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May 28, 2010

North Shore Beaches

Beverly

1. Brackenbury Beach: Brackenbury Lane off Hale Street (Route 127). Small beach with boat ramp. No lifeguards. No parking. Dogs on leashes allowed before 8 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

2. Dane Street Beach: Lothrop Street, off Route 127. Limited on-street parking. Lifeguard on duty 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids' play area. Bathhouse open July through August. Dogs on leashes allowed before 8 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

3. Independence Park: Lothrop Street, just south of Dane Street Beach. Limited on-street parking. No lifeguards. Dogs on leashes allowed before 8 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

4. Lynch Park: 55 Ober St., off Route 127. Parking for nonresidents is $5 weekdays, $15 weekends. Free sticker parking for residents. Concession stand, play area, rose garden, bathhouse with handicapped-accessible restrooms. Ocean kayaks for rent. Dogs on leashes allowed only before 8 a.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

5. Obear Park: Off Kernwood Avenue and Upland Road, on the Danvers River in the Ryal Side neighborhood. Kids' play area. Parking is free. No lifeguard. Dogs on leashes allowed only before 8 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

6. Pleasant View Beach: Porter Street, on the Bass River in the Goat Hill neighborhood. Limited parking. No lifeguard. Dogs on leashes allowed only before 8 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

7. Rice's Beach: Off Ober Street next to Lynch Park. Parking available at Lynch Park. No lifeguard. Some of this beach is private, but the public has a right of way along part of it. Dogs on leashes allowed only before 8 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Recreation Department, 978-921-6067.

DANVERS

8. Sandy Beach: Off River Street, on the Danvers River, directly across from John George Park. Free parking, handicapped-accessible restrooms, outside shower, play area. Lifeguards on duty three hours before and after high tide starting Memorial Day. Recreation Department, 978-777-0001, ext. 3094.

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