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Salisbury Beach State Res., MA

Photo: Salisbury Beach State Res.


Salisbury Beach is one of the state's most popular ocean beaches stretching for 3.8 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. This 521-acre park offers swimming, boating, fishing and camping. The campground offers 481 sites with water and electric, and newly renovated bathhouses. On the beach, three new comfort stations, over-the-dune boardwalks, and a new playground and pavilion area make this a popular ocean destination. The Reservation also has two boat ramps that are located on teh Merrimack River at the campground's southern edge.

IMPORTANT: MA State Parks prohibits the transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities. Arriving customers must get their firewood at the campground. Firewood is available at tthe Camp Store and pricing may vary from other DCR campgrounds. Transportation of firewood into or out of MA State Park Campground facilities may result in eviction, or substantial fine, or both.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating (Motorized)
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Parking
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Scenic Viewing Area
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Hookups
Within 10 Miles
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
Alerts and Important Information

IMPORTANT: The United States Centers for Disease Control, DCR's MassParks and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health encourage everyone to be safe outdoors. Diseases associated with ticks and mosquitoes are growing threats in Massachusetts. When outdoors, please take necessary precautions as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control.

CDC Outdoor Safety


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Beginning in 2009 Salisbury Beach customers will see a $2.00 per night surcharge on camping fees. For more information click here.

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all Massachusetts State Parks and Campgrounds.

There are no water hookups and no dumping station from 10/23/2014 to 11/29/2014.

The reservation must be in the name of the primary occupant.

To insure fairness for all MA customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 6-month Maximum Window cannot be changed or canceled until 18 days after the reservation was made.

If you choose to cancel or change your reservation, a $10.00 fee will be charged. The reservation transaction charge is non-refundable.

Cancellations made on the day of arrival must be made by contacting the campground and will result in the loss of the first night's camping use fee plus the $10.00 cancellation fee. Fees will be deducted from any refunds due or will be added to future reservations. Refunds of $5.00 or less cannot be processed. If you leave early, please check-out at the contact station.

If you are unable to arrive on your scheduled arrival date, you must call the campground. Failure to contact the park by 8:00 A.M. the morning following your scheduled arrival date may result in your campsite being reassigned to another camper and forfeiture of all fees paid.

Help this state forest, park or beach by donating to the Conservation Trust.

Learn more about our volunteer host camping program.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our campers:
  • Salisbury Beach Reservation is located on a barrier beach therefore, may be closed at any time due to severe weather conditions.
  • There are extended picnic tables for wheelchair access available upon request.
  • Respect the 14-day camping limit. To ensure that many campers enjoy our parks, campers and camping equipment are limited to 14 cumulative days occupancy in any one park between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Violators of the 14-day limit may be asked to leave the park.
  • Don't overcrowd your campsite. Please limit site occupancy to four people or one family (parents and children 17 or under). Please limit site equipment to two tents or one trailer or RV and one tent. Also, please no more than two vehicles per campsite.
  • Check-in time is 1:00 P.M.; Check-out time is 11:00 A.M.
  • Quiet hours are 10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
  • Pets are welcome in most campgrounds, but please keep them on a 10' leash at all times, clean up after them, never leave them unattended and prevent them from disturbing others. Also, you must bring proof of rabies vaccination when camping with your pet. Pets are prohibited from designated beach areas, Boston Harbor Islands, Camp Nihan and all yurt and cabin sites.
  • Massachusetts law requires that children age 16 and under wear a helmet when bicycling. The MA DCR encourages all cyclists to wear a helmet and to cycle safely.
  • Please do not feed wild animals.

Getting There:

From Rte. 95:

Take exit 58A to Newburyport and the intersection with Rte. 110 East. Follow Rte. 110 East to Salisbury and the intersection with Rte. 1A North. Turn left on Rte. 1A. Then take the next right ( beach Rd) and follow it 2 miles to the Park entrance on the right.

From Rte. 495:

Take Rte. 495 to exit 55 and the intersection with Rte. 110. Follow Rte. 110 East to Salisbury and the intersection with Rte. 1A North. Follow Rte. 1A North approximately 2 miles to the park entrance on the right.

Campground Address:
P.O. Box 5303
Salisbury, MA

Campground Phone Number:

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Salisbury Beach State Res.
PO Box 5303

Phone Number:

Information: (978)462-4481