Salisbury Beach State Reservation
|Salisbury Beach State Reservation|
|Massachusetts State Park|
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m) |
|Area||355 acres (144 ha) |
|Management||Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation|
|Website: Salisbury Beach State Reservation|
Activities and amenities
- Beaches: The park features a 3.8-mile-long (6.1 km) beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Beaches and restrooms are handicapped-accessible. Smaller, non-swimming beaches are found on the Merrimack River.
- Camping: The park's 484-site campground includes handicapped-accessible sites as well as RV hookups and dump station.
- Boating: Motorized and non-motorized boating can be accessed from two boat ramps on the Merrimack River.
- The park also offers showers, picnicking, a playground and pavilion, fishing, restricted hunting, a group day-use area, and educational programs.
- Fees: In 2013, the park entrance fee was $9 a day for Massachusetts residents and $13 for visitors from out of state.
Birds that can be sighted include black ducks, green-winged teal, and great blue herons, along with pectoral, solitary, and least sandpipers. "White-winged and surf scoters can be seen flying low over open water or bobbing in loose flocks among the offshore waves."
- "Salisbury Beach State Reservation". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- "2012 Acreage Listing". Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
- "Salisbury Beach State Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
- "Salisbury Beach Visitor's Guide". Retrieved August 5, 2013.
- "Salisbury Beach State Reservation". Wildlife Viewing Areas. Watchable Wildlife, Inc. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- Salisbury Beach State Reservation Department of Conservation and Recreation