Salisbury, Massachusetts

Salisbury Beach State Park

Salisbury, Massachusetts



Salisbury, Massachusetts
Phone: (978) 462-4481

Sites: 484
Recent Rate: $34 6/2015

Latitude: 42.8287087497943
Longitude: -70.8177852630615

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) ?
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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44 Reviews

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mdcamping

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

With the direct access to two beaches and the cost per night is why we keep choosing this campground. Our W/E hookups were in good working order. No sewer available at campground. Typical beach area camping, place flat with little shade. Camp sites are grid style and on the small side. Bathrooms and showers were just okay. No Wi-Fi, but good signal on our Verizon cell phone. Campground offers two beaches, kayaking and fishing. Careful, many of the sites have manhole covers and sharp drop from the site asphalt which are trip hazards. We would return again. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Take a trip south on RTE 1 to close by Newburyport, MA, scenic town with lots of fine dining and shops.

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PENNY

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Good location between the river, marsh and ocean. There is practically something for everyone: river beach which is dog friendly, ocean beach with good waves and a marsh for kayaking. The sites vary and some are quite crowded since you are allowed 2 vehicles plus the camping unit. The park allows the extra vehicles to park on the grass between sites so it can get congested. There many boats since the launch ramp is park of the park and many fishermen were launching and retrieving each day. If you kayak on the river, look for seals near the rocks. They were a lovely sight. It is a state park so the sites are still larger than the nearby private campground. The access road has wide shoulders which make it convenient to ride bikes to the nearby town of Salisbury Beach.

The bathrooms were cleaned frequently but there are 481 sites with no sewer hookup so at times they did get dirty but the friendly staff was working hard to keep them presentable. The family wants to return next year. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

For a good ocean view lunch try the Surfside in Salisbury Beach, the deck juts right out to the ocean. A good candy shop in Salisbury Beach is Willeys, try the cashew caramel corn it is worth the $6.00. We ordered cooked lobsters from David's seafood market and they were great as well as the steamers. Take a walk through nearby Newburyport. If you want to go fishing , there are choices in Hampton Beach which is only 5 miles north. Our fisherman caught 100 mackerel on a half day charter.

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demoon

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $34.00
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This is our first visit to this park when it has been busy. We usually are here early or late in the season. We were there from Tuesday to Friday and by Thursday afternoon the park was quite full, yet we were amazed at how peaceful and quiet it was. There is some construction going on during the day near the breakwater at the mouth of the river, but we did not find the noise bad at all. Each evening while we were there two members of the MA State Police Mounted Unit rode through the park, stopping for pictures and chatting with campers. Leashed dogs are permitted on the river beach, but not on the main beach. We will return. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Drive route 1a north for great ocean views. Visit Newburyport, to the south. Eat lobster.

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mdcamping

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
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Our first time visiting during the off season. Found the campground only 1/3 full, a nice change from the peak summer months. We had no problem with our hookups. Typical beach area camping; place flat with little shade. Camp sites are grid style and on the small side. Bathrooms and showers were just so-so. No Wi-Fi, but good signal on our Verizon cell phone. Campground offers two beaches, kayaking, fishing and only 40 minutes drive to southern ME attractions. At $26 per night we find this campground a good valve. Would return again. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Hit The Road

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
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Although the sites are a little close for our liking, we really enjoyed staying here. It's a great, affordable location for going to the beach, with reasonable drives to Hampton Beach and Kittery Outlets. If you go to the outlets, eat at Robert's Maine Grill, it was amazing! Back to the campsite; as others have said, the faucet is way to the back of the site, so you'll have to use two 25-foot hoses. The campground is very pet friendly, with doggy doo stations here and there where you can pick up bags and drop off used ones. There is no alcohol allowed on the campground, but you do see many people drinking out of big plastic cups...Beaches are beautiful, but the ocean is very cold. They had dump station problems while we were there, but came up with a work-around within a couple of days and gave us a discount, so we were satisfied. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Hawkhill59

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $20.00
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Worse check-in experience ever. We pulled into campground driveway and waited a little over an hour to get to the office to check in. They were unbelievably slow checking in the incoming units and they let some people who ignored the line go ahead of the long line of us who were patiently waiting. Beware the need for your pet's vaccination records. I don't think that is a bad thing, but they will not process your site assignment until you can present it. We changed site after a couple of days in order to lengthen our stay and had to go back to our RV to re-supply them with the records again even though they had the record info in their computer. Also, pets cannot be left alone in RV, so you need to make boarding arrangements for them when you are out sightseeing. This is due to the fear that there might be a power outage and since the sites sit in the open blazing sun, your pets ay not survive the outage. Sites okay - angled back ins with fairly sandy ground if you do not line up correctly. Streets are suppose to be one way, but it was not enforced causing a few issues with rigs trying to back in and cars zipping in and out. Dump station was a two lane station, so although it was busy on the way out, it was not too bad. However, there is not a pipe to stick your sewer fitting into as there is just an open drain slot to ay your sewer hose by. Beach is accessible from park by walking to day area to get around seawall that protects the river inlet. No swimming is allowed on riverside. You need to be on the oceanside to swim which is accessible in day area. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $24.00
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This is a very nice park. The sites are large and well separated, but the utility hook-ups are far in the rear of the sites. Our electric cable barely reached and we had to use two 25' hoses. The restrooms are the largest I've seen. Plenty of shower stalls. No Wi-Fi but T-Mobile works. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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demoon

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $22.00
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Location is fantastic. Easy access to ocean and river beach. Sites are well laid out and hookups are more than adequate. Pedestals are to the rear of the sites and are quite far back. We needed to use two 25' hoses. This an excellent location to explore Salisbury and Newburyport, MA as well as Hampton Beach, NH. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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sbradley

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $22.00
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We've camped here the past few years, always in September. The trailer sites were all full the weekend we were here. The location is perfect. It's where the river meets the sea. Flat roads, small sites with concrete pads, fire rings, and charcoal grills. Very pet friendly. The store is small, dingy, and not well stocked but does have firewood, which you may not bring in. The playground is great. We'll be back next year. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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k2backhoe

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $24.00
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We loved this place. Big and clean and not crowded. Lots of beach and riverfront area. Nice hiking nearby. very good value for the price. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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mdcamping

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical beach area camping; place flat with little shade. Camp sites are grid style and on the small side. Our site hookups were okay. Noticed place very crowded with lots of extra cars, boats with trailers, tents, and people, but found everyone very respectful. Was here 4 yrs ago and again I had checked off that the bathrooms and showers were clean, but to be honest I’ve seen better. Price per night makes this place a good value, would certainly return again. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Pretzel Guy

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $22.00
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This was our third year in a row here. It is an absolute bargain if you want to be at the beach. Legitimately walkable. The very end of the Merrimack river ends here, and prior to the ocean beach you have a beautiful river beach with plenty of sand. This is a great place for easy biking as the roads are tarred and dead flat. My wife was kicking herself that she didn't take her bike, but I and the little ones brought ours! We camped in a 17' Hybrid Trailer. I gave this place an 8 instead of a 10 because there is no shade (you are at the beach) and there are virtually no activities; although there are some nature programs and plenty of boating and fishing right here at the park, and nice playground for the little ones. Also there is plenty to do in Salisbury, Hampton Beach is about 10 miles to the north and Newburyport is 10 miles to the South! We camped with two adults and two children ages 6 & 7. We love this place and will be back again next year!!! We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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harleyy87

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
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3 Days of beautiful weather, but we love this campground for the level sites, clean area, next to the beach. Friendly staff at the gate close to major beaches in New Hampshire, need reservation way in advance. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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eye8ubutler

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $25.00
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It is a very tired looking place. When we were there only one washroom building open. It is ideal for the July August crowds who just need the essentials! We will not be going back. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Campers for Life

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $22.00
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We come back here as often as we can. The ocean breezes reach most all the sites and the views of both the ocean and river are wonderful. It's a great, level place to walk and ride your bikes for great distances with beautiful views. We camped at Salisbury Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

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