Other Ideas: Crane Beach; Stage Fort Park Beaches; Wingaersheek Beach; Castle Island & Carson Beach at Fort Independence; Cape Cod National Seashore
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Located off of High Street in Amesbury, Lake Gardner is a small lake with a small, uncluttered beach that is perfect for toddlers and smaller children.
Parents can sit under trees and keep an eye on their children as they run around, confident that they can't run too far! The lake itself provides quite a few feet of wading-pool-deep water, also ideal for small children.
The beach was recently reopened after undergoing improvements in drainage, landscaping, repair to fixed structures, and various safety issues.
The beach is open from dawn to dusk, year-round. Access is off of High Street, on an unnamed street located about a half-mile from downtown Amesbury.
80 High Street, Amesbury, MA, 01913 map
From I-495 N: Take exit #54 (Rt. 150) onto Rt. 150 Ext. toward Amesbury. Drive for 1.1 mi, until Rt. 150 becomes Greenleaf Street. After .2 mile, turn right onto Friend Street. Turn left onto Whitehall Road, then right onto High Street. Drive for .2 mile - access is on the left.
From I-95 N: Take exit #58B (Rt. 110 W) onto Macy Street (Rt. 110) toward Amesbury. Drive for .4 mile, then turn right onto Elm Street. After 1.7 miles, bear right onto Market Square, then continue onto High Street for .4 mile. Access is on the right.
- Arrive early in the day for a choice spot under a shady tree. Bring a picnic lunch and spend a relaxing day at the beach!
- Parking is free and abundant.
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