A seaside New England retreat between Boston and Cape CodExploring the three miles of beach outside your door
Taking a day trip to check out Boston’s Massachusetts State House
Mini-golfing, playing an arcade game or renting a scooter
Tasting fresh, local seafood at Paragon Grill
What To Know
Located right on the beach along Massachusetts Bay
Well located for day trips to Plymouth
A nearby ferry provides transport to Boston
Free WiFi and private parking are provided
A pretty beachfront retreat in the historic peninsula town of Hull, with a newly renovated room
You’ve heard about Nantucket, but what about Nantasket? If this name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s high time you got acquainted with Hull. Massachusetts’ premier TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning destination getaway is a place to experience the other side of Bay State resort culture – not that of the islands, but that of the South Shore (the southern end of Boston Harbor). Things are thoroughly nautical here, as well: a steakhouse doubles as a seafood grill, serving fresh local fish, and entertainment can be found on Friday and Saturday nights at the Surf Lounge. A pool is open in the warmer months, and convenient Bayside Fitness year-round.
Options for waterfront fun abound, from the traditional sailboat adventures that the staff can arrange to excursions for fishing and kayaking. Thanks to these activities and options to play a game at the arcade, take on one of the mini-golf holes, or rent a scooter, it’s unlikely you’ll ever get bored on the property’s premises. But if you do, like we said, Nantasket Beach Resort is at the southern end of Boston Harbor. The towns of Cape Cod are a just around the peninsula, and the capital of the state (and unofficially New England) is a mere 45-minute drive.
Nantasket abodes are a cut above the expected for a seaside getaway; not only are you steps from the beach, but you’ll enjoy a private gas fireplace and whirlpool tub. Couldn’t polish off your platter of fish and chips at Paragon? Fret not – a convenient refrigerator is also included (plus a microwave for reheating them later).Deluxe Partial View rooms come with a peek at the Atlantic and offer your choice of one king or two double beds.
Under Chef Kevin Colby, Paragon Grill prepares fresh, local seafood, in regional breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites, like fish and chips and New England clam chowder. Steak also makes an appearance on the dinner menu, as do hand-tossed pizzas. Lighter bites are served at the Surf Lounge, open from late morning to late night, every day of the week.
Set in Hull, Nantasket resides between Boston and Cape Cod, with its charming beach resorts. The town on the South Shore boasts its own nautical resort culture, largely thanks to Nantasket; through the property, you can book a sailboat ride or sunset cruise, play a round of mini-golf or an arcade game, or simply stroll along a three-mile beach. On Friday and Saturday, enjoy live entertainment at the Surf Lounge; when the weather permits, have a leisurely float in the seasonal pool.