Salem Sound to Boston Kayaking Guide Map

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HCA Access Site Name Town Parking Launch Tidal Influence

White Beach Manchester Resident Sandy Not Sensitive

Manchester Town Hall Manchester Public - 2 HR Ramp Not Sensitive

West Beach Beverly Resident Beach Sticker (seasonal) Sandy Not Sensitive
Lynch Park Beverly Public - Fee (seasonal) Sandy Not Sensitive
Accessible Dane Street Beverly On-Street Parking/Lot Sandy Not Sensitive

Independence Park Beverly On-Street Parking Sandy Not Sensitive
Accessible Sandy Point Beverly On-Street Parking Sandy/Ramp Not Sensitive

Pleasant View Park Beverly On-Street Parking Sand/Mud Sensitive

Obear Park Beverly Public Cobble/Sandy Not Sensitive

Popes Landing Danvers Public Ramp/Dock Not Sensitive

Kernwood Marina Salem Public - Fee (seasonal) Ramp/Dock Not Sensitive

Furlong Park Salem On-Street Parking Stairs/Coddle/Mud Sensitive

Collins Cove Salem On-Street Parking Sandy Sensitive

Deadhorse Beach Salem Public Sandy Sensitive

Salem Willows Main Beach Salem Public/2HR Meters Sandy Not Sensitive

Winter Island Park Salem Public - Fee or Sticker (seasonal) Sandy/Dock/Ramp Not Sensitive
Accessible Derby Wharf Beach Salem On-Street Parking Sandy Sensitive

Palmer Cove Salem Limited Public Cobble Sensitive
Accessible Forest River Park Salem Public - Fee (seasonal) Sandy Not Sensitive

Village Street Marblehead Public Dock Not Sensitive

Grace Oliver Beach Marblehead On-Street Parking Sandy/Cobble Not Sensitive

Gas House Beach Marblehead No Parking or Unattended vehicles on Gashouse Lane. Limited on-Street Parking Sandy/Cobble Sensitive
Accessible Riverhead Beach Marblehead Public - Fee (seasonal) Sandy/Ramp Ramp

Phillips Beach Swampscott Resident - Seasonal Sandy/Cobble Not Sensitive

Fishermans Beach Swampscott On-Street/Public Lot Sandy Not Sensitive
Accessible Lynn Shore & Nahant Beach Reservation Lyn/Lynnn Public - Fee (seasonal) Sandy Not Sensitive

Marshview Park Lynn On-Street Parking Gravel/Mud Sensitive

Vitale Park Saugus Public Dock Sensitive

Stocker Playground Saugus Public Ramp Sensitive

Pines River (At the Wharf) Revere Limited Public Ramp Sensitive

William Gibson Memorial Park Revere Public Gravel/Mud Sensitive

Revere Beach Revere On-Street Parking Sandy Not Sensitive

Constitution Beach East Boston Public Lot Sandy Not Sensitive

Winthrop Town Landing Winthrop Public - Fee Ramp Not Sensitive

Deer Island Winthrop Public Sandy/Cobble Not Sensitive

• Never exceed the weight capacity of your boat and always check your equipment for wear and tear before you paddle.

• Seek qualified instruction to learn proper paddling techniques, water safety and basic first aid.

• Wear your life jacket. Coast Guard regulations require that all kayaks have a lifejacket on board. Wearing your lifejacket will help keep your head above water and add insulation to your body, keeping you warmer in cold water.

• Tell someone your paddle plan, which includes: where you are going, what you will be doing, how long you expect to be gone and how many people are in your party. Then stick to your plan.

• Paddling in the surf zone or in rivers can be dangerous. Always wear a helmet.

• Be aware of weather conditions and water temperature. Prepare for changes in weather and the possibility of a capsize. If paddling in cold water, a wet suit or dry suit can keep you warm and comfortable. In warm weather, a long sleeve shirt can provide sun protection.

• Stay hydrated. Always bring plenty of water and food.

• Beware of off-shore winds that make it difficult to return to shore.

• When paddling in a new area, check with the locals regarding currents, shoreline conditions and weather patterns. Plan an "escape" route - an alternative place to get off the water should environmental conditions dictate it. Abiding by these rules will help to make your kayak adventure safer and fun.

• Be aware of weather conditions and water temperature. Prepare for changes in weather and the possibility of a capsize. If paddling in cold water, a wet suit or dry suit can keep you warm and comfortable. In warm weather, a long sleeve shirt can provide sun protection.

• Stay hydrated. Always bring plenty of water and food.

• Beware of off-shore winds that make it difficult to return to shore.

• When paddling in a new area, check with the locals regarding currents, shoreline conditions and weather patterns. Plan an "escape" route - an alternative place to get off the water should environmental conditions dictate it. Abiding by these rules will help to make your kayak adventure safer and fun.

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