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Access to Salisbury Beach fully restored ahead of July Fourth

Access to Salisbury Beach fully restored ahead of July Fourth

Access to Salisbury Beach on North Shore fully restored ahead of July Fourth


The last of three Salisbury Beach access points that were closed earlier this year due to winter storm damage has been reopened, meaning that full access to one of the more popular beaches on the North Shore of Massachusetts has been restored in time for the Fourth of July.The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced Sunday that Access Point 8 at Salisbury Beach was back open. The two other damaged access points, Access Points 9 and 10, reopened ahead of Memorial Day weekend.”DCR worked in close partnership with the town, the legislative delegation, the community, and our partner agencies to safely and efficiently restore full access to the Beach — a beautiful destination spot and economic driver for the region — as quickly as possible,” DCR Commissioner Brian Arrigo said in a statement.”I am proud of the extraordinary collaboration that made this project possible. The DCR, Merrimack River Beach Alliance, Salisbury Town officials, the legislative delegation and citizens all worked together to get this done. This is a major victory for everyone who loves our beaches,” State Sen. Bruce Tarr, chair of the Merrimack River Beach Alliance, said in a statement.DCR said it is committed to working with the town on a longer-term solution to climate-change-driven erosion at Salisbury Beach.Previous coverage:

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The last of three Salisbury Beach access points that were closed earlier this year due to winter storm damage has been reopened, meaning that full access to one of the more popular beaches on the North Shore of Massachusetts has been restored in time for the Fourth of July.

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced Sunday that Access Point 8 at Salisbury Beach was back open. The two other damaged access points, Access Points 9 and 10, reopened ahead of Memorial Day weekend.

“DCR worked in close partnership with the town, the legislative delegation, the community, and our partner agencies to safely and efficiently restore full access to the Beach — a beautiful destination spot and economic driver for the region — as quickly as possible,” DCR Commissioner Brian Arrigo said in a statement.

“I am proud of the extraordinary collaboration that made this project possible. The DCR, Merrimack River Beach Alliance, Salisbury Town officials, the legislative delegation and citizens all worked together to get this done. This is a major victory for everyone who loves our beaches,” State Sen. Bruce Tarr, chair of the Merrimack River Beach Alliance, said in a statement.

DCR said it is committed to working with the town on a longer-term solution to climate-change-driven erosion at Salisbury Beach.

Previous coverage:

  • June 25, 2023