It will cost more to park at these 2 popular Massachusetts beaches this summer

9/5/16 - Nahant, MA - Nahant Beach - Two surfers had the waves breaking at Nahant Beach all to themselves on Monday morning, September 5, 2016. A cool and cloudy Labor Day is expected, with the high near 70 for the Boston area. Cloudy skies and possible thunderstorms are expected into Tuesday, when the high will reach near 75. The effects of tropical storm Hermine lingering off New England will last until at least Wednesday Photo by Dina Rudick/Globe Staff
Two surfers enjoying waves at Nahant Beach. –Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe

Attention, Massachusetts residents: If you’re planning a trip to Nantasket or Nahant beach this summer, be prepared to shell out some extra cash.

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is implementing parking fee hikes on state residents at the beaches in Hull and Nahant, respectively, as part of a plan conceived and approved under Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration.

The per-day parking fee for Bay Staters will increase from $10 to $15 at Nantasket and $5 to $10 at Nahant, according to an email from a department spokesman.

In addition, the department is upping parking fees on non-Massachusetts residents at the same two beaches, as well as several other state beaches, by $4 to $13 depending on the beach. It’s also raising fees on out-of-staters at campsites.


The fee hikes will go into effect July 1.