At Crane Beach, you’ll enjoy one of the finest beaches and outdoor recreation destinations on the East Coast. With its clean, inviting water, miles of shoreline, and mesmerizing views, Crane Beach has been a favorite with the ocean-loving public for generations.
More than five miles of trails wind through coastal dunes here, which shield inland areas from storm waves and flooding. And, Castle Neck is the site of the North Shore’s largest pitch pine forest.
Also known as Dane Street Beach. The beach overlooks Beverly Harbor and Salem’s waterfront. Lifeguards during the summer make this a safe place to swim. The large expanse of lawn between the street and the beach is a great place to picnic, relax or play impromptu games of soccer, softball and frisbee while enjoying the sea breeze. The hill overlooking the harbor has picnic tables tucked among the trees, providing a secluded place to enjoy a picnic with a view.
Also Known as Goat Hill or Pleasant View. This neighborhood park overlooks the Danvers and Bass Rivers. The beach area is tidal and used primarily by the nearby residents; there is no lifeguard on duty, so you swim at your own risk. Gillis Park is only one block from the downtown area.
Walking path and grass area along beach. Swings, slides, and a basketball court On-street parking available Lifeguard on duty seven days a week - two hours before high tide and remains until two hours after high tide [during summer season]