Oakdale Beach

Launch a kayak and explore Marion’s secluded Hammett Cove from the beach at Oakdale Avenue. The quiet salt marshes along Hammett Cove offer a beautiful backdrop for your next paddling adventure. Even if you don’t have a canoe or a kayak, come to this tiny town-owned beach for a peaceful afternoon by the water.

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two people stand on Oakdale Beach in Marion

Local residents can launch a kayak from Oakdale Beach in Marion and explore scenic Hammett Cove.

Oakdale Beach has a small stretch of sandy shoreline surrounded by salt marsh and a grassy lawn. It’s a nice place to set up a beach chair and read or enjoy a picnic by the water. This is a peaceful, secluded community, so please be respectful of the neighbors when you visit.

Although you can swim and play in the sand at Oakdale Beach, we think this spot is best for paddling. The protected waters of Hammett Cove are a great place for kids and other beginners to go rowing, canoeing, and kayaking.

Habitats & Wildlife

An osprey platform sits right near Oakdale Beach, so keep an eye out for ospreys fishing and tending their nest during the summer months. This salt marsh environment also attracts dabbling ducks, kingfisher, herons, and egrets. On the sand, look for small crabs darting among the marsh grasses.

Property Owned By
Size: 0.8 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Small gravel parking area; resident privilege sticker required
Cost: $10/year for privilege sticker (Marion and Rochester residents only)
Dogs: No
Facilities: None
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
Oakdale Avenue
Marion, MA 02738
41.719106, -70.758951

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Oakdale Beach
Marion, MA
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