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Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Massachusetts Saltwater Fishing

Note: Use of some ramps requires a fee or a parking sticker that may be purchased in advance. Some town parking facilities are limited to town residents only (RO) and noted where applicable. Fish and Game Office of Fishing and Boating Access (FBA) current or future facilities are italicized.

* indicates a shore fishing area. For more information visit the FBA website at: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/fba/

Location

Jetties

Piers

Ramp

Site
Condition

Usable Tide

NORTH SHORE:

Salisbury

State Beach

3

Paved

All

Amesbury

Town Landing Merrimac St. (RO)

Paved

All

Newbury

Newbury Town Landing (RO)

Paved

All

Newburyport

Cashman Park

Paved

All

Merri-Mar Yacht Basin

Paved

All

Ferry Landing

Paved

All

Water Street

Cartop

12

Rowley

Perley’s Marina

Paved

All

Ipswich

Town Landing, East Street

Paved

All

Water Street

1

Paved

All

Essex

Essex Marina, Dodge Street

Paved

All

Pike’s Marina, Main Street

Paved

All

Rockport

Granite Pier

1

Paved

All

Gloucester

Dunfugin Landing

Paved

All

Corliss Landing

Paved

12

Lanes Cove

Paved

12

Long Wharf

Paved

All

Manchester

Town Hall

Paved

All

Beverly

River Street

Paved

All

Water Street

Paved

All

Danvers

Popes Landing

Paved

All

Salem

Kernwood Bridge

Paved

All

Winter Island

Paved

All

Willows

1

Marblehead

Causeway

Paved

12

Riverhead Beach

Paved

12

Lynn

DCR Pier/Route 1A

1

Lynn Municipal Ramp,

Paved

All

Blossom St.

DCR Playground

Paved

All

Seaport Landing Marina

1

Nahant

Town Wharf

Paved

All

Saugus

Fishermen’s Outlet

Paved

All

Winthrop

Shirley Street

Paved

All

Boston

Castle Island

1

1

Charlestown Navy Yd. at Pier 4

1

Puopolo Park

Charles River Res.

Commercial Street

1

Dorchester

Rainbow Park, Commercial St.

SOUTH SHORE:

Quincy

Town River Marine

Paved

All

666 Southern Artery

Bay’s Water Marine

Paved

12

128 Bayview Avenue

Sea Avenue

Paved

12

Fore River, Doane St.*

Weymouth

Back River

Paved

All

Hingham

Iron Horse Station, Route 3A

Paved

All

Hull

“A” St. Marine

1

Paved

All

Goulds Boat Shop

Paved

All

Pemberton Point

1

Paved

All

Priscilla Sails

Paved

All

Cohasset

Parker Avenue

Paved

12

Scituate

Cole Parkway

Paved

All

Driftway Recreation Area

Gravel

All

North River Marine

Paved

All

Scituate Harbor

1

3

Paved

All

Marshfield

Brick Kiln Road (canoe only)

Gravel

All

Green Harbor Marina

Paved

All

Humarock, Ferry Street (RO)

Gravel

All

Humarock Marine

Paved

All

Mary’s Livery

Paved

All

Town Pier, Green Harbor

Paved

All

Union Street (canoe only)

Gravel

All

Duxbury

Bay Marine Corp.

Paved

All

Mattakeeset Ct.

2

Paved

All

Kingston

Town Landing, River Street

Paved

12

Plymouth

Taylor Avenue (4-WD only)

Sand

All

Town Wharf

1

1

Paved

All

Wareham

Fishing Pier, Route 6

2

East Boulevard, Onset

Paved

All

Maco’s, Rt. 6-28

Paved

All

Oak St., Tempest Knob

Paved

All

Route 195 Eastbound rest area

Paved

12

Mattapoisett

Short Wharf, Water Street

2

Paved

All

Town Landing,

Gravel

12

Matt Neck Road

Fairhaven

Pease Park, Middle Street

Paved

All

Hoppy’s Landing

Paved

All

Seaview Avenue,

Paved

All

Sconticut Neck

New Bedford

East Rodney French

Boulevard, H Street

2

1

Paved

All

West Rodney French

Boulevard

4

Paved

All

Dartmouth

Padanaram

Paved

All

Westport

Gooseberry Island

Paved

12

Rte. 88 Bridge

Paved

All

Fall River

Brownell Street

1

Paved

All

Freetown

Water Street, Assonet

Paved

12

Swansea

Cole River, Ocean Grove Ave.

Paved

All

Somerset

Brayton Point Rd.

Paved

12

Broad Cove, Pleasant Street*

Car top

12

Somerset Village

Waterfront Park, Main St.

Paved

All

CAPE COD:

Bourne

Barlow’s Landing

Paved

All

Bourne Marina

Paved

All

Canal at Electric Avenue (RO)

Paved

All

Hen Cove

Paved

All

Monument Beach

Paved

All

Red Brook Harbor

Paved

All

Falmouth

Childs River, Off Rte. 28

Paved

All

Falmouth Inner Harbor

1

Paved

All

Great Pond, Harrington St.

1

Paved

All

Green Pond,

Paved

All

Menauhant Road

Megansett Harbor,

Paved

All

County Road

Waquoit Bay, Seapit Road

Paved

All

West Falmouth Harbor,

Paved

All

Old Dock Road

Wild Harbor, Old Silver Beach

Paved

All

Great Harbor, Woods Hole

1

1

Paved

All

Sandwich

Canal Basin

Paved

All

Canal-East End

2

Craven’s Landing

Sand

12

Scusset Beach State Park

1

Mashpee

Daniels Island Rd.

Paved

All

Great Neck Road, Ockway Bay

Paved

All

Mashpee Neck Road

Paved

All

Poponesset Beach, Wading Place Rd.*

South Cape Beach

1

Barnstable

Barnstable Harbor, Blish Point

Paved

All

Barnstable Harbor (RO)

Paved

All

Bay Street Osterville (RO)

Paved

34

Bridge Street, Osterville(RO)

Sand

12

East Bay Road Osterville (RO)

Paved

12

Haywood Rd.(RO)

Paved

All

Lewis Bay Road Hyannis

Paved

All

Ocean View Ave Cotuit (RO)

Sand

All

Old Shore Road,

Sand

12

Ropes Beach (RO)

Prince Cove (RO)

Paved

All

Scudder Lane (RO)

Sand

12

Iyanough Rd., Hyannisport (RO)

1

Sand

12

Yarmouth

Bay View Street

Paved

12

Centre Street, Bass Hole

Paved

12

Follins Pond Road

Sand

12

High Bank Road*

1

Paved

All

New Hampshire Ave.

Paved

34

Pleasant St. Beach

Paved

12

Sea Gull Beach

Paved

All

Parkers River, Rt. 28

1

Smugglers Beach,

1

1

Paved

All

South Street

Dennis

Cold Storage Rd.

1

Paved

All

Follins Pond

Paved

All

Horsefoot Cove

Paved

All

Sesuit Neck Road

Paved

All

Uncle Freeman’s Way

Paved

All

Harwich

Allens Harbor

1

Paved

All

Herring River

Paved

All

Round Cove

Paved

All

Saquatucket Harbor

Paved

All

Chatham

Barn Hill Rd.

Paved

All

Bridge Street

Paved

34

Crows Pond

Paved

34

Mitchell River Bridge

Oyster River

Sand

All

Ryder’s Cove

Paved

All

Orleans

Arey’s Pond

Paved

All

Cove Road

Paved

All

Goose Hummock Shop

Paved

All

Herring Brook Way

Paved

All

Meeting House Pond,

Paved

All

River Road (RO)

Mill Pond

Paved

All

Paw Wah Pond

Paved

All

Quanset Road

Paved

All

Rock Harbor

1

Paved

All

Eastham

Rock Harbor

1

Paved

12

Hemenway Road

Paved

12

Rt. 6 Town Cove

Paved

12

Wellfleet

Town Pier

1

Paved

All

Truro

Pamet Harbor

Paved

All

Provincetown

West End Parking Lot,

Paved

12

Commercial Street

MARTHA’S VINEYARD:

Chilmark

Great Rock Bight, North Road*

Nashaquitsa Pond, South Road

Paved

All

Menemsha

1

1

Edgartown

East Beach, Cape Poge*

1

Cartop

All

State Road

1

Memorial Wharf

1

Edgartown Great Pond,

Sand

All

Wilson Landing

Katama Bay,

Paved

34

Edgartown Bay Road

Eel Pond,

Paved

All

Pease’s Point Way

Aquinnah

Menemsha Creek,

1

Paved

All

Lobsterville Beach

Dogfish Bar*

Oak Bluffs

State Road

3

Paved

All

Seaview Ave.

1

Beach Road

1

Harbor, East Chop Drive

Paved

All

Pecoy Point, Pulpit Rock Road

Cartop

All

Tisbury

Lagoon Pond, Beach Road

Paved

All

Tashmoo Pond, Lake Avenue

1

Paved

All

NANTUCKET:

Jackson Point

Paved

All

Madaket Harbor, H Street

Paved

All

Nantucket Harbor

Paved

All

Do you want to know where to go fishing or boating?

Public Access to the Waters of Massachusetts is now available. This 146 page map booklet will show and tell you information about current public sites. Send $8.00, payable by check to:

For more information call: (508) 389-7810

Office of Fishing & Boating Access

Department of Fish and Game

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Westborough, MA 01581