could rent (i.e. Salisbury State beach has one, but it's booked. sad face.) I'm open to going anywhere 90 minutes of Boston.

Another option would be to find a great bar/tavern style place to go to after the beach, but even that's hard to find. I'd even be fine with renting a pool that has a grassy area nearby, but I can't find any places for that as well.

Anyway, I'm open to any all ALL ideas. I'd like to keep it on the more casual side, with a budget of around $500 for the whole shebang.

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    helen wheels Jun 24, 2011 07:19 AM

    Stage Fort Park in Gloucester?

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      Isolda Jun 23, 2011 04:34 PM

      How about Newport? Fort Adams has a beach with grills you can rent. It's been a while, but I remember going there with my former husband and his extended family for a b-day party ..

      1. CapeCodGuy Jun 23, 2011 04:04 PM

        Bass Hole , also known as Gray's Beach in Yarmouthport near exit 8 off Rte 6 is a picturesque spot with small sandy beach, a huge boardwalk that goes way out through a big marsh, and has a small pavilion which groups can reserve and cook out. Won't cost you anything except $15 per car to park for the day.

        http://www.yarmouth.ma.us/index.aspx?...

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          JoeM Jun 23, 2011 01:59 PM

          What about one of the harbor islands?

          http://www.bostonislands.com/private-...

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            drewinmrblhd Jun 23, 2011 01:16 PM

            The Farm in Essex has an outdoor area with volleyball, horseshoes... It is a fun place on a warm summers day and the food is decent. Feels like your at the beach!
            http://www.farmbargrille.com/

            1. hiddenboston Jun 23, 2011 01:16 PM

              Perhaps just out of the 90-minute range, but how about The Beachcomber in Wellfleet? http://www.thebeachcomber.com/

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