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Salisbury is a popular beach and resort town in the North Shore of Massachusetts. The population was about 9k in the 2020 census.

Get in[edit]

Map of Salisbury (Massachusetts)

A private vehicle is the best way to access Salisbury. The main roads that enter the area are I-95, US Route 1, and MA Route 1A. The nearest bus and train options are found next door in Newburyport. But you'll find it quite challenging to get around here on public transit. For flights, you're roughly in the middle of Boston Logan and Manchester Regional airports. The nearest boat entry is from the mouth of the Merrimack River where Salisbury seperates from the Newburyport/Plum Island area. Docking is available along the river.

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  • 1 Salisbury Beach State Reservation. 24 hours daliy. Salisbury’s beachfront is the perfect place to take a long walk and enjoy all the beach has to offer. It allows beach goers a place to enjoy summer activities like sun tanning, snorkeling, and boogey boarding. Some other attractions include Joe’s Play Land Arcade, physic readings, and many small shops. You'll find merchandise like sunglasses, towels, sunscreen, shell necklaces, and bathing suits. Beach fireworks every Saturday night at 9pm during the summer! The entire beach fills with people waiting to see the show. While people wait they listen to music (sometimes live), play arcade games, enjoy pizza, ice cream, cotton candy, and enjoy each other's company on the waterfront. The beach is lifeguard protected from Memorial Day to Labor day, weather permitting. Use the state park lot to access the beach; since they offer a large parking area, bathrooms, and outdoor showers. $15 parking Memorial Day-Labor Day. Salisbury Beach State Reservation (Q7404740) on Wikidata Salisbury Beach State Reservation on Wikipedia



  • Cristy's Pizza (Salisbury Discount House), 13 Broadway St, +1 978-462-2640. 10AM-11PM daily. Order a slice of beach pizza from Cristy’s! The thin crust, square shaped pizza is wildly popular and sold by the slice. Depending on your preference you might want to order yours with extra cheese since it’s mostly sauce but it's good either way.
  • Lena's Seafood, 131 Rabbit Road, +1 978-465-8572. W-Su 11AM-8PM. Lena’s Seafood is an order at the counter, take your number, chose your own booth kind of restaurant. Very popular during the summer seasons for their fried seafood dishes, famous battered onion rings, and delicious fish and clam chowder. Almost everything is fried so if you’re looking for anything baked or grilled, you’re at the wrong place. About a 12 minute drive from the beachfront.
  • Seaglass, 4 Oceanfront North, +1 978-462-5800. A fancy restaurant on Salisbury beach about a two minute walk from the square. Featuring a vast dining room with large windows overlooking the oceans. The menu offers seafood and steak house selections.


Hampton, located a few miles to the north, has additional lodging options.


Cabin Beach Road Grove Cabins: 104 Beach Road, Salisbury MA. +1 978 465-5813


Shoreline Motel: 41 Atlantic Avenue, Salisbury MA +1 978 465-2929

Michael’s Oceanfront Motel: 40 Central Avenue, Salisbury MA +1 978 499-0260


  • Black Bear Campground, 54 Main St, +1 978-462-3183.
  • Rusnik Family Campground, 121 Lafayette Road, +1 978-462-9551 (Summer).
  • Salisbury Beach, Route 1A (just a few miles south of Hampton Beach). The state park in Salisbury is open during the summer. It offers camping (484 sites) and beach access.

The Pines Camping Area: 28 CCC Road, Salisbury MA. +1 978 465-0013

Beach Rose RV Park (Private): 147 Beach Road, Salisbury MA. +1 978 463- 0226

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Routes through Salisbury
PortsmouthSeabrook  N  S  NewburyportBoston
Merges into  N  S  AmesburyLawrence
PortsmouthSeabrook  N  S  NewburyportBoston

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