More About Hull
Hull is a coastal town that enjoys the offerings of a beach community and close proximity to Boston, which is just a 20-minute water shuttle ride or a 30-minute drive. Located at the end of a peninsula, Hull is surrounded by water, offering many opportunities for boating and swimming and spectacular sunsets over the water.
The popular 7-mile long Nantasket Beach has been a popular summer destination for city dwellers since the middle of the 19th century. Lifeguards are on duty from late June to early September.
Popular summertime entertainment in Hull includes chowder fests, road races, the Hull Lifesaving Museum, free concerts, and music clubs. A short drive takes you to points of interest in the surrounding towns of Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, and Marshfield. The South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset and the Marshfield Fair in August attract many summer vacationers.
In September, the Hull Yacht Club hosts the annual "Great Chase Race," with more than 100 boats of all types and sizes. It is one of the largest races in the Massachusetts Bay area.
Frequent ferry shuttles to Boston from Hull, Hingham, and Quincy are available.
A major attraction in the Hull area is the Boston Harbor Islands National Park, which encompasses 34 islands.