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Our Beaches

Nahant has many beaches that offer year round opportunities for young and old. Here's a list, some are named more than once...can you guess which ones?

Long Beach... Black Rock Beach... Short Beach... Stoney Beach... Forty Steps Beach... Bass Beach... Canoe Beach... Petticoat Beach... Thomas Beach... Joseph's Beach... Longfellow Beach... Curlew Beach... Crystal Beach... Willow Beach... Tudor Beach...Pond Beach

New Flood Insurance Rate Map | August 2013
The latest FEMA Nahant FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map) is available below. FEMA's August 1, 2013 letter to the Nahant Board of Selectmen is also available for reference below.

The Nahant FIRM is also available to view on FEMA's website. Click here to view it online.

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Flood Insurance Rate Map Archive | August 2013
2 MB FEMA Letter To Nahant Selectman
12 MB FEMA Nahant (FIRM) Map
 
Flood Insurance Rate Map Archive | April 2012
7 MB Nahant Coastline Overview
8 MB Nahant Rotary Area
6 MB Nahant Causeway Area
4 MB Nahant West Side Area
5 MB Nahant East Point Area
   
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DCR Beach Water Testing

Recreational use of water with microbial contamination can pose health risks to swimmers and others. As a result, beach water quality is regulated to protect public health. In Massachusetts, bathing beach water quality is regulated by M.G.L. C.111 and other regulations to establish minimum standards for bathing beaches.

Local boards of health (LBH) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) conduct the vast majority of beach water sampling in Massachusetts. Most of the samples are analyzed at private labs, while some are analyzed at municipal facilities.

In 2000, the U.S. Congress enacted the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act to improve the quality of coastal recreational waters. The BEACH Act seeks to reduce the risk of disease to users of the Nation's marine recreational waters through the identification of high-risk beaches, identification and mitigation of sources of pollution, and notification/risk communication to the public. In late 2001, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) was awarded funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) that partially support Departmental efforts to develop a bathing beaches inventory and communicate results of beach monitoring to the general public.

How To Access The Latest Test Data:
STEP 1: Click Below To Access The DCR Website
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DCR 2STEP 2: Select Nahant From The Menu. Then select from the Nahant Beach options.

Nahant Beaches Tested:
Black Rock Beach
Canoe Beach
Forty Steps Beach
Nahant Beach (DCR) | North of Bathhouse
Nahant Beach (DCR) | Flagpole
Nahant Beach (DCR) | Parking Section 9
Nahant Beach (DCR ) | South Site
Short Beach | Sampling Point
Tudor Beach | Sampling Point

DCR Nahant Causeway Project

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  DCR Public Hearing Presentation | June 2010
  DCR Initial Plan Drawing | March 2009
  DCR Public Meeting | April 2008

Short Beach Project Draft | April 2012

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20 MB Short Beach Project Draft

NLSS Site Plan Draft | 2011

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18 MB NLSS Site Plan Draft

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