2) Salisbury, Massachusetts
It’s a popular summer beach resort town located on the coast of New Hampshire’s border. There’s tons of family fun here with an amusement park and boardwalk for starters. Salisbury Beach State Reservation on the southern end offers miles of beautiful sandy beaches, camping sites and two boat launch facilities. The property was purchased by the state in 1933 to insure the public would have access to the beach. The Merrimack River winds its way for 120 miles before reaching the ocean here. There are several choices for lodging accommodations close to or on the beach, as well as the surrounding area. There’s also an RV park and additional camp grounds near the state camp ground area. The outdoor picnic area, available by reservation, includes a large pavilion with numerous outdoor grills. Salisbury Beach was originally known as the “Gathering Place” for settlers dating back to 1638.