Devereux Beach

42.490944, -70.856206  
  Ocean Avenue
Marblehead, MA 01945
(781) 631-0000
Essex County

Devereux Beach is located on Atlantic Avenue in Swampscott, Massachusetts. The beach is family friendly with the parking lot only steps away to the beach and convenient restrooms. Popular with the locals, Devereux Beach has coarse rocky sand that may be uncomfortable to walk on for some. The slope to the beach is slightly steep but manageable, and the waves are smaller to moderate-sized with a fair amount of seaweed at the water’s edge. Compared to other beaches in the North Shore area, Devereux Beach is both pleasurable and reasonably priced.

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Hours Of Operation

7:30am to 11pm

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Devereux Beach has a large parking lot that requires a resident permit; those without will get charged a visitor’s fee Visitor’s fees are collected from 8am – 4pm.  Monday – Thursday: $10 per car; Friday – Sunday: $15 per car.

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Life Guard Schedule

Lifeguards are on duty when parking fees are being collected (8-4); check postings during summer months.

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Not allowed

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Devereux Beach is a carry in/carry out beach that also has “Lime Rickeys” on-site.

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Motels/hotels and rentals are within 5 minutes driving.

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Dogs are not allowed on the beach.

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Picnic Area

Picnic tables are available under the pavilion that can be reserved and rented.

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A large playground is conveniently located on-site.

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Public Transportation

Please see the link below for times and other modes of public transportation.

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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are available on-site.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Water sports are not allowed at Devereux Beach but allowed across the street at Riverhead Beach.

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Walking Trails

Goldthwait Reservation is a short walk away where you can view the marsh area or enjoy a small park. Walking Trail Information

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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2003 to the current year. Devereux Beach Water Quality

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Water Temperature
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.) 

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