Nantasket Beach

  • Nantasket Beach - USA
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Nantasket Beach lines the coast of Hull town in the greater Boston area. At high tide, it takes the form of a relatively narrow but long stretch of fine greyish sand running for around four kilometres. The low tide reveals an expansive area of rock pools. When walking along the water line, visitors should watch out for large pebbles, which can be washed up by the incoming tide, especially towards the beach’s southern end.

Because of its proximity to Boston, Nantasket Beach is one of the busiest beaches in this part of Massachusetts, particularly during the summer. It’s popular with sunbathers, swimmers and bodyboarders.

Nantasket Beach is officially open from dawn until dusk, with parking charges running from mid-May until Labor Day at the beginning of September. Lifeguards patrol daily during the same period. ’ by the state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation, facilities at Nantasket Beach include restrooms, volleyball courts and an accessible children’s playground. 

Nearby places to stay include the oceanfront Nantasket Beach Resort. There are also a good number of places to eat and drink in close proximity to the beach.

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