Chandler Hovey Park, Marblehead, MA

Chandler Hovey Park, Marblehead, MA

Directions to Chandler Hovey Park, Marblehead, MA

From Boston

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 this point. The Lynnway will end at a traffic circle. Take the second right, two-thirds the way through the traffic circle. This will take you along Lynn Beach towards Swampscott. follow this road (Route 129) through the remainder of Lynn and through Swampscott. After you pass enter Marblehead, look for Ocean Ave on the right. This will be at the second light (first full function light). Take a right onto Ocean Ave. and follow it across the Marblehead causeway onto Marblehead Neck. Bear right at each intersection, and follow the road to the lighthouse (Chandler Hovey Park).

About the Dive

From the Chandler Hovey parking lot, there is a pebble beach ahead and to the right. This is the best spot for an entry. After entering the water, dive the ocean side (off the right side of the beach) away from the harbor. This is a good area for seeing lobster and crab.


There is a diving ban in effect at this beach on weekends from May 1 to November 1. There can also be heavy boat traffic in this area, even though the channel markers are quite a ways off shore. Stick to the shallower waters and always surface near your dive flag.

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