Located in the historic and picturesque seaside town of Hull, sits the Nantasket Beach Resort. Hull is a long narrow peninsula projecting into Boston harbor, which the Plymouth Colony used to set up as a trading post with local Indians as early as 1621. One impressive structure in Hull that has played a significant role in the history of the region is the star-shaped Fort Independence that was erected in Hull in 1776 to defend Boston Harbor during the American Revolution. General Benjamin Lincoln oversaw the evacuation of Boston from the fort in 1778 and French Admiral d’Estaing used the fort to defend the French fleet from British attack when the French were forced to land for repairs. The blockade of Boston devastated the town's economy of fishing, shipbuilding and lightering during the Revolution when these major businesses were interrupted.
In 1825, Hull's tourist industry as a major seaside resort began when the Sportsman Hotel was built on Nantasket Avenue. This was the town's first hotel and still stands today. Hull grew as a summer destinations for a large number of city-dwellers who were ferried in by boat from Boston. By 1840, steamers were making three trips a day between Boston and Hull. Boardinghouses and elaborate hotels catered to visitors.
Hull enjoyed an era of grand hotels and prestigious visitors to its magnificent beaches and busy boardwalk. The number of visitors grew significantly in 1905 when Paragon Park was created to allow a safe family environment. It was in 1985 that the unfortunate closing of Paragon Park occurred, thus ending an era of the resort town, up until the late 1990s when the plans to open a new hotel had begun. In 2001 the Clarion Nantasket Beach Hotel opened its doors and rejuvenated the town as a true destination location. The resort operated as the Clarion Nantasket Beach Resort since it was built in 2001. In April of 2011, the resort elected to become an independent hotel and is now simply the Nantasket Beach Resort. Open year round, the resort provides first class accommodations to more than 70,000 guests each year and hosts more than 60 weddings in its beautiful oceanfront ballrooms.
Set amidst the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Famous Nantasket Beach, you will find the Nantasket Beach Resort. Easily reached by land, air, and sea, the Nantasket Beach Resort is ideally situated between Boston and Cape Cod. Our South Shore location provides that bright and carefree feel that makes you feel like you are a world away. Guestrooms exude the character and charm of the South Shore, while featuring fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and many with private balconies where you can enjoy the panoramic ocean views and gentle sea breeze.
The resort features many wonderful amenities and exceptional service. Set amidst the breathtaking views of Nantasket Beach and rolling tides of the Atlantic Ocean, the Paragon Grill Restaurant and Surf Lounge make for the perfect setting for any occasion. The Paragon Grill offers a wonderfully prepared menu of award winning cuisine, prepared by Executive Chef, Kevin Colby. The Surf Lounge offers its own lighter fare menu and offers entertainment and dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings. The resort also features a indoor, glass enclosed pool and Jacuzzi with a retractable roof. Ocean Fitness is a full service health club on site for guest’s enjoyment.
In addition to spending a day at one of New England’s top ten beaches, you’ll find the Nantasket Beach Resort provides endless possibilities for fun and adventure. From boat charters and sunset dinner cruises to fishing, sailing, kayaking, bike, boat and scooter rentals to arcades, miniature golf, fabulous seaside restaurants and outdoor cafes, Nantasket Beach and the Nantasket Beach Resort offer a spectacular combination of fun, sun and surf!