Goat Hill Beach

42.543310, -70.889120
22-98 Porter Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-6000 
Essex County

Goat Hill Beach is located off Porter Street in Beverly Massachusetts. This unique beach is hidden behind a huge wall which is Gillis/Pleasant View Park and provides scenic views of the Danvers River from either beach or park. You can gain entrance to the beach from the Porter Street Extension or through the stairway located at the opposite end of the park. The beach has a gradual slope to the calm water, and the sand is filled with rocks, crushed shells, and sparsely covered sea weed (water shoes may required if planning on going in the water). During high-tide the beach does shrink dramatically. Against the wall there is a grassy area with trees that can be a comfortable alterative to the rocky sand and will provide shade from the trees on hot summer days. The park has benches, a play area, grass field, and basketball court. Goat Hill Beach is a great alternative to traditional beaches.

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to 10pm

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Parking

Free parking is available on Porter Street; there are no handicap spaces. Access to the beach may be difficult for some people.

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Life Guard Schedule

No lifeguard on duty.

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Goat Hill Beach is a carry in/carry out beach, with food within 5 minutes driving.

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Lodging

Motels/hotels and rentals are within 5 minutes driving.

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Pets

No dogs are allowed on the beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day between 8am to 7:30pm. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

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Picnic Area

One picnic table on-site and benches for seating

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Playground

Goat Hill Park has a swing set, a large play area, basketball court, and a large grass field.

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Public Transportation

Please see the link below for times and other modes of public transportation. 
http://www.mbta.com/rider_tools/servicenearby/

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Restrooms / Showers

N/A

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

The water is on the calm side, good for paddle boarding and kayaking.

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Walking Trails

N/A

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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 2015.
Goat Hill Beach Water Quality 

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Water Temperature

http://ma.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/beverly/weather
(click on "view more buoy data")

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