Throwback Adventure – Salisbury Beach State Reservation

I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing.

Shadow, Buster, and I (and my Mom on several occasions) have enjoyed many Adventures to the Salisbury Beach State Reservation in Salisbury, Massachusetts. This Beach overlooks the area where the Merrimack River joins the Atlantic Ocean. It is a popular area for swimming, camping, picnicking, and boating. There is a fee to enter the Park, although state park passes are accepted.

We have had numerous Adventures to Salisbury Beach State Reservation. It is one of the few Massachusetts Beaches that permits dogs in ALL months of the year ALL times of the day. Dogs are allowed on one part of the Reservation I think referred to as the “River Side”. With construction views, a cement barrier, and a small Beach, the area is not greatly picturesque. It therefore is far from my favorite Beach, however it has allowed my best friends to join me on the shore, making for many memorable Adventures. I think our visits to Salisbury Beach State Reservation began when I first left Florida, definitely missing a gorgeous beach experience. I sought out to find that perfect beach, really an impossible task. So I soon started taking regular trips to Salisbury Beach State Reservation, providing me at least some sand, and waterfront time with my best friends!

Over the years we have had wonderful times exploring Salisbury Beach State Reservation. We especially enjoyed the sunset evenings, lots of digging, swims, rolls, and enthusiastic play. We really are energized and inspired by our time on the Beach, always a refreshing visit. So below you will see photographs from our various different trips, all mixed together for one Beach collage (Rating: 3).


August 21, 2018 (Part I) – Rexhame Beach – Massachusetts

Today Shadow and I journeyed to Rexhame Beach in Marshfield, Massachusetts. This was a rare, and unique journey as Wilma spent the day with her puppy friends, while Shadow and I ventured on today’s Adventure. As those of you who follow my blog already know, I am recovering from surgery, and I felt this was a good first step back into our Adventure. Shadow is super well-behaved, and extra calm, while Wilma has constant energy and unexpected wild moments. While I love every moment of Wilma’s entertaining energy, I decided to jump back into our Adventures with my Shadow

Rexhame Beach is on the South Shore of Massachusetts. It is one of the few coastal New England beaches that permit dogs all year around. There are also trails nearby, included along the South River. A fee is required to park during the Summer months.

We had a wonderful, relaxing, and uplifting Adventure to the Rexhame Beach. It was so nice to be out exploring again, and spending a summer afternoon at the Beach. I was stunned on arrival to see the parking lot was predominantly empty. Although it was a cloudy, cooler day, it was a pleasant surprise to find such a quiet location. We walked through the fence near the dunes before arriving on the Beach. The Beach was covered with colorful round rocks, adding texture and color to the sand. The waves were medium in size, but roaring, and current- driven. Shadow appeared uneasy with the waves, but we waded a bit before finding our perfect sandy spot on the beach. Shadow quickly enjoying rolling in the sand, digging, and some extra-relaxed napping. We spent time, taking in the sounds and sites, letting the worries of life fade away. The peace of a tranquil beach setting cannot be underestimated. Pure perfection!

After spending some time at the Beach we found a trail leading over to the “River”. We were told about the “River” by a fellow dog lover, and were awed by this unique feature. Shadow quickly jogged to the River, heading in for an immediate swim. We met some other dogs enjoying romping off-leash. There were benches along the trail, and some colorful flowers. Although nothing fancy, I really loved this find, and I think Shadow too.

We were so happy to have a wonderful adventure, and find a dog friendly beach. So glad to be headed back to our life of Adventures. We missed the company of our little Wilma Mae but we still had a fabulous afternoon exploring Rexhhame Beach, and the nearby trails (Rating: Beach – 3, Experience – 5).