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Salem – Collins Cove  

Access: Public

Parking: On-street parking is available along the street adjacent to Collins Cove (Parking outlined in red in the photo below).

Launch: Sandy Beach

Tidal Influences: Sensitive - mudflat exposed at low tide

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


Collins Cove Aerial

Collins Cove Beach provides access to the Danvers River and generally provides calm waters to paddle in (except when the winds are hard out of the northeast). The tide does influence access to Collins Cove as you can see from the aerial above. Window of use should revolve around two hours before and after high tide. If you are arriving or departing at low tide, you will find a mudflat that is impossible to navigate. There are no restrooms or other facilities at this beach.


Collins Cove Beach

The beach is sandy and frequented by sunbathers, toddlers and swimmers during the summer months. The stairs are in bad shape, but there is direct beach access off Webb Street at the southern end of the wall.


Collins Cove path

The beach is next to the City of Salem's Collins Cove Park and Playground which has swings a slide a baseball diamond, tennis courts and a basketball court. There is a walking/bike path and grassy area along the beach and cove.


Featured Trails from Collins Cove - Salem

Collins Cove Trails

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.