Salisbury State Park, Salisbury, Massachusetts is perched on the intersection of the Atlantic Ocean and the mouth of the Merrimack River. This placement allows for the perfect mix of camping, beach fun and striper fishing. Huge sand beaches, a giant play park and ample opportunity to cook marshmallows over the campfire are sure to please kids of all ages. Throw on the top of this exciting mix, the possibility to catch a striped bass or blue fish of truly epic proportions and you have all the ingredients necessary for an awesome family weekend.
Where to fish you might ask? No worries, as the beach is typically loaded with excited fishermen, all willing and eager to share the latest information on how and where the fish are biting. My suggestion would be to show-up, toss in a line and listen to the latest gossip. Half the fun with surfcasting is watching the jumping baitfish and diving seagulls, to determine where the fish are schooling and working out a game plan to catch them.
There are some great sites, within the campground, to pitch a tent or park a camper that are within 50 yards of great fishing. We stayed on the beach end of “Y” street and great fishing was less than a minute walk. Just realize that most spots are VERY close together and privacy is VERY limited. Also, if you want shade for a dog or yourself if the weather is sunny, you may want to request a site with trees, otherwise take your chances and you may end up in a barren region of sandy purgatory.
See here for more information on Salisbury State Park
or nearby Hampton Beach State Park
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