Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Beach Rd. Rte. 1A,
Salisbury Beach is one of the state's most popular ocean beaches, stretching 3.8 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. This 521-acre park offers swimming, boating, fishing, and camping, and is very popular with trailer campers. Facilities include a 484-site campground with renovated bathhouses, an extensive day-use parking lot, three new comfort stations for the beach- going public with boardwalks over the dunes, and a new playground and pavilion area. The facility also has two boat ramps on the Merrimack River at the campground's southern edge.
In fall and winter, harbor seals often sun themselves on the jetty. The town of Salisbury has many activities for children of all ages, including with a large amusement park and video arcades.
Salisbury Beach Preservation Trust
In 2008, the Massachusetts Legislature established the Salisbury Beach Preservation Trust to bolster the long-term preservation and maintenance of Salisbury Beach. The Trust is funded by a $2 surcharge on each fee, to be collected for the 2009 season and forward.
- There is a $2 per night surcharge for camping fees at Salisbury Beach.
- For day-use customers, the $2 surcharge will be added to the day-use fee for individual cars and buses.
Things to know before you go…
The campground office hours are 8am–10pm. The
camping season is from early-May to mid-October. Off-season
camping is available from mid-October to late November
for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night stays.
Hunter access to the island portion of the refuge and Sandy Point State Reservation is permitted from 5 to 5:45 a.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hunter exit is permitted only after 8:30 a.m., emergencies excepted. Parking at Sandy Point State Reservation is limited to 15 spaces. Sandy Point hunters are asked to check any harvested deer at the state-approved refuge check station located at refuge headquarters, 6 Plum Island Turnpike.
Salisbury Beach is located on the coast of north-eastern Massachusetts.
From Rte. 95: Take exit 58A to Newburyport
and the intersection with Rte. 110 east. Follow Rte. 110 East
to Salisbury and the intersection with Rte. 1a North. Turn
right on Rte. 1a and follow it 2 miles to the Park entrance
on the right.
From Rte. 495: Take Rte. 495 to exit 55 and
the intersection with Rte. 110. Follow Rte 110 East to Salisbury
and the intersection with Rte. 1a north. Follow Rte. 1a north
approximately 2 miles to the Park entrance on the right.
Other State Parks
These parks are also very popular with trailer campers: Scusset
Beach State Reservation, Wompatuck