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Salem – Salem Willows Main Beach

Access: Public

Parking: Free Parking and 2HR metered parking

Launch: Sandy Beach

Tidal Influences: Not Sensitive

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


Salem Willows

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The Main Beach is in the center of Salem Willows. Food and refreshments can be found just off the sandy beach and restrooms are in the park. The fishing pier, located next to the beach, is where you can find some old timers fishing who tell stories of the days their buckets were full of Winter flounder.


Main Beach

Getting a boat to the beach is a bit more difficult due to the stairs and ramp. Dead Horse Beach (located right around the bend) allows you to walk right on, but Dead Horse Beach at low tide turns into a mud flat, while the Main Beach can still be accessed at low tide.


Salem Willows

Dead Horse Beach Parking

Parking at the Salem Willows Arcade


Parking by Dead Horse Beach is free, but is a bit of a trek with a boat to Main Beach unless you don't mind leaving your boat while you park. Otherwise, 2HR metered parking is located by Main Beach.


Featured Trails from Willows Main Beach - Salem

Willows 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.