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“OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Salisbury Beach

Salisbury Beach
North Reading
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488 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Years ago this place was great. There is not much there now. It is ok for a few hours but that is about it.

Visited August 2012
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Trois-Pistoles
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice beach for the sun and sand”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

The beach is nice, no seaweed, water sometime warm... and always clean. The surrounding city and places are less than average, nothing very interesting else than the beach. The rules near the beach are annoying, no board, no flying kite, nothing at all.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Neeltak
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Quebec,Quebec
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Camping Salisbury beach state park”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Let me start by saying that the beach at this park/campground is very nice. It is clean and there was no seaweed when we were there in July 2012. The water is c-c-c old. Around 66F. But the kids didn't seem to mind. The negatives....TOO many rules for this Canadian. No footballs, or Frisbees, no boogy boards and worst of all, noooo alcohol. Lame! But here's a trick we found very effective; stop at a Mcdonald's and buy a large coffee, drink the coffee if you feel inclined, then re-fill with your favourite cocktail et voila drinks at the beach with no one the wiser!
The town of Salisbury sucks so don't expect any boardwalk experience. As for the campground, beware of wandering law enforcement. 3 times a day they patrol the entire campground looking for rowdy Canadians. You'll find them on foot, in cop cars, on horse, and even in ghost cars! The first night we got a $50 fine and all our beer confiscated. Let that be a lesson to us! Next time we'll stay in a private campground but let me put this out to all the American's out there, what is the deal with the alcohol restriction? Why do you tolerate this sort of government control?

Visited July 2012
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5 Thank Quebec_QuebecTab_cat
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fishing”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

About 50 yards after the last lifeguard tower you can fish on the beach during the day which was awesome. We parked the car at the parking lot that abuts the beach (10 bucks) behind their little boardwalk, and literally walk about 100 yards and voila we were fishing!! We caught striper bass during in the evening but weren't so lucky during the day (too many swimmers I think). Fun anyway.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank mpaikrn
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Boston, Massachusetts
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620 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“GREAT LOCAL BEACH”
Reviewed July 27, 2012

Salisbury Beach is decent and clean. The arcade area is in much need of some TLC, but if your there for some pizza, sun & surf. Its all good!

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank CMC_2012
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