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Good Sand & Activity Beach

Nahant is a really nice, secluded beach. The sand is some of the best I’ve walked on in New... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Excellent beach!

Situated right next to Tides restaurant this beautiful beach can give you hours of fun. Just for a... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Canyon Lake, Texas
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1 Nahant Rd, Nahant, MA 01908
(781) 485-2803
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Nahant is a really nice, secluded beach. The sand is some of the best I’ve walked on in New England- very fine/easy to walk on, minimal shells and there’s enough power behind the waves for activities like kite surfing. You can park for free on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Situated right next to Tides restaurant this beautiful beach can give you hours of fun. Just for a walk along the surf, or for almost any kind of water activity (mind you, there is no place to rent anything) - or to enjoy the sun...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank 43rudyp
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a gorgeous sandy beach, wonderful for walking, swimming and enjoying the New England weather. The walk is flat and there are paved walkways.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank njmcc01908
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is a MUST do on the north shore!!! The waves are big for body and bogey boarding and even surfing! There is a parking lot that sometimes gets full, but if you get there early it is fine!!! It is a great place for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Henry M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Visited this beach while visiting a friend in Boston. Nice day trip from downtown Boston. Took a while to find parking, but finally found it and was a short walk to the beach. Good amount of beach (sand). Water was really cold in July, temperature...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Burghluv2travel
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

After a few very hot days in Boston we opted to find a beach before arriving in Salem. I looked here on TripAdvisor and Nahant beach came up. This is a very long, beautiful sandy beach on a peninsula about 1/2 hour north of Boston....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BakingBookworm
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Inexpensive parking coupled with close proximity to Boston makes this a great beach option for the urban weary. Smallish waves and very long beachfront so good for walks too. Go to "Tides" restaurant afterwards for a decent beach meal- good drinks, pizza, kids menu, fried...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Craig G
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Awesome pet friendly beach for mans best friend. Lots of dogs and very friendly owners who were enjoying time with their dogs on the beach. Everyone both 2 legged and 4 legged were very social. Toughest part is finding a parking spot that is legal...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Todd C
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Parking is good for the whole day and costs $10. You need to be very patient with the line of cars that stop and go as people wait for spaces to open up. We arrived around noon as early birds were packing up and leaving...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kimchen
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great beach to take a walk, run on or spend the day in the sun! Get there early, as the parking lot fills up quickly.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank LesBeats
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Judith W
8 August 2018|
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Response from LesBeats | Reviewed this property |
No. Just get there early! Sunday the lot was closed at 9:15 after opening at 8am! And there is NO PUBLIC parking in Nahant. I love living in the town but they are not very welcoming to outsiders 🙄
Nancy S
9 July 2018|
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Response from Bea409 | Reviewed this property |
'fraid that's true. Only the DCR reservation is open to non-residents (cars, that is)
27 June 2018|
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