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Nahant is a small town in the US state of Massachusetts. It used to be a resort town, but changes in vacation preference and modes of travel left the town behind. Now the town is a charming suburb of Boston, with a very small population, a rocky shore, a small-boat "harbor" and direct-vote town meeting.
The town would be an island offshore from Lynn, but for the 3 mile beach, causeway and parking lot that ties the two together. Nahant once served as pastureland for mainland farmers. They enjoyed the security of bringing their cattle to the island at low tide, and then being isolated on the island until access was restored at next low tide.
The only way to drive in is to take Nahant Road from the rotary between Lynnway and Beach Road in Lynn. This is the preferred method to get to Nahant.
The MBTA operates the 439 bus route to Nahant; however, it is mainly a commuter service, with only very few morning and afternoon trips.