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The Hull Peninsula Walking Map

The Hull Peninsula Walking Map

One of Boston’s best-kept secrets is the pleasure of walking the Hull peninsula–a long stretch of shoreline and flat, sandy public beach that welcomes discovery. The town’s relative isolation has contributed to this status: it’s out of the way, exposed to the elements, and virtually an island. Another factor might be the town’s dual personality. It’s called “Nantasket” when the topic of discussion is the old summer resort, with its grand hotels and sweeping verandas, or the contemporary, Styrofoam-cooler-style refuge for day-trippers, surfers, and sun worshippers. (The summer population can swell to more than 30,000 residents and 150,000 daily visitors.) But “Hull” describes the quieter, year-round town and its approximately 11,000 eclectic winter residents.

You can catch a blazing sunrise over the ocean and one-of-a-kind sunsets over the bay. In summer you’ll feel the luscious cool ocean breezes; in winter, the rich aroma of salt water and seaweed, sweetened by the cold.

Click for “WalkBoston’s The Hull Peninsula Walking Map” on Google Maps