Salisbury Beach

Beach Rd. Rte. 1A,
Salisbury
978 462-4481

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 Link to the image file. , 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. 

Trail Map


Park Directions

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.


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.


Other State Parks with Trailer Campers

These parks are also very popular with trailer campers: Scusset Beach State Reservation and Wompatuck State Park .

Recreational Opportunities


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