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Minus a few projected thunderstorms Friday evening, the weather forecast is looking pretty much perfect for the Fourth of July weekend. Some families may head out of town, while others stick close to home, but regardless of where you’re spending the holiday weekend, there will be plenty of people heading to one of the state’s many beaches. But which are the best beaches in Massachusetts?
To find out, we asked the makers of Foursquare, the location-based app that helps you discover new places using recommendations from a community you trust.
To come up with the rankings for the best beaches in Massachusetts, Foursquare used a proprietary algorithm that utilizes three factors:
Visit Popularity — how popular a place is.
Tip Sentiment — whether someone using the app describes a place using positive or negative language.
Explicit Ratings — whether someone gives the place a like, dislike, or neutral rating using the app.
With that in mind, here is Foursquare’s list for the best beaches in Massachusetts.
Province Lands Rd., Provincetown
2. Crane Beach
310 Argilla Rd., Ipswich
3. Nauset Beach
Beach Rd., Orleans
Lamberts Cove Rd., West Tisbury
Race Point Rd., Provincetown
6. Cisco Beach
Cisco Beach Access Drive, Nantucket
Basin Rd., Chilmark
Nautilus Rd. (at Beach Rd.), Gloucester
490 Ocean St., Barnstable
20 N. Cambridge St., Nantucket