We were tired of sightseeing but still wanted to do something. Fortunately, we found Nantasket Beach and World’s End.
It didn’t take us long to find Nantasket Beach but we were curious about what was at the end of the peninsula so we kept driving. We found a nice place right at the very end in Hull, MA overlooking Hingham Bay and Hull Bay.
The beach was very rocky and interesting. We found various types of crabs, shells, seaweed, sea lettuce, and interesting rocks. Several sailboats went by and we had a good view of some of the Boston Harbor Islands. We stayed for a little while and then headed to Nantasket Beach.
Nantasket Beach is on the Atlantic Ocean. The first thing we notice was how deep the beach was. We stopped at low tide but were told that during high tide, the surf would go almost to the sea wall. As we walked, the fog would roll in and out. One minute we had very little visibility and the next, we could see buildings we didn’t know were there. A fogbow would appear and disappear. We saw shells and crabs that are new to us.
Not far from Nantasket is World’s End, a park and conservation area. It was so worth the stop. We walked along saltwater marshes, grassy hills, and had beautiful views of the surrounding bays. Some areas looked like they were in a drought but it was just low tide. (The difference in the tides is about 9 – 10 feet.) We saw deer, wild turkeys, and several wildflowers. The Ranger was very helpful in answering our questions.
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