Demarest Lloyd State Park

 

Demarest Lloyd State Park is one of the best-kept secrets among the Massachusetts State Parks. Here, an 1,800-foot salt water beach is backed by rambling hills of beach grass and shaded, grassy picnic sites. A broad, scenic marsh lines the Slocum River on the park’s eastern edge.

The beach is ideal for families with children. The Buzzards Bay surf is calm and shallow, giving rise to warm water temperatures through most of the summer. It is also a great spot to see egrets, herons, ospreys, terns, and hawks.