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Beverly - Pleasant View Beach

Access: Public

Parking: Resident on-street parking. No public parking.

Launch: Sandy to mud

Tidal Influences: Sensitive

Charts: NOAA -13275 (1:25,000) or NOAA 13274 (1:40,000)


Pleasant View Park

Photo Credit: Google

Pleasant View Beach is below Gillis Park off Porter Street in Beverly. Since there is resident-only parking on the streets, this might be better as either a drop-off spot for kayaks or a destination stop. The Porter Street extension provides a narrow roadway down to the beach area. There are no restrooms or other facilities.


Pleasant View Park Aerial

The beach is located at the mouth of the Bass River and provides an easy paddle up the Bass or Danvers River or into the North River, given good weather conditions or the right tide.


Pleasant View Park Beach

Before turning into a mudflat the wide sandy beach provides plenty of space to launch or pull in.


Pleasant View park from water

This view from the Bass River at near high tide shows the beach and Gillis Park retaining wall. Another name for this area is Goat Hill.


Featured Trails of Pleasant View Park - Beverly

Pleasant View Park Trails

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For tidal information, consult The North Shore Tide Charts.

The above map provides suggestions for possible routes but is not a navigational map. Please refer to a nautical chart particularly if you are not familiar with the area and always be aware of weather conditions, boat traffic and other safety precautions while out on the water.