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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Newbury Beach

Derry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Hi currently on holiday in boston and its off peak season(sept) but still very warm and been told by the locals best time of year to come as the foliage is just starting to turn autumnal but still very warm and no crowds. The beach was beautiful and clean .The water a little on the cold side for me but if your a surfer great waves.As the season is coming to an end it felt very relaxed and didnt feel pushed along by the crowds.We even wore our shorts!!!A real great little beach and well worth going to.

Visited September 2012
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Rochester, New York
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155 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Gorgeous beach!!!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

I took my kids here on my last visit to the area and was pleasantly surprised. I usually dread going to the beach because of the crowds and this was not at all a problem with this beach. Although there were a lot of people (hot day, mid August) the beach was so large no one was on top of anyone else. If you aren't a sun worshipper, you could walk for an hour and never reach the end of the beach. The water did seem a bit more fierce than other beaches so I definitely watched my kids even more closely. The 5 dollars that you pay to get in the reserve is nothing and you can take a break and go farther in the reserve and walk the boardwalk. Or drive into Newburyport and have dinner or ice cream and shop away! Definitely a winner location that I wish I didn't live 7 hours from!!!

4 Thank SSA40
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Clean beaches, clean water. Watch out for Drop off in water”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

This beach and area are very clean and more family oriented. The beach is a sharper slope than some other nearby beaches, so watch the little ones going in. The undertow at shore from breaking waves could be a danger to the real little ones who can't swim. I remember being terrified when my parents would bring us here when I was a kid. For adults it's fine. Most people hang out in the water beyond the wave breaks, which is only a few feet in. The waves seem to roll in the same spot. Lot of boats offshore to see riding by. The sand is very soft and free of rocks, broken shells, seaweed. Parking in the lots run $10-$20 for the day, depending on when you get there. Most free parking are for the residents. There are port-a-poties. If you want a real bathroom, stop at the visitor's center before you go over the bridge on the way in. The surrounding neighborhood is nice and safe for all. Plenty of walking distance little restaurants.

4 Thank D2andM
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New Hampshire
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107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Right Place for Warmer water”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Location is everything and Plum Island is in just the right place to get a little warmer water than the other beaches nearby. Not much for services, but a nice beach and not so crowded.

Thank thxsparrow
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Boston area
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beautiful area, but beware”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

I love Plum Island, but if you're not familiar with the area it's vital to get information about areas to avoid due to riptides. These include the area where the Merrimack River flows into the ocean and a number of other places. People drown here nearly every year. There are no lifeguards, and the current is so strong in places that people wading in shallow water have been swept out to sea.

I'm not trying to discourage people from going here, but you need to be get advice from the locals and be careful. Don't become a statistic.

Visited August 2011
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