I’m writing this post several weeks later than I would’ve expected but with the balmy temperatures this fall, the beach season in Boston definitely extended far beyond expectations. I wanted to give a shout out to the mystery organizers who came up with the idea of Kiki Beach last year and have used social media to successfully reach out to Boston’s gay community to encourage them to takeover a small portion of Southie’s beachfront property each weekend.
I know some longtime Southie residents complained to the city this summer about a “new element” on M Street Beach (it resulted in more policing along this section of Southie’s beaches), but for Boston’s gay community, Kiki Beach has been a welcome addition. With the sale of the Manhunt Mansion and the demise of Ra-Cha-Cha in Randolph, Kiki appeared on the scene at exactly the right time, and I look forward to the 2018 Kiki Beach season. Below are some fun photos from this summer at Kiki Beach. If you have not yet come down to M Street Beach in Southie, put it on your to do list for next summer. It’s a blast. Just listen for the dance music that will be playing and men standing in Speedos gabbing.