Goldthwait Reservation

42.489815, -70.859315
http://www.goldthwait.org/Goldthwait/Welcome.html  
 Goldthwait Road
Marblehead, MA 01945
Essex County

Goldthwait Reservation is located on Goldthwait Road in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The parking lot abuts an enormous rock seawall; a wooden plank atop the wall leads to the ocean. On the other side of the seawall there is no sand, only rocks. The rocks are smooth enough to lie down on, and there is a steep decent to the water. Depending on the weather, the water is on the calm side, and you can hear the shuffling of rocks as water runs across them. The reservation is open to all Marblehead residents, and the parking area is open to all residents for a fee or donation. If in the Marblehead area and looking to avoid beach crowds, Goldthwait Reservation may be a pleasant alternative.

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Hours Of Operation

Dawn to 10:30pm, with the parking lot closing at 8pm

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Parking

Parking is available at the end of Phillips Road and Goldthwait Road. Rates are $30 for the season or $10 for a daily pass. Contributors and members of the Goldthwait Reservation have the parking fee waived.

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Picnic Area

N/A

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Campfires

Campfires are permitted by permit in advance. Campfire Information 

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Food

Goldthwait Reservationis a carry in/carry out beach with food vendors within 5 minutes driving.

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Lodging

Motels/hotels and rentals are within 5 minutes driving.

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Pets

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 1st to October 31st. Leashed dogs are allowed in the parking lot area year round.

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Picnic Area

Available on-site

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Playground

N/A

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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

N/A

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Walking Trails

Goldthwait Reservation has a small foot trail and Devereux Beach is nearby with sidewalks along Ocean Avenue. 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. Goldthwait Reservation Water Quality

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Water Temperature

http://ma.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/marblehead/weather
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.) 

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