FAQ: Visitors


Welcome! We hope you enjoy your visit to Nantasket Beach in the town of Hull, MA.  Open year-round, dawn to dusk. Lifeguards are on duty from late June to early September. Nantasket Beach has been a popular summer destination for city dwellers since the middle of the 19th century. The reservation encompasses 26 acres along one and a third miles of oceanfront. The historic Paragon Carousel evokes memories of the area's amusement park history. Band concerts and public dance lessons are popular summertime events.

Q: When are parking fees collected for the DCR Nantasket Beach lots?

A: Parking fees are collected between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm seven days a week. People arriving early are expected to pay when attendants arrive at 8:00 am or risk getting a ticket. We notify the early arrivals by signage and notices we place on windshields.  As of July 1st, 2017, daily parking in the DCR lots is $15.00 per cars with in-state plates, $20.00 per car with out-of-state plates.

Q: Can I purchase a parking pass for the summer?

A: If you have a MA registration, you can go to the DCR office at 215 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, and purchase a calendar year pass for $60.  It is good at the DCR (State) parking lots at Nantasket Beach and also at other DCR properties throughout the Commonwealth.

Q: How do I get to Nantasket Beach in Hull?

A: Click here for to link to our Getting to Hull page.

Q: When are Nantasket Beach comfort stations open?

A: Comfort stations open at 7:00 am daily. The Cook and Tivoli close at 6:00 pm.  The MJM Bath House and Waiting room close at 8:00 pm.

Q: Are dogs allowed on Nantasket Beach?

A: Dogs are permitted seasonally.  Dogs are prohibited from May 1st until September 15th on Nantasket Beach Reservation and from June 1st until September 15th on all Town of Hull beaches.

Q: How do I get more information about anything and everything Nantasket Beach?

A: Contact the local office of the Department of Conservation and Recreation at 781-925-1777.  Click here for a link to their website.

Q: Are there restaurants near the beach?

A: There are!  In fact, there are great restaurants throughout Hull either walking distance or a short car ride away.  Some even deliver to the beach.  Click here for a link to our restaurant members.

Q: How do I find out when high tide is at Nantasket Beach in Hull?

A: There are many places on the Internet to look up high tide at Nantasket Beach.  Click here for one we like.

Q: How do I get permission to shoot a film in Hull?

A: Reach out to the Executive Director of the Hull Film Office, Randy Veraguas at Randy.Veraguas@Hotmail.com or call 781-635-5414.

Q: What's the schedule for music at the Bernie King Pavilion this summer?

A: Click here to be linked to the schedule for the great Lennie Hersch Memorial Band Concert Series.