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“Nice beach, not too crowded.”

Demarest Lloyd State Park
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247 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Nice beach, not too crowded.”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

There are positives & negatives to this beach. Positives for some may be huge negatives for you. Depends on what you are looking for.

There is a $7 state beach parking fee. Most of the state beaches start to charge after Memorial Day. This one has not started yet as of early June. Some park on the street and walk in, but it is a pretty significant walk to get from the road to the beach.

There are bathroom facilities near the main beach area. There is a smaller secondary road to the left that takes you to a 2nd beach area.

The water is fairly shallow with lots of sandbars. The kids can go way out & still only be up to their knees. However, there are dropoff points where it is deep.

The upper part of the beach is nice sand, but closer to the water and in the water is very rocky. There are also TONS of snails. I thought it smelled a little swampy the day I was there too. The view is spectacular and there is room to spread out.

Along the road into the park there are grills where you can cook lunch (charcoal only). Hiking trails as well. There were several people fishing out in the middle of the water, away from the beach, although they said they only had one fish between them all morning.

In early summer the turns & plover are nesting so there is no kite flying and some roped off areas because the plover at least, are endangered.

I enjoyed the beach, but would not go there on a day that I wanted to swim, as there just wasn't a spot deep enough for me to even get waist deep without walking VERY far & if I sat, I would be sitting on a ton of snails.

If you are looking for great views, uncrowded, shallow water where the kids can splash & dig with TONS of water area for playing in, this is a wonderful choice off of the beaten path.

Visited June 2013
5 Thank travelingclark
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great for families with little ones!”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Very shallow water,great for the little one to explore. Rest rooms available. Plenty of parking and a shaded picnic area.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank SMS_Bob
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Rochester, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just like it was when I was a kid”
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We used to go to Barney's Joy for Fourth of July when I was a kid. It was an all day event, packing up a picnic, bringing the jars for firefly catching later in the even and polliwog catching in the stream. We loved low tide to walk out on the sandbar, walking along the beach. 40 yrs or so later and the place looks the same .. that's good with me. Lots of fun, just as I remembered. I brought my nieces and nephew and they too had a blast (I know they'll remember it when they grow up)

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Laura M
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
720 reviews
276 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 673 helpful votes
“Great views of the ocean”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

Coastal pleasure. All seasons. Surrounded by farm and sea.

Visited December 2011
Thank EagleEyeBoston
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Massachusetts Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 17 August 2009

I think Demarest Lloyd Beach is absolutely Gorgeous. It has huge sandbars so it is perfect for little ones since the water in this area only gets between 2-3 feet (no waves) and the water is warmer. Terrific landscape and very serine. Great picnic areas too!

If your looking for t-shirt stands, arcades and gift shops this is certainly not the place.
If your looking a nice day to relax on the beach, then you found your place. Two thumbs way up!

8 Thank RandyWestMa
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