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“Clean beaches, clean water. Watch out for Drop off in water”
Review of Newbury Beach

Reviewed 23 July 2012

This beach and area are very clean and more family oriented. The beach is a sharper slope than some other nearby beaches, so watch the little ones going in. The undertow at shore from breaking waves could be a danger to the real little ones who can't swim. I remember being terrified when my parents would bring us here when I was a kid. For adults it's fine. Most people hang out in the water beyond the wave breaks, which is only a few feet in. The waves seem to roll in the same spot. Lot of boats offshore to see riding by. The sand is very soft and free of rocks, broken shells, seaweed. Parking in the lots run $10-$20 for the day, depending on when you get there. Most free parking are for the residents. There are port-a-poties. If you want a real bathroom, stop at the visitor's center before you go over the bridge on the way in. The surrounding neighborhood is nice and safe for all. Plenty of walking distance little restaurants.

4  Thank D2andM
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Location is everything and Plum Island is in just the right place to get a little warmer water than the other beaches nearby. Not much for services, but a nice beach and not so crowded.

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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.

11  Thank MyPetRabbit
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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

2  Thank dewey k
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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!

1  Thank reviewreader29
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