Directions to Canoe Beach, Nahant, MA
Take route 1 North to route 16 East.
1A will become the Lynnway after a prominent draw-bridge. The
Lynnway is easily recognized by the surplus of car-dealers, fast food,
and by Building #19.
Towards the end of the Lynnway, take care to follow it to the
right as 1A splits off to the left. You should see signs to Nahant at
The Lynnway will end at a traffic circle. Take the first right
out of the circle onto Nahant Road (the Nahant causeway).
Nahant Road will take you all the way through Nahant. Towards the
end of the road you will past 40 Steps road on the right and a
seawall/cove on the left. At the end of the seawall is a small
road/parking lot for Canoe Beach and Northeastern University's Marine
About the Dive
Canoe beach is a pebble beach in a sheltered cove. After an easy
entry, the bottom becomes rocky. Near the center of the cove is a
large vertical rock formation called "the chimneys". At low tide this
formation will break the surface. This is a good location for a night
Parking is a major concern at Canoe Beach. The small parking lot is
open to residents only, and beware: Nahant Police eat their young.
The only public parking in the whole town is off the causeway near the
public beach. Your best bet is to find someone with a Nahant sticker.
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