Great after dark walk on beach and good food
I am looking for a place to have some good take out food or even a casual sit down meal that I can follow with a quiet walk on the beach. Many beaches in the area restrict access after dusk or are far from quiet (Revere Beach). Any ideas?
Would recommend Nahant Beach except for two things: first, you can't park on Nahant Beach after sunset. But even if you could - the trash is a big distraction. This always, always gets me - such a beautiful area is ruined by trash. UGH. Oh, and the smell... oh well. So much potential... go up further to the Swampscott end & it's really nice - lovely boardwalk, lots of people walking on nice evenings. I miss that part of Lynn/Swampscott!!
But if you drive further up in the other direction, almost to the end of Nahant, (and do a google search for directions, lol) you'll find the Nahant Dory Club. This is the best secret - I *think* you can park there without getting a ticket. *If* the Dory Club is closed on the night you intend to visit (I'd do a search for their website to make sure no functions, pot lucks, etc. are planned), no one is around to notice. Amazing, gorgeous tiny little spot to sit & relax right on the ocean. Would have to bring food, though - but, IMHO, it's worth it.
Brought some family there once right after they had vacationed in Europe for awhile, and they commented that it rivaled the spots they stayed at in Europe.
Edited to add: Want to mention that the Dory Club sits on a public area that anyone can visit. I imagine when the functions are going on, though, it would lose that special, quiet magic...
I like the stroll on Wollaston Beach and then grabbing some fried clams from Tony (or The Clam Box if you prefer), though not necessarily in that order. More often it's gobbling way too many fried clams and then having to walk it off on the beach.
789 Quincy Shore Dr, Quincy, MA 02170
Marblehead is about an hour north of B Downtown. Excellent farm to table bistro- Five Corners Kitchen; then walk on Devereux Beach, off Ocean Avenue at the beginning of the Causeway to Marblehead Neck.
five corners kitchen
2 School St, Marblehead, MA 01945