Justly famous for it's coastline the North Shore has many public beaches

Beaches are part of the North Shore!
Beverly | Ipswich,Essex | Danvers, Salem, Swampscott

Gloucester | Manchester by the Sea | Marblehead
Plum Island | Rockport | Newburyport, Salisbury

 

Beverly
Brackenbury Beach and Landing Right-of-way to water over sandy beach at end of Brackenbury Lane. No parking.

Dane Street Beach (Lyons Park) Park with rocky shore and sandy beach, restrooms, benches, playground, and sports fields. Parking lot.

Independence Park Sandy beach with breakwater, seawall, and grassy area with benches. Street parking.

Lynch Park Park along rocky shore and sandy beach with visitor center, restrooms, benches, picnic table, food concession, playground, sports fields, and stage/bandshell. Large parking lot on Ober Street.

Mingo Beach Landing Rocky shore along Route 127 with scenic view. No parking.

Prince Street Landing Right-of-way and boat launching area on sandy beach at end of Prince Street. No parking. Public Ways off Lothrop Street Several rights-of-way to Beverly Harbor: Ocean Street (steps to beach); Atlantic Avenue (scenic view only); Abbott Street (steps to beach and benches); and Washington Street (scenic view, grassy area, and benches). Street parking on Abbott and Washington Streets, and on Ocean Street from October-June.

Rices Beach Right-of-way to water over sandy beach at end of Ober Street. No parking.

Water Street Landing Sandy beach with boat launching area. Street parking.

Woodbury Street Landing Rocky shore with sand and pebble pockets with walkway to Lynch Park. Located at end of Woodbury Street. Street parking from November-April.

Ipswich/Essex

Brewer Salt Marsh and Upland Wooded upland bordering tidal creek and salt marsh. No parking.

Greenwood Farm Five islands, salt marsh, tidal creeks, fields, wooded area, clapboard farmhouse, and historic First Period Paine House. Free parking.

Herring Way Right-of-way located between 84 and 86 Northridge Road on steep slope to rocky shore. No parking.

Pavilion Beach Park and sandy beach with boat landing area, picnic tables, and playground. Parking lot.

Riverside Park Riverfront park with benches and wooded area with trails. Street parking.

Sally Weatherall Memorial Reservation Wooded area and salt marsh with trails. Access off Little Neck Road. Limited free parking. Includes salt marsh parcel owned by Ipswich.

Street Landing Grassy area with benches and a small-boat launching area along the Ipswich River. Street parking on Country Road and municipal lot across street.

Town Wharf Riverfront park with pier and boat ramp. Free parking.

Allyn-Cox Reservation Salt marsh and wooded area with trails, ECGB headquarters, restrooms, and bench at clamhouse landing on Essex River. Entrance off Route 133. Free parking.

Clammer’s Beach Boat launching area. Resident sticker parking.

Cogwell’s Grant Historic farm bordering the Essex River. Limited parking.

Conomo Point/Town Farm Expansive salt marsh overlooking Essex Bay. Street and resident sticker parking on Conomo Point Road.

Front Beach/Conomo Point Landing Boat launching area. Resident sticker parking.

Main Street Town Landing Site adjacent to Essex shipbuilding museum with pier, boat ramp, visitor information booth, and monument. Resident sticker parking. Non-resident parking for boat ramp allowed behind nearby fire station.

North Shore Salt Marshes Expansive salt marsh. Street parking.

Stavros Reservation Trail to top of White’s Hill with great view. Entrance gate on right, immediately after turn off onto Island Road. Street parking.

Water Street Town Landing Small-boat launching area. No street parking.

Crane Memorial Reservation & Wildlife Refuge The 1,400-acre Crane Memorial Reservation was bequeathed by the Crane family to The Trustees of Reservations in 1949. The reservation’s white, sandy, barrier beach stretches for more than four miles along Ipswich Bay and is separated from the mainland by Essex Bay and the Essex and Ipswich River estuaries. The reservation includes a variety of other habitats, including a drumlin (known as Castle Hill), shrub thickets, cranberry bogs, salt marsh, dunes, and forests

Danvers Salem Swampscott
Beach Bluff Right-of-Way Sandy beach and small park with benches and picnic tables. Street parking and small paid parking lot.

Danger Beach Right-of-way to rocky shore at end of Green Street. Limited street parking.

Forest River Conservation Area Forested areas with trails along tidal creek with salt marsh. Parking available in Salem State College South Campus parking lot.

Forest River Park Large park bordering Salem Harbor with sandy beach and rocky shore, restrooms, benches, picnic tables, playground, sports fields, pool, tennis courts, and basketball court. Large parking lot.

Gerry Playground (Stramski Beach) Grassy park with storage area for small boats (with permit), small-boat launching area, benches, picnic tables, grills, and playground. Access via Stramski Way off West Shore Drive. Resident sticker parking lot.

Glendale Cove Beach Seawall with steps to small sand and pebble beach. No parking.

Goldthwait Reservation Salt marsh with walkways to Devereux Beach. Access via Goldthwait Road. Resident only parking lot. Street parking except weekends and holidays.

Johnson Park/Whales Beach Sandy beach and grassy park. No parking.

Juniper Beach Sandy beach and rocky shore with boat launching area, grassy area with benches, and playground. Located on Beach Avenue, off Columbus Avenue. Small parking lots and street parking.

Leach Street Extension Walkway along seawall with benches. Limited street parking.

Palmer Cove Park on Palmer Cove with seawall, benches, playground (at Saltonstall School), and sports fields. Small parking lot.

Palmer Pond Conservation area with salt marsh and small pond. Street parking from October-May (resident sticker parking year round).

Phillips Beach Right-of-way at the end of Ocean Avenue to sand and pebble beach. Street parking from November-April (resident sticker parking year round).

Polisson Park Sandy beach and grassy park with benches. No parking.

Salem Maritime National Historical Site Historic Derby Wharf on Salem Harbor with grassy park, pier, walkway, lighthouse, visitor center, restrooms, benches, and picnic tables. Site of “Friendship” replica of 18th century square rigger. Next to Pickering Wharf with restaurants and gift shops. Street parking.

Salem Willows Park with rocky shore, sandy beach, trails, restrooms, picnic tables, food concession, playground, sports fields, and stage/band shell. Free parking.

Sandy Beach Small sandy beach with benches. Located on Martin Way off Puritan Road. Limited resident sticker parking.

Village Street Recreation Area Public pier and dock with benches. Parking lot.

Waterside Cemetery Cemetery along rocky shore with scenic water views.

Winter Island/Waikiki Beach Park with rocky shore, sandy beach, pier, boat ramp, visitor center, restrooms, picnic tables, food concession, playground, and trailer camping sites. Free parking with admission.

Wyman Woods Wooded area with a right-of-way along abandoned railroad track with views of Salem Harbor. Entrances on Route 114 and West Shore Drive. Limited street parking on Route 114.

The following sites are accessible by water only: Great Haste Island, Jeggle Island, Ram Island.

Collins Cove Playground and Walkway Promenade along Collins Cove leading to sandy beach, benches, picnic tables, playground, sports fields, and tennis courts. Street parking.

Draper’s Point Public boat launch and landing off McPherson Drive. Access through Bass Haven Yacht Club.

Furlong Park Urban riverfront park with picnic tables, benches, playground, sports fields, basketball court, and tennis court. Street parking.

Innocenti Park Park bordering Bass River with benches, picnic tables, sports fields, skateboard park, and YMCA center. Small parking lot.

John George Park Sandy riverfront beach and grassy area with bathhouse and playground. Street parking and parking lot.

McCabe Park and Kernwood Marina Riverside park and marina with pier. Parking lot.

Obear Park Park bordering the Danvers River with pebble beach, rocky shore, restrooms, benches, playground, and tennis court. Parking lot.

Pleasant View Park at mouth of Bass River with benches, playground, and sports fields. Access to boat launching area and sand and pebble beach at end of Porter Street. Street parking.

Pope’s Landing Public landing on Danvers River with pier, boat ramp, boat slips, restrooms, and benches. Large parking lot for cars and trailers.

Gloucester
Boynton Island/Long Wharf Landing Long causeway through tidal estuary with extensive salt marsh, boat ramp, and large bulkhead. Parking lot.

Brisson and Curtis Salt Marshes Salt marshes. Private road access only.

Brown's Mill Landing Extensive mudflats and grassy area with boat ramp (usable at high tide only), benches, and monument. Small parking lot on east side of causeway.

Corliss Landing Small beach and boat landing area along rocky shore with boat ramp, benches, and picnic table. Parking lot at end of Apple Street.

Goose Cove Rocky shore, salt marsh, and wooded area with trails. Small parking lot.

Gordon Thomas Park Harbor-front park with benches. Street parking.

Head of Lobster Cove Landing Small-boat launching area and small grassy area. Access and limited parking on Leonard Street.

Hodgkins Cove Landing Small basin with boat ramp. Access via stairway off Washington Street. Street parking.

Kents Cove Landing Salt marsh with landing for small boats at high tide only. Located at the intersection of Concord Street and Landing Road. No parking.

Lanes Cove Landing Protected boat basin, mud flats at low tide, pier, and boat ramps. Small parking lot.

Lobster Cove Landing Pier, boat landing area, seawall, and long footbridge spanning Lobster Cove. Limited street parking on Bridgewater Street on both ends of footbridge.

Memorial Woods Wooded area bordering Lobster Cove. Small pull-off area for parking across Washington Street.

Mt. Adnah Cemetery Historic cemetery with views of Lobster Cove. Limited street parking.

Plum Cove Beach & Landing Sandy beach, rocky shore, and park with boat launching area, benches, playground, and sports fields. Resident sticker parking.

Ralph O'Maley Middle School Middle school with playing fields and skateboard ramp bordering tidal river on fringe marsh. Free parking.

Ram Island Small island surrounded by salt marsh. Access via boat only, except at low tide when mud flat is exposed.

Rust Island Marsh Natural area bordering salt marsh and Annisquam River. Adjacent to Rust Island Road. No parking.

Stanwood Point Landing Boat ramp on tidal river with fringe marsh and rock breakwater. Small parking lot on Stanwood Avenue, off Route 133.

Stoney Cove Reservation Rocky shore and salt marsh with small-boat launching area and trails. Access from Route 128 northbound between exits 12 and 13. Small parking lot.

Trenel Cove Landing Small-boat launching area on marshy cove. Access at end of Trenel Way off Marsh Street. Limited street parking.

West Landing Grassy footpath to water's edge and small-boat launching area. Access between 34 and 35 Thurston Road. Limited street parking.

Wingaersheek Beach Sandy beach and salt marsh with visitor center, restrooms, and food concession. Paid parking for 400 cars.

Bass Rocks Rocky shore and scenic vista. No parking.

Cripple Cove Landing Park, boat landing area, pier, and benches adjacent to Benjamin Smith Playground. Small parking lot.

Dunfudgin Landing Municipal boat ramp on the Annisquam River. Non-resident launching fee on weekends. Parking lot at high school.

East Gloucester Vistas Rocky shore along Atlantic Road. Street parking, except on weekends and holidays from May to October.

Eastern Point Light Station Rocky shore with granite breakwater and lighthouse. Parking lot. Limited vehicle access through private road.

Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary Rocky shoreline, salt marsh, and wooded area.

Fitz Hugh Lane House Historic building and park with benches and harbor views.

Flat (Wonson) Cove Landing Sand and pebble beach with benches behind seawall. Limited street parking.

Fresh Water Cove Landing Boat landing area on rocky shore at end of Waterside Lane. No parking.

Gloucester Landing Public boardwalk adjacent to commercial fishing docks. Metered street parking.

Gordon Thomas Park Harbor-front park with benches. Street parking.

Gus Foote Park Small greenspace and benches next to restaurant parking lot. Parking at adjacent municipal lot.

Niles Beach Sandy beach. Resident sticker parking.

Normans Woe Wildlife Sanctuary Wooded area along rocky shore. Only available to public through special MAS programs. Limited street parking.

Parks at Fort Point Oceanside parks with scenic view, benches, playground, and sports field. Located on Fort Square, off Commercial Street. Small parking lot.

Pavilion Beach Sand and pebble beach with walkway along seawall and boat landing area at westerly end. Street parking.

Robinson’s Landing Pier, floats, and boat landing area. Parking lot.

Rocky Neck Park and Landing Grassy park with benches along rocky shore. Parking lot.

Rocky Neck Right-of-Way Small-boat launching area (resident only). Limited street parking.

Saint Peter’s Park (Gilbert Landing) Wharf with boat ramp,float, slips for lobster boats, boardwalk, and benches. Parking lot.

Solomon Jacobs Park Waterfront park, pier, boat landing area, Gloucester water taxi, and benches. Free parking.

Stage Fort Park Park with rocky shore and sandy beaches (Half Moon Beach and Cressy Beach), boardwalk, visitor center, restrooms, benches, picnic tables, food concession, playground, sports fields, and gazebo. Paid parking lot.

State Fish Pier Pier with boat landing area. Large parking lot.

Ten Pound Island Island with beach, boat landing area, and lighthouse.

Manchester

Black Cove Small cove with sand and pebble beach and rocky shore. Resident parking only.

Lobster Cove Small cove surrounded by rocky shore with sand and pebble pockets and fringed by salt marsh. No parking.

Masconomo Park Grassy park at head of Manchester Harbor with benches, picnic tables, playground, sports fields, and gazebo. Resident sticker parking.

Misery Islands Uninhabited islands with trails and restrooms. Includes Great and Little Misery Islands. Access by boat only with anchorages and moorings for private boats. Ferry available from Salem Willows in Salem. Admission fee (free to TTOR members).

Reed Park Small grassy park next to Masconomo Park with pier and benches. Limited street parking.

Singing Beach Sandy beach with rocky shore, restrooms,and food concession. Parking lot (resident sticker is required on summer weekends, resident sticker and paid parking on summer weekdays, free parking off season). Tucks Point Park bordering Manchester Harbor with a pebble beach, pier, benches, swing set, gazebo, and covered function area with picnic tables. Resident parking only.

Black Beach Sand and pebble beach. No parking.

Coolidge Reservation Sandy beach, expansive lawn with ocean views, trails around Clarke Pond and wetlands, and forested trails to rocky headland. Lawn open Friday-Monday, rest of reservation open year-round, daily. Small parking lot on Summer Street.

Gray’s Beach/Kettle Cove Landing Sandy beach with boat landing area, small grassy area with bench, and picnic table. Metered street parking and small resident sticker parking lot.

Kents Cove Landing Salt marsh with landing for small boats at high tide only. Located at the intersection of Concord Street and Landing Road. No parking.

Kettle Cove Marsh Salt marsh behind White Beach. Resident sticker parking.

Little Crow Island Wooded area behind White Beach. Resident sticker parking.

Little River Landing Salt marsh and tidal creek with pier, small-boat launching area at high tide, benches, and picnic tables. Small parking lot.

Rafes Chasm Park Wooded path to spectacular rocky shore. Small fenced-in parking lot.

Stanwood Point Landing Boat ramp on tidal river with fringe marsh and rock breakwater. Small parking lot on Stanwood Avenue, off Route 133.

Stoney Cove Reservation Rocky shore and salt marsh with small-boat launching area and trails. Access from Route 128 northbound between exits 12 and 13. Small parking lot.

White Beach Sand and cobble beach. Resident sticker parking.

Marblehead
Castle Rock Park Park with rocky shore, scenic vista, and benches. Street parking.

Chandler Hovey Park Park overlooking Salem Sound with rocky beach, lighthouse, restrooms, and benches. Parking lot.

Children’s (Cat) Island Swampscott-Marblehead YMCA runs a summer day camp program and offers overnight opportunities for groups and families.

Cliff Street Boatyard Pier on rocky shore with boat landing area and boat storage area. Free parking.

Cove Lane Grassy right-of-way with benches and stairs leading to sandy beach. Street parking.

Crocker Park Park overlooking Marblehead Harbor with benches and picnic tables. Limited street parking.

Crowninshield Island A small island with rocky shore, sandy beach, meadow, and salt marsh. Access across mud flats at low tide.

Desmoulin Lane Right-of-way to rocky shore at end of Desmoulin Lane. Limited street parking.

Devereux Beach Sandy beach framed by rocky shore with restrooms, picnic tables, and food concession. Free resident parking, paid public parking.

Fort Beach Rocky shore. Limited street parking.

Fort Sewall Historic park at mouth of Marblehead Harbor with restrooms and views of Salem Sound. Limited street parking.

Gashouse Beach Sand and pebble beach along rocky shore with small-boat landing area. Access via Gashouse Lane. Street parking on Orne Street.

Grace Oliver’s Beach Sand and pebble beach along rocky shore. Street parking.

Harvard Street Right-of-way to pebble beach. Street parking.

Nahant Street Right-of-way to pebble beach with benches. Street parking.

Parker Lane Grassy right-of-way with stairs to cobble beach and benches. No parking.

Parkers Boatyard Pier and boatyard on rocky shore with boat landing and launching areas on Redstone Lane. Free parking.

Peabody Avenue Grassy right-of-way with stairs to cobble beach. Street parking on Harbor Avenue.

O’Rocks Landing Grassy, scenic right-of-way to rocky shore. Street parking.

Riverhead Beach Pebble beach and mud flats with boat ramp (unusable at low tide). Paid and resident parking at adjacent Devereux Beach.

Seaside Park Harborfront park with wooded area and trails to rocky shore, benches, and sports fields. Free parking.

State Street Landing Public pier and docks on Marblehead Harbor with restrooms. Small parking lot.

Plum Island
Greenwood Farm Five islands, salt marsh, tidal creeks, fields, wooded area, clapboard farmhouse, and historic First Period Paine House. Free parking.

Herring Way Right-of-way located between 84 and 86 Northridge Road on steep slope to rocky shore. No parking.

Ipswich Salt Marshes An extensive network of salt marsh and adjacent coastal forest owned by the town of Ipswich, Department of Fish and Game (DFG), and Essex County Greenbelt Association (ECGB). Most areas are accessible only on foot or by boat, with road access available mainly via Town Farm Road.

Newbury Beach Sandy beach with dunes and concession stand. Paid parking and access points in various locations along Northern Boulevard.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge - See "Coastal Focus" below.

Pavilion Beach Park and sandy beach with boat landing area, picnic tables, and playground. Parking lot.

Plum Island Beach Sandy beach and dunes adjacent to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Small paid parking lot at end of Fordham Way.

Rowley Salt Marshes An extensive network of salt marsh and adjacent coastal forest owned by the town of Rowley, DFG, and ECGB. Most areas are accessible only on foot or by boat, with road access available mainly via Stackyard Road off Route 1A.

Sally Weatherall Memorial Reservastion Wooded area and salt marsh with trails. Access off Little Neck Road. Limited free parking. Includes salt marsh parcel owned by Ipswich.

Sandy Point State Reservation Sandy beach, dunes, trails, and boardwalk (handicapped-accessible) to beach. Admission fee. Located at the end of Plum Island Road, beyond National Wildlife Refuge. Free parking.

Sawyer's Island Natural area with small-boat launching area and trails. Camping allowed with advance permission from ECGB. Parking recommended at intersection of Patmos and Stackyard Roads. Continue on foot down Patmos Road to site entrance. Site map available at site entrance.

Spencer Pierce Little Farm Natural area adjacent to Merrimack River with farm fields and historic home/barn landward of Water Street. Access to home/barn via Littles Lane off High Street.

Town Farm Salt Marsh Expansive salt marsh with access for residents only. Access via Town Farm Road. Street parking.

Town Pier Pier and boat ramp for resident use with permit only on Parker River adjacent to salt marsh and pond. Resident sticker parking.

The following sites are accessible by water only: Cross Banks Island, Middle Ground Island, Moody Island Salt Marsh.

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge contains 4,662 acres of sandy beach and dunes, bogs, freshwater impoundments, and tidal marshes on Plum Island, near Newburyport. It is one of the few natural barrier beach-dune-saltmarsh complexes left in the Northeast and is home to more than 800 species of plants and animals. The refuge, run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is known for its wide variety of bird species, and is one of the top bird-watching sites in the United States. It was initially established in 1942 to protect migratory waterfowl. The original objective has been expanded, and now the refuge protects all of the native plants and animals in the area, with special emphasis on endangered species.

Rockport
Andrews Point Rocky shore. Access via footpath at end of Long Branch Avenue. Limited resident street parking.

Angling Point Rocky shore. Access via public footpath off Phillips Avenue. Limited street parking.

Cape Hedge Beach Cobble beach with boat landing area. Street parking and resident sticker parking lot on South Street. Another resident sticker parking lot on Seaview Street, off Route 127A.

Cathedral Point Path and rocky shore. Access via Cathedral Avenue. Street parking.

Cogswell Farm Landing Rocky shoreaccessed by public footpath. Limited street parking.

Colona Road Rocky Shore Rocky shore 50 yards south of Colona Road. No parking.

Folly Cove Landing Cove with rocky shore. Resident sticker parking.

Good Harbor Beach Extensive sandy beach in Gloucester with dunes and marsh, Wintham Street Landing (unusable for boating when beach use is high in the summer), restrooms, and food concession. Large lot with paid parking for non-residents.

Halibut Point Reservation Natural area on rocky headlands of Cape Ann. Paid parking (free for TTOR members).

Halibut Point State Park Park and wooded areas along rocky shore with trails, handicapped-accessible restrooms, and picnic tables. Adjacent to Atlantic Path. Entrance on Gott Avenue. Paid parking.

Hoop Pole Cove Rocky shore. Resident sticker parking.

Loblolly & Emerson Points Natural area with pebble beach, salt marsh, and rocky areas. Resident sticker parking in small lot at end of Old Penzance Road.

Long Beach Sand and cobble beach with salt marsh and tidal creek. Access off Glenmere Road. Alternate foot access via Salt Marsh Lane (off Route 127A, opposite Frank Street) and over footbridge. Second footbridge from Cape Hedge Beach. No parking at Long Beach. (See parking for Cape Hedge Beach.)

Paradise Rock (Flat Rock Point) Rocky shore accessible by public footpath off Eden Road.

Pebble Beach Mostly cobble beach backed by salt marsh.Street parking.

Pigeon Cove Wharf Working waterfront protected by large stone breakwater with fish market and ocean vistas. Access via Breakwater Road off Route 127. Free parking. Sea Rocks Rocks for scenic viewing and hiking. Paid parking lot on Gott Avenue. Foot access permissible via the private way beyond parking area and hiking trails through Halibut Point State Park.

Steep Bank Landing Scenic path along bluff to rocky shore and cobble beach. Limited resident sticker parking at end of Whale Cove Lane.

Straitsmouth Cove Landing Cobble beach and rocky shore surrounding protected and picturesque cove. Street parking on Marmion Way.

Thacher Island National Wildlife Sanctuary and National Historic Landmark with twin lighthouses, boat ramp, and trail. Tours available through volunteer lighthouse keepers.

Thornwood Rocky Shore Rocky shore. Access via footpath at end of Thornwood Avenue. Limited street parking.

The following sites are accessible by water only: Milk Island, Straitsmouth Island.

Back Beach Landing Sand and cobble beach with grassy area, restrooms, and benches. Street parking.

Bearskin Neck Rocky shore at mouth of Rockport Harbor with breakwater and benches. Limited metered parking at end of South Road.

Bradley Wharf Harborfront wharf with pier and plaza near Motif #1. Resident sticker parking.

Cove Court Road Right-of-way to rocky shore. Access by foot at intersection of Doyle Cove Road and North Road. No parking.

Front Beach Sandy beach and grassy area with handicapped-accessible ramp to beach, restrooms, and benches. Street parking.

Granite Pier Granite breakwater, pier, and boat ramp. Free parking.

Harbor South Shore Rocky shore and pebble beach with small grassy area (Star Island Park) overlooking Rockport Harbor. Street parking.

Headlands Natural area on rocky headland overlooking harbor and rocky shore with paths and benches. Access via footpaths off Highland and Norwood Avenues. Street parking.

Inner Harbor Park Harborfront park encompassing Old Boat House Landing and Rotary Park with boat ramp (access off Dock Square), gravel path, and benches. Parking at T Wharf and at northern end of park.

Lumber Wharf Granite pier encircling man-made harbor with boat landing area and benches. Street parking.

Old Garden Beach and Landing Sandy beach with handicapped-accessible ramp, seawall, grassy park, and benches. Resident sticker parking.

Old Harbor & Flats Right-of-way to granite pier and benches. Street parking.

T Wharf Public pier and marina in Rockport Harbor with boat landing area and restrooms. Resident sticker parking on wharf.

Newburyport Salisbury

Cashman Park Riverfront park with marina, boat ramp (launching fee), pumpout station, playground, and sports fields. Entrance by foot on Merrimac Street, parking and boat launching area accessible via Sally Snyder Way. Paid parking.

Hale Park Greenspace on Water Street with path, benches, and views of Merrimack River and Plum Island. No parking.

Joppa Flats Wildlife Sanctuary Salt marsh restoration area and visitor center. Parking lot.

Salisbury Newburyport Market Landing Park Riverfront park with vessel berthing area and boardwalk. Free parking off Water Street.

Newbury Beach Sandy beach with dunes and concession stand. Paid parking and access points in various locations along Northern Boulevard.

Newburyport Seawall Riverfront park with boat ramp and benches. Small parking lot and street parking.

Plum Island Point Beach Sandy beach with dunes and playground. Adjacent to Coast Guard facility and lighthouse. Paid parking lot.

Salisbury Beach State Reservation See Coastal Focus below.

Salisbury Salt Marsh Wooded upland and several salt marsh parcels bordering Merrimack River. Limited street parking on Ferry Road.

Salisbury Town Wharf Pier, boat ramp, and benches. Small parking lot on 1st Street, off March Road.

Simmons Beach Small parcel of salt marsh in front of seawall with views of Plum Island. No parking.

Spencer Pierce Little Farm Natural area adjacent to Merrimack River with farm fields and historic home/barn landward of Water Street. Access to home/barn via Littles Lane off High Street.

The following sites are accessible by water only: Barnes Island, Mendelson Marsh.

Salisbury Beach State Reservation is one of the state’s most popular ocean beaches, stretching for 3.8 miles along the Atlantic. This 521-acre park, run by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of State Parks and Recreation, offers a variety of recreational opportunities.




 
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