Located on the coastline of North Weymouth, Massachusetts, Wessagusset Beach, known as “old beach” to the locals, was named after the first English trading colony that was established in the area in August 1622. The colony did not last long. Myles Standish, along with several other men, killed some Native Americans, who they thought were plotting against them. This triggered more violence, and the colony was abandoned.
In 2018, the town of Weymouth announced a boardwalk will be built connecting Wessagusset Beach to the nearby George Lane Beach. The two beaches are separated by 2,000 feet of rocky coastline. The goal of the project is to increase open space at Weymouth’s beaches, and help prevent erosion as most of the space is currently occupied by invasive plant life that destabilizes the shoreline.
Matt Lambros MA Weymouth Sep 14, 2022 Beaches History Nature