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Salem – Dead Horse Beach

Access: Public

Parking: Free directly across from the beach

Launch: Sandy Beach

Tidal Influences: Sensitive - mudflat exposed at low tide

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


Photo Credit: Google

Dead Horse Beach, located at Salem Willows Park, faces Beverly Harbor. Dead Horse Beach is one of the larger sandy beachs located in Salem Willows. Free parking is located directly across the street. There are restrooms at Salem Willows Park, but no restrooms or other facilities at this beach.


Dead Horse beach

Dead Horse Beach should be accessed around high tide, preferably two hours before or after. As the tide goes out, a mud flat becomes exposed which will create problems getting back to the beach.


Dead Horse Beach Parking

Parking at Dead Horse Beach is located within walking distance from the beach.


Featured Trails from Dead Horse Beach - Salem

Dead Horse Beach 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.