Salisbury Beach State Reservation

42.822997, -70.814890
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/salisbury-beach-state-reservation.html  
State Reservation Road
Salisbury, MA 01952
(978) 462-4481
Essex County

Salisbury Beach State Reservation is located on State Reservation Road in Salisbury, Massachusetts.This diverse beach area offers a variety of beach areas and other activities.The reservation has three large parking lots each with a bathhouse, showers for rinsing, and picnic tables. Expect to do a fair amount of walking due to the sheer size of the reservation; park at the most southern lot to have the shortest route to the beach. The beach is narrow with a moderate slope to the water, and the sand has a layer of seaweed depending on the time of year. The waves are often on the large side and the undertow can be difficult for younger children and older adults. In addition to regular beach activities, the reservation offers boating, fishing, and camping. Salisbury Beach State Reservation is the perfect family beach, offering all necessary amenities and plenty of space for kids to run around and enjoy a day at the beach.

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to 8pm

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Parking

Parking at Salisbury Beach State Reservation is easy; follow the crowds. Three parking lots; MA Residents have a $14 parking fee, and non-MA residents have a $16 parking fee.

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Life Guard Schedule

On duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 10am to 4:45pm

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Salisbury Beach State Reservation is a carry in/carry out beach; additionally, food is sold near the bathhouses.

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Lodging

Salisbury Beach State Reservation has 484 campsites in the state park. http://www.salisbury-beach.org/salisbury-beach-camping.html Motels/hotels and rentals are within 5 minutes driving.

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Pets

Not allowed

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Picnic Area

There is a main picnic area available for a fee with fire pits and covered pavilion. Additional picnic tables are available throughout the park.

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Playground

A huge playground and grassy area for games are located near the pavilion. Site Map

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Public Transportation

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

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Restrooms / Showers

Three bathhouses with showers for rinsing are available at each parking lot.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Floatation devices are not allowed on the beach.

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Walking Trails

No walking trails; the park is large enough to explore and create your own unique walk. Park Map

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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. Salisbury Beach State Reservation Water Quality

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Water Temperature

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

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