Coronavirus (COVID-19) Adjusted Business Services North of Boston

Adjusted Beach Policies Summer 2020


Updated: 7/14/2020

*information subject to change*

Swampscott beaches – open to Swampscott Residents with a town recreation parking pass

Nahant beaches – operated by Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) – open sunrise to sunset. Daily parking fees are $10 MA residents; $40 non-MA residents. Parking areas at Lynn Shore and Nahant Beach Reservation closed to aid in the prevention of spreading Covid-19. On-street parking along the ocean side of the roadway are closed.

Salem beaches: Winter Island has a fee for non-residents ($15 weekend/$10 weekday). Dead Horse and Willows beaches are free. No restrictions other than masks/6 ft. social distancing.

Singing Beach and all Manchester beaches – only residents allowed until further notice.

Rockport beaches are open to everyone. Parking is kiosk metered. The public restrooms are open until 6 p.m. 

Gloucester beaches  All beach parking lots and Stage Fort Park are for residents only. Good Harbor and Wingaersheek Beaches are open to residents only now. Parking is on a first come, first serve basis.  Follow Gloucester Beaches on Facebook for real time updates.  

Crane Beach – Open to all via Timed Entry Pass or valid Ipswich resident sticker only. Crane Beach Permit holders, Trustees Members, and the public must reserve Timed Entry Pass in advance. Hours are 8AM-6PM daily (Ipswich resident lot stays open until 8PM). The Snack Shack is open 11AM-4PM, and Beach Store from 9AM-5PM. Restrooms are available, but no showers, changing rooms, or water fountains. Passes are released on Monday at Noon for Tu/We/Th/Fr and on Thursday at Noon for Sa/Su/Mo. CLICK HERE TO GET PASSES.

Newburyport beaches: The north end of Plum Island is open with some areas designated for residents only. Limited parking. For a combination of reasons related to COVID and nesting birds, there is currently no public beach access at Parker River NWR. Stage Island Trail, Pines Trail and Boardwalk 5 are open. Limited restroom facilities at Sub-Headquarters and Hellcat Parking lots. The Visitor Center is closed and there is currently no access to the beach from the Refuge – Lot 1 boardwalk is closed.

Salisbury beaches: Beaches are open and not restricted to MA residents. There are two town-owned beach parking lots and several on-street spaces with kiosk paying around the beach center. Some spaces are limited to 2 or 3 hours, but others allow all-day parking at higher rates. The Salisbury Beach State Reservation is open ($14 for MA residents; $40 for all non-MA residents). Parking is limited.

Beverly: Lynch Park – Open only to Beverly residents!  Residents must have a 2019 sticker or show proof of residency at the gate including (registration, insurance binder showing car garaged in Beverly, lease agreement, etc.)  Licenses are not accepted as proof of residency.Dane Street Beach and other beaches:  Parking is restricted to residents only on all streets near public beaches.  Parking is totally limited in many areas with “No Parking” signs posted in some areas near beaches.