Demarest Lloyd State Park


115 Barneys Joy Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748


The Details


This park is one of the best kept secrets in the Massachusetts forest and park system. Here, an 1800-foot saltwater beach is backed by rambling hills of beach grass and shaded, grassy picnic sites. A broad, scenic marsh lines the Slocum River on the park's eastern edge. The beach is ideal for families with children. The Buzzards Bay surf is calm and shallow, meaning warm water temperatures through most of the summer. It is also a great spot to see egrets, herons, ospreys, terns and hawks.

*Please note, starting on April 1st to September 15th dogs and other pets are not authorized on the beach, with the exception of service animals, per DCR regulations.


Sunday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm


Daily parking fees:

MA residents $12
Non-MA residents $20



Children swimming


Enjoy the warm, calm surf from Buzzards Bay all summer long.

All Activities

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Boat ramp
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic viewing area
  • Showers


  • Accessible beach
    • Available beach wheelchairs


  • No pets
  • No kite surfing
  • No skim boards
  • No boogey boards
  • No flotation devices
  • No landing powerboats or jet skis on the beach
  • You must have a valid Dartmouth shellfish license to shellfish on the beach.


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