Nantasket Beach is a beach in the town of Hull, Massachusetts. It is part of the Nantasket Beach Reservation, administered by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. The shore has fine, light gray sand and is one of the busiest beaches in Greater Boston. At low tide, there are acres of tide pools.
The name “Nantasket” is derived from Wampanoag and means “at the strait” “low-tide place” or “where tides meet” as Hull is a peninsula. Nantasket was settled not long after Plymouth Colony and before Massachusetts Bay. Roger Conant was in the area after leaving the Plymouth Colony and before going to Cape Ann in 1625. Until Hull was incorporated in 1644, English settlers referred to the whole local region as “Nantasket Peninsula.”
Daily parking fees from Memorial Day to Labor Day:
Temporarily only taking debit or credit cards (no cash) via pay and display machines.
MA residents $15
Non-MA residents $40
Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate
No dogs allowed from April to mid-September
Lifeguards on duty from late Memorial Day to early September.