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“Beautiful area, but beware”
Review of Newbury Beach

Reviewed 14 April 2012

I love Plum Island, but if you're not familiar with the area it's vital to get information about areas to avoid due to riptides. These include the area where the Merrimack River flows into the ocean and a number of other places. People drown here nearly every year. There are no lifeguards, and the current is so strong in places that people wading in shallow water have been swept out to sea.

I'm not trying to discourage people from going here, but you need to be get advice from the locals and be careful. Don't become a statistic.

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

beautiful white sand beach (slowly washing out to sea); love the area, wish parking was better. the reserve is amazing -- when it's accessible and there are no greenheads

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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Clean, reasonably priced parking. Tip - go on a weekday for a prime beach spot and cheaper parking!

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Reviewed 11 October 2011

Turn Right on Sunset, pay the $5 to enter the Wildlife Refuge Park, and park in lots 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 if you want beach access -- note, after c. lot 3, you'll be driving on gravel. Very limited parking -- rangers close the gate when lots are full. Limited parking keeps the beach feeling like you're almost the only ones there. Water is crystal clear. Hunt for shark eggs among the kelp. The refuge visitor center which is located on the Right en route to the island is a very nice, modern, informative place worth visiting before driving to the island -- and good place for restroom break.

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