Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Beach Road, off Route 1A, Salisbury, MA 01952


Overview of Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Salisbury Beach overlooks the point at which the Merrimack River feeds the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a great place to swim, boat, or camp.

Hours for Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Daily parking fee charged May 15 through October 31. Credit and debit accepted for parking fee (no cash).

MA resident  $14

Non-MA resident  $40

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

Get a parking pass for Massachusetts state parks

Get a lifetime senior parking pass (MA Residents)

Activitiesat Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Children swimming


Swim and sunbathe along Salisbury Beach’s 3.8-mile coastline.
A couple canoeing across a quiet lake.


Launch your motorboat, canoe, or kayak from 2 boat ramps on the Merrimack River.
A campsite along a full forest of trees.


Salisbury Beach offers 484 campsites for tents, trailers, or R.V.

All Activities at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

  • Boating (motorized)
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Educational programs
  • Camping
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming

Facilities at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

  • Boardwalk
  • Picnic area
  • Boat ramp
  • Grilling
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic viewing areas
  • Showers
  • Trailer/R.V. dumping
  • Trailer/R.V. hookup
  • Weddings

Accessibility at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

  • Accessible beaches
    • Available beach chairs (20 sunbathing wheelchairs, 3 floating wheelchairs)
  • Accessible camping
  • Accessible educational programs
  • Accessible picnicking
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Accessible swimming
  • Accessible nature center

Restrictions at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

  • No dogs or other pets, with exception of service animals, allowed on beach April 1st to Sept. 15th.
  • No alcohol
  • No littering


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