Nahant Beach Reservation is a protected coastal reservation covering 67acre of beach and recreational areas in the town of Nahant, Massachusetts. Nahant Road, called Nahant Beach Boulevard when it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, offers access to 7000ft Long Beach on the Atlantic Ocean side to the east. The reservation includes a boat ramp with access to Lynn Harbor and shares athletic fields with Lynn Shore Reservation in the area around Nahant Rotary, a traffic circle at the reservation's northern end. The reservation is part of the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston.Plan trip to Nahant with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
In the early 1900s, privately owned shoreline property at Nahant Beach and Lynn Shore was acquired by the Metropolitan District Commission to create two abutting reservations. Following the purchases, buildings including the Hotel Nahant were removed to give the public access to beaches and to protect natural features. A bathhouse was built at the north end of the reservation in 1901; beach shelters, benches, and a bridle path were added in the early 20th century.
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I visited the place during late winter, that's almost not like winter. It was so peaceful. I stepped on to the beach for a few minutes one of the afternoons. There was no traffic, the main beach... more »
I literally live here at Nahant Beach! It's ALWAYS beautiful anytime of the year! The beach has plenty of non-sandy walking/biking trail, a coffee/snack shop, lots of parking, a restaurant with an... more »
Beautiful beach. Water too cold for swimming even in early August. Saw a sea dog while swimming near the shore. Plenty of parking spots ($10) along the beach. Good place for playing card games with friends in a Sunday afternoon.
Get there early in the summer to get parking. Huge beach w limited parking means it never gets crowded. Facilities, showers and bathroom, available in the middle of the beach. Parking can take a while. Come prepared to walk. Small waves, great for kids. Easy getaway from Boston.
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