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Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts: Eerie Boardwalk Town

"At least four fried dough establishments."

Ocean Front S., Salisbury Beach, MA
Northeast corner of the state. Take Hwy 1A into town.
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Welcome to Salisbury Beach mural.

Eerie Boardwalk Town

"Welcome to Salisbury Beach." It's the first thing you see when you enter the center! It's a beautiful piecs by the artist known as the Mad Tatter, Gary Church.

[Jill, 07/11/2020]

Reminds us of a Stephen King horror novel cover. Don't linger in the sand castle!


Eerie Boardwalk Town

Grew up going to Salisbury beach. Used to be lots of arcade games... even a cigarette game! That's when it was at its peak. The pink whale is now gone. They tried to restore it, but it fell apart.

[Karen Mac, 08/15/2019]

Tilly (or Tilley), also nicknamed Blinkie and Pinkie, was stored for years for eventual restoration, but record snowfall in 2015 caused her sad collapse.

Arcades and eateries.

Eerie Boardwalk Town

One of the strangest boardwalk towns I have ever been to. Strange square pizza with sweet sauce from Tripoli's Pizza, and old arcades. It's definitely a place that time forgot. I can see people taking their kids here (or grandkids); nothing has changed since they were kids.

[Cindy, 06/30/2019]
Eerie Boardwalk Town

Very crowded beach, arcades not that good, but reasonably priced parking. Traffic in and out can be horrible at peak times.

[Nathin, 07/21/2010]
Eerie Boardwalk Town

I live in what is probably one of the last truly eerie boardwalk-type towns in New England -- Salisbury Beach. There is a defunct putt putt golf course with the ugliest pink whale you have ever seen in it, an arcade with frighteningly leering clown heads over the door, a resident palmist/psychic, at least four fried dough establishments, one beach bar with a fake Rottweiler accompanied by a fire plug in the window and another bar that boasts "bad food, warm beer, lousy service"... it is no wonder that everyone is going to Hampton Beach for the summer now. I am not sure I need to be going anywhere to look at oddities when they are living in the alley behind my house.

[Caroline Abreu, 11/09/1998]

Keansburg, NJ, is just as creepy in the off season...

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16-Foot-Tall Beach Santa16-Foot-Tall Beach Santa, Hampton, NH - 4 mi.
Hotel with Fake LighthouseHotel with Fake Lighthouse, Hampton, NH - 6 mi.
Thorvald's RockThorvald's Rock, Hampton, NH - 7 mi.
In the region:
General Patton Park WWII Tank, Hamilton, MA - 16 mi.

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