Forty Steps Beach

42.422711, -70.909388
 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA
(781) 581-0026
Essex County

Forty Steps Beach is a residential beach located on Nahant Road in Nahant, Massachusetts. The beach was once forty steps away, but with erosion over the years, more steps were added to access the beach. Rock formations envelope the beach area where the grade to the water is gradual. The sand is coarse with areas of larger rocks and there is a strong undertow. With a stunning view if in the Nahant area Forty Steps Beach is worth a quick stop.

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to sunset

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Parking

A short walk away, parking is available along Shallow Cave Road and Nahant Road off to the side of the entrance of the Northeastern University Marine Science Center. Parking at both locations requires a town permit, and is strictly enforced.

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Life Guard Schedule

N/A

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Forty Steps Beach is a carry in/carry out beach with food vendors within 5 minutes driving.

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Lodging

Motels/hotels and rentals are within 5 minutes driving.

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Pets

No pets are allowed on the beach May through September.

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Picnic Area

N/A

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Playground

N/A

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Public Transportation

Please see the link below for times and other modes of public transportation. 
http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools/servicenearby/

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Restrooms / Showers

N/A

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

N/A

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Walking Trails

N/A

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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2003 to the current year. Forty Steps Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature

http://ma.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/lynn-harbor/weather   
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.)

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