This Hidden Beach Near Boston Will Take You A Million Miles Away From It All

Summer’s coming to a close but there’s still time to squeeze in a few precious beach days – or even just hours. Next time you want to scrunch your toes in the sand without committing to a long drive, consider visiting Nahant Beach Reservation.

This protected 67-acre reservation is a mere 13 miles north of Boston. The main beach here, Long Beach, ticks the three “C”s of Boston beach access: it’s close to the city, offers clean sand, and has clear water.

Long Beach is located just off Nahant Road. From the heart of Boston, the drive takes a little over half an hour in moderate traffic conditions. Visit the DCR website for more information or to plan your route via the MBTA.

Compared to many Massachusetts beaches, parking is reasonable for residents – $10 for in-state plates, $20 for out-of-state visitors.

Nahant Beach Reservation offers the perfect blend of beauty and proximity. Grab your flip-flops and go!