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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:

Office of Fishing & Boating Access

Department of Fish and Game

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Westborough, MA 01581

For more information call: (508) 389-7810