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Hull Gut: gravel/pebble beach with adequate parking, though shoreside fishermen can clog access. Channel is tideswept during peak ebb and flood, with current at times well in excess of 5 kts. Opposing wind and tide can produce good bump-and-jump, but boaters can generate significant on-water crowding in narrow channel.
Nantasket Beach: sandy beach, open ocean exposure; parking is adequate though summer beach crowds and traffic can clog access. Launch anywhere along its length for sandy-bottom, small-swell ocean sailing.
Special thanks to Robert Clarke for the following info: Thanks Bob!
Squantum Point Park: waterfront state park with large parking adjoining. Food and facilities available in nearby Marina Bay, though Dockers are preferred over wetsuits. From Expressway South (I-93), take Exit 12, pass under freeway, bear right to travel over Neponset River bridge, continue straight ahead on Neponset Avenue for ¾ mile to intersection with Squantum Street (Dunkin’ Donuts on left, CVS drugstore on right). Turn left for ¼ mile, turn left again at signs for Marina Bay. Continue ½ mile to end (Amelia’s Restaurant), turn left for 150 yards to end, and large parking lot (park and parking is to the left of Waterworks Club).
Wollaston Beach: 2-mile long sand/coarse sand beach with parking, and food and facilities, available along its length. From Expressway South (I-93), take Exit 12, pass under freeway, bear right to travel over Neponset River bridge, continue straight ahead on Neponset Avenue for ¾ mile to intersection with Squantum Street (Dunkin’ Donuts on left, CVS drugstore on right, Quincy Bay visible straight ahead). Continue straight through the intersection to north end of Wollaston Beach, where road becomes Quincy Shore Drive. Launch anywhere along the 2-mile length of Wollaston Beach; parking is available next to the seawall (particularly in areas nearby two small yacht clubs), or continue ¾ mile past yacht clubs to parking lot on left. All sections can be shallow at peak low tide. Flat to small chop on southwesterlies, bump-and-jump on northwesterlies and northeasterlies.
Hough’s Neck (Seawall): coarse sand to gravel beach in residential area. Travel as above to Quincy Shore Drive. Follow Quincy Shore Drive past south end of Wollaston Beach, over small hill (Merrymount) ¼ mile to intersection with Sea Street. Turn left onto Sea Street and follow signs to Hough’s Neck. After 2 miles on Sea Street, look for flashing yellow light and seawall on left, and sign announcing ‘Hough’s Neck’ (if you reach Bibb’s Service Station, you’ve gone ¼ mile too far). Flat to small chop on southwesterlies, bump-and-jump on northwesterlies and northeasterlies. Continue ¾ mile along Sea Street to ‘Louis’ Crossing’ for good cheap eats in a neighborhood bar.
Hough’s Neck (Brill Field): coarse sand beach adjoining athletic field in residential area. From Hough’s Neck Seawall (above) continue ¾ mile along Sea Street just past ‘Louis’ to neighborhood park and athletic field on left (Brill Field). Turn left into parking lot, park at the far end (past the short row of condos), at base of earthen berm. Climb to top of berm to find coarse sand beach with small chop on southwesterlies, bump-and-jump on northwesterlies.
Kiting:
Very few safe launch spots on the Bay side, small beaches, rocky, with powerlines and houses less than one (1) line-length to leeward in anything out of the West.
Nantasket Beach has more space north and south and works in any easterly direction, but still presents a short "safe zone" to leeward and is extremely crowded during the summer. Swell builds overnight in a North Easter and can provide fun wavesailing, close to Boston.
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From Boston and points North: Take 93-South to the Route 3A exit (about 1 mile past the Neponset gas tank). Follow 3A all the way through Quincy and Weymouth to Hingham Harbor, go past "Stars" restaurant, Fleet Bank, and the Sunoco, Mobil and Gulf gas stations until you come to a rotary. Take the 2nd right out of the rotary (you will no longer be on 3A after the rotary). Go through the next 2 lights (At the second light, the road bears to the left, but go straight thru the light - do not turn right). You are now on George Washington Boulevard. When you cross the town line into Hull, turn right at the second light (there will be a carousel on your right). Turn left onto Nantasket Ave (rte 228). Follow Nantasket Ave for a few miles (past the "Red Parrot" restaurant on the left, a playground on the left, a "Riddles" market on the left, a fire station on the left). From points South and West: Take route 3 to exit for rte 228. (From route 3 North, turn left at the end of the ramp, stay in the left lane, because the right lane becomes right-turn only). (From route 3 South, turn right at the end of the ramp.) At the next major intersection, (junction of rte 53 and 228) you will see a shopping mall with a Victory Market on the right, and Chili's on the left. Go straight through the light. You are now on route 228. Stay on 228 through Hingham. This will cross rte 3A and enter Hull (eventually becoming Nantasket Ave). Follow Nantasket Ave (228) past Nantasket Beach on your right. Stay on Nantasket Ave for a few more miles (past the "Red Parrot" restaurant on the left, a playground on the left, a "Riddles" market on the left, a fire station on the left).

The WHL sensor is located at Hull YC. The sensor reads great for most directions. Some high ground to the NE / ENE generates some local gustiness in winds from these directions.


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