Demarest Lloyd State Park


115 Barneys Joy Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748


Details of Demarest Lloyd State Park

Overview of Demarest Lloyd State Park

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.

Hours for Demarest Lloyd State Park

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Monday - Friday:
10:00 am-6:00 pm

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Parking at Demarest Lloyd State Park

Daily parking fees charged May 14 - September 5:

Daily parking passes available for purchase on or on the YODEL app.

MA resident   $12

Non-MA resident   $40

Resident and non resident status is determined by the vehicle license plate

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Activities at Demarest Lloyd State Park

  • Swimming

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

All Activities at Demarest Lloyd State Park

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Facilities at Demarest Lloyd State Park

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

Services at Demarest Lloyd State Park

  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Grilling
  • Hiking & walking
  • Swimming

Accessibility at Demarest Lloyd State Park

This beach has cobblestones. You might not be able to get to the water in a beach wheelchair.

Restrictions at Demarest Lloyd State Park

  • 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
  • *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

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