Fourth Cliff Recreation Area

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Location

Installation
Hanscom AFB, Humarock, MA
GPS Coordinates
42.16142, -70.70632
Location Information
Hanscom AFB, MA

Directions

Directions
From the North, Hanscom AFB and Boston: Take I-95 South to I-93 North until it intersects with Rt. 3 South to Exit 12 (Marshfield/Pembroke). Turn right (East) onto Rt. 139 towards Marshfield. Go 1.5 miles to fourth traffic light (Furnace St. take a left here. Continue to T intersection and at the T take a left onto Ferry St. Continue on Ferry St until it intersects with Sea St. (You will see the Bridgewaye Inn). Take a right over the bridge and a left onto Central Ave. Go to the fork in the road and bear left to the Fourth Cliff gate. Open the gate and enter to Building 7. -- From Route 3 Northbound: Take Exit 12 (Marshfield/Pembroke). Turn left (East) onto Rt. 139 towards Marshfield. Go 1.5 miles and turn left onto Furnace after 2d light. Continue to T intersection and at the T take a left onto Ferry St. Continue on Ferry St until it intersects with Sea St. (You will see the Bridgewaye Inn). Take a right over the bridge. After crossing bridge, turn left on River Rd. Go to the fork in the road and bear left to the Fourth Cliff gate. Open the gate and enter to Building 7. -- From Logan Airport or Boston: Take I-93 South to MA Rt. 3 South and follow directions above. (Note: Do not take Exit 12 off I-93 South when coming from Boston).

Contact Information

Phone Number
Resv: (800) 468-9547 Info: (781) 837-6785
Fax Number
(781) 837-4921
Mailing Address
Fourth Cliff Recreation Area, 348 Central Avenue, PO Box 479, Humarock, MA 02047-5000
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV, DoD Civilians.
Season
Open May - January.
Reservations
Accepted. No refunds for days not used. Reservations are accepted Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (EST). Retired can make reservations 75 days in advance. Active duty can make reservations 90 days in advance.
Internet Access
For SPRINT PCS air card users, there is maximum EVDO signal, and great high speed access.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules. Pets NOT allowed in cabins.
Campground Information
Check in is NO earlier than 1400 hrs. Water turned off in off-season. Lodging rates vary by type of accommodation and season.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Discounts
25% discount to E4 and below. 10% discount with club membership.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Showers
  • Snack Bar

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
11
W/30,50A/S/CATV
$30
N/A
N/A
RV Sites
?
None
$20
N/A
N/A
Tent
40+
None
$14
N/A
N/A
Cottages/Chalets
21
Full
$75 - $120
$?
$?

Other Information

Weather Information

Popular destination located on the beach and ocean side cliff.

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A great campground for visiting Boston. We took the advise of one of the other reviews and drove to Hingham ($8 pp) to take the commuter ferry to downtown Boston. From there we walked to the visitor center and walked the Freedom trail ending up at the USS Constitution. There was a inner harbor ferry ($3 pp) back to downtown and then the Hingham ferry. Very easy. The campground sites were not totally level but site 2 was good for our 30 ft motorhome. Be sure to ask for a cable box at the office, our cable did not work on the lower channels but OK on the upper #'s (we used our antenna for the lower channels). The beach is right there and wonderful and so are the views. The campground is very busy but I had no problems with reservations when I called at first opportunity for retired.
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pinklady Reviewed by pinklady September 28, 2013
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September 18, 2013

A great campground for visiting Boston. We took the advise of one of the other reviews and drove to Hingham ($8 pp) to take the commuter ferry to downtown Boston. From there we walked to the visitor center and walked the Freedom trail ending up at the USS Constitution. There was a inner harbor ferry ($3 pp) back to downtown and then the Hingham ferry. Very easy. The campground sites were not totally level but site 2 was good for our 30 ft motorhome. Be sure to ask for a cable box at the office, our cable did not work on the lower channels but OK on the upper #'s (we used our antenna for the lower channels). The beach is right there and wonderful and so are the views. The campground is very busy but I had no problems with reservations when I called at first opportunity for retired.

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Fourth Cliff is certainly one of the nicer park locations in the military system. It sits on the south bank of the North River where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. If you love water this is the place. The park is owned by Hanscom AFB which is more than an hour away. There is another park on the base proper. Here is a short list of positives and negatives. POSITIVE: Location - Right on the Atlantic. Great beach to walk or fish from. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great restaurants nearby. Boston within easy reach via the Hingham Ferry about 30 minutes up route 3. Unless you live there don’t even think about driving in Boston. No need. The ferry drops you off right on the edge of town. History abounds here. Plymouth Colony within an hour, Cape Cod a day trip. Brand new bath house just finished this spring. Laundry has 4 washers, 8 dryers all working while we were there. If you are a marsh rat there is a nice one to gunk around in adjacent to the park. Boat watching is very good. The North River estuary is right here. Lots of small craft coming and going. I counted 51 out in the Atlantic one afternoon. Free basic cable tv, but you have to ask for the box when you register. NEGATIVE: Security is nonexistent. I saw none. Locals drive through to check it out and some park here to use the beach. It’s small. The park is only 56 acres, and features 17 cabins along with the RV Park. There are 13RV spots and they are small. Pretty much shoulder to shoulder. Two are overflow with no services. Bugs can be bad when the wind isn’t blowing. Bring Deep Woods Off. Winds can be spirited. Don’t put up an awning unless it is heavily supported. I lost one here in 2006 in a sudden gust. No BX, no commissary and nothing within an hour. They have soda, beer and ice at the park store, but few grocery items. Park population on a summer weekend can be very heavy. Lots of beach partiers. During the week the park may still be full, but not so many people using the facilities. The wifi in the office area is fast. It is not transmitted out to the park. There are three computers supplied or you can use your own. If you have a Verizon Jetpack fast 3G service is present.
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Sizzors Reviewed by Sizzors August 09, 2013
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August 2013

Fourth Cliff is certainly one of the nicer park locations in the military system. It sits on the south bank of the North River where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. If you love water this is the place. The park is owned by Hanscom AFB which is more than an hour away. There is another park on the base proper. Here is a short list of positives and negatives. POSITIVE: Location - Right on the Atlantic. Great beach to walk or fish from. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great restaurants nearby. Boston within easy reach via the Hingham Ferry about 30 minutes up route 3. Unless you live there don’t even think about driving in Boston. No need. The ferry drops you off right on the edge of town. History abounds here. Plymouth Colony within an hour, Cape Cod a day trip. Brand new bath house just finished this spring. Laundry has 4 washers, 8 dryers all working while we were there. If you are a marsh rat there is a nice one to gunk around in adjacent to the park. Boat watching is very good. The North River estuary is right here. Lots of small craft coming and going. I counted 51 out in the Atlantic one afternoon. Free basic cable tv, but you have to ask for the box when you register. NEGATIVE: Security is nonexistent. I saw none. Locals drive through to check it out and some park here to use the beach. It’s small. The park is only 56 acres, and features 17 cabins along with the RV Park. There are 13RV spots and they are small. Pretty much shoulder to shoulder. Two are overflow with no services. Bugs can be bad when the wind isn’t blowing. Bring Deep Woods Off. Winds can be spirited. Don’t put up an awning unless it is heavily supported. I lost one here in 2006 in a sudden gust. No BX, no commissary and nothing within an hour. They have soda, beer and ice at the park store, but few grocery items. Park population on a summer weekend can be very heavy. Lots of beach partiers. During the week the park may still be full, but not so many people using the facilities. The wifi in the office area is fast. It is not transmitted out to the park. There are three computers supplied or you can use your own. If you have a Verizon Jetpack fast 3G service is present.

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We were finally able to get reservations at the Fourth Cliff by getting on the phone 75 days and two minutes before our desired arrival date. They did not answer the phone until 8 AM and I was told I had the last slot available. The big business here is the renting of cabins. This also increases the beach traffic which is on the bay side. As for the Campsites, there was only about 6 feet between sites but the reason all were here was to appreciate the ocean and the bay and it can’t be beat for the price. All of our neighbors were from within 30 miles and they use it as a get a way to the ocean and then bring in the family to visit. It is a very reasonable vacation paradise. The kids, and there were loads of them, even have many things to do including a game room. The one way street on check in has you parked going up a hill. If they changed the one way direction, you would be on level ground. The young staff also figures you need a cable box to get their cable TV. There is no deposit on this but you do sign for it and will be charged if you depart without returning it. If you have cable ready on your TV, you do not need the box. We occupied site #6 which was a concrete slab but only 20’ long. It was not level and we had to adjust with the jacks. 50 AMP was a welcome addition. All campsites are in full sun. The rest rooms are brand new and very clean. With the many environmental restrictions, I do not see them expanding the campgrounds and for the beauty surrounding you, we will accept it as it is. It is a very busy place during the daytime but extremely quiet at night. If you love the ocean, it is a wonderful place to spend a week. WIFI was available at the camp office and the manager wants to extend it to the campgrounds. His primary concern at the moment is to save the north end of the cliff as erosion has even taken out a part of the road. Nothing is more beautiful than to watch the sun set over the bay. We will return. Since this was a time of increased security, We had AP’s on duty during the entire time.
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Ed Kelly Reviewed by Ed Kelly July 04, 2013
Last updated: July 05, 2013
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30 June thru 8 July 2013

We were finally able to get reservations at the Fourth Cliff by getting on the phone 75 days and two minutes before our desired arrival date. They did not answer the phone until 8 AM and I was told I had the last slot available. The big business here is the renting of cabins. This also increases the beach traffic which is on the bay side. As for the Campsites, there was only about 6 feet between sites but the reason all were here was to appreciate the ocean and the bay and it can’t be beat for the price. All of our neighbors were from within 30 miles and they use it as a get a way to the ocean and then bring in the family to visit. It is a very reasonable vacation paradise. The kids, and there were loads of them, even have many things to do including a game room. The one way street on check in has you parked going up a hill. If they changed the one way direction, you would be on level ground. The young staff also figures you need a cable box to get their cable TV. There is no deposit on this but you do sign for it and will be charged if you depart without returning it. If you have cable ready on your TV, you do not need the box. We occupied site #6 which was a concrete slab but only 20’ long. It was not level and we had to adjust with the jacks. 50 AMP was a welcome addition. All campsites are in full sun. The rest rooms are brand new and very clean. With the many environmental restrictions, I do not see them expanding the campgrounds and for the beauty surrounding you, we will accept it as it is. It is a very busy place during the daytime but extremely quiet at night. If you love the ocean, it is a wonderful place to spend a week. WIFI was available at the camp office and the manager wants to extend it to the campgrounds. His primary concern at the moment is to save the north end of the cliff as erosion has even taken out a part of the road. Nothing is more beautiful than to watch the sun set over the bay. We will return. Since this was a time of increased security, We had AP’s on duty during the entire time.

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If you are an ocean lover, this facility is an absolute gem and an outstanding value for money. The location is perfect for a get-away with beach access just steps away from your site, while at the same time convenient to Cape Cod and Boston. Few camping facilities give you such a wide range of immediate area activities for such reasonable cost. Facilities are well maintained by the friendly staff, but definitely need updating/renovation, including better Wi-Fi service. Overall, we had a great time and look forward to our next visit to this exceptional facility.
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clark001 Reviewed by clark001 November 18, 2012
Last updated: November 18, 2012
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September, 2012

If you are an ocean lover, this facility is an absolute gem and an outstanding value for money. The location is perfect for a get-away with beach access just steps away from your site, while at the same time convenient to Cape Cod and Boston. Few camping facilities give you such a wide range of immediate area activities for such reasonable cost. Facilities are well maintained by the friendly staff, but definitely need updating/renovation, including better Wi-Fi service. Overall, we had a great time and look forward to our next visit to this exceptional facility.

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We spent 4 days in the full hookup rv section late September. Sites were right on the point between the inlet and the ocean, beautiful view. Would be nice if wi-fi was available at the site, but going down to the office wasn't a problem. We are going back in October to the same site. Boston, Plymouth, and the cape are all within easy driving distance.
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bstrauss Reviewed by bstrauss October 04, 2012
Last updated: October 04, 2012
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20-24 October 2012

We spent 4 days in the full hookup rv section late September. Sites were right on the point between the inlet and the ocean, beautiful view. Would be nice if wi-fi was available at the site, but going down to the office wasn't a problem. We are going back in October to the same site. Boston, Plymouth, and the cape are all within easy driving distance.

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I guess I should have read the reviews more closely because the folks who really enjoy Fourth Cliff appear to be RV campers and cabin patrons. Our family came with a tent and we were quite disappointed with what we found. Almost all of the tent spots are literally on the lawn across the street from the cabins. We had no privacy whatsoever and there is no room for the kids to play (except in other campers' spots or the middle of the street). We were also disappointed that campfires are prohibited in the camp sites. The lack of amenities was really the biggest drawback of Fourth Cliff. The playground is basically condemned -- it's closed for repairs with no anticipated return to service. They have no canoes or kayaks for rent (which would be GREAT at this location) and the staff we encountered seem pretty uninterested. We never found the bath house because we cut our stay short but the only heads close to the tent sites were two porta-potties that really needed to be emptied. If you are strictly looking to get to the coast without paying a lot, you've found your spot. If you are looking for a good place to camp with a family you might want to head elsewhere. With a little TLC this place could be fantastic but it's just not quite there.
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abapope23 Reviewed by abapope23 September 01, 2012
Last updated: September 01, 2012
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August 17-18, 2012

I guess I should have read the reviews more closely because the folks who really enjoy Fourth Cliff appear to be RV campers and cabin patrons. Our family came with a tent and we were quite disappointed with what we found. Almost all of the tent spots are literally on the lawn across the street from the cabins. We had no privacy whatsoever and there is no room for the kids to play (except in other campers' spots or the middle of the street). We were also disappointed that campfires are prohibited in the camp sites. The lack of amenities was really the biggest drawback of Fourth Cliff. The playground is basically condemned -- it's closed for repairs with no anticipated return to service. They have no canoes or kayaks for rent (which would be GREAT at this location) and the staff we encountered seem pretty uninterested. We never found the bath house because we cut our stay short but the only heads close to the tent sites were two porta-potties that really needed to be emptied. If you are strictly looking to get to the coast without paying a lot, you've found your spot. If you are looking for a good place to camp with a family you might want to head elsewhere. With a little TLC this place could be fantastic but it's just not quite there.

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A true gem. 4th Cliff is by far the greatest location I've been to for a campground. Don't go there expecting a commissary or exchange, they are not there. This is a fantastic place to go and get away. The beach is fantastic, and with the tides and currents, the beach is ever changing. The only downside of this facility is, the civilians in the area seem to think it's for them too. If you do go and encounter civilians, feel free to escort them out. The gate is normally open, but should be closed by each and every guest. I hate to tell everyone how much I have enjoyed being there, as I fear too many people will want to go there, making it difficult for me to get my RV site, but it's a chance worth taking. The cottages outside the gate are getting up to 1200.00 a week in rent. Consider this when you bring your RV and pay 25.00 a night, or 100 for a cottage or chalet. There is WI-FI at the office/rec center, but I was able to access it from my RV site occasionally. I already have reservations for later this month.
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kcid Reviewed by kcid August 04, 2012
Last updated: August 05, 2012
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Jul 29 - Aug 3, 2012

A true gem. 4th Cliff is by far the greatest location I've been to for a campground. Don't go there expecting a commissary or exchange, they are not there. This is a fantastic place to go and get away. The beach is fantastic, and with the tides and currents, the beach is ever changing. The only downside of this facility is, the civilians in the area seem to think it's for them too. If you do go and encounter civilians, feel free to escort them out. The gate is normally open, but should be closed by each and every guest. I hate to tell everyone how much I have enjoyed being there, as I fear too many people will want to go there, making it difficult for me to get my RV site, but it's a chance worth taking. The cottages outside the gate are getting up to 1200.00 a week in rent. Consider this when you bring your RV and pay 25.00 a night, or 100 for a cottage or chalet. There is WI-FI at the office/rec center, but I was able to access it from my RV site occasionally. I already have reservations for later this month.

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This was our first stay and will definitely return. Our site was 11 next to the battery high on cliff with awesome view of ocean. Our Verizon MI-FI worked great. Staff very friendly and available..good office hours. Laundry good, but feel $2.50 for washer and $2.50 for dryer a bit much but handy. Beach is great for walking and collecting unusual stones..also dog friendly. Walk on bay side nice also. Short drive to grocery store in Marshfield on 139 and Furnace. Super Wal-Mart is in Plymouth just off Hwy 44 west..exit 7 on 3. There is a Lowe's on 139 just past Hwy 3.Be sure and try Mary Lou's coffee at Shell on 139 toward 3. Even had a deer visit one day. Great location for going into Boston or driving the Cape.Hated to leave the serenity and view.
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destiny3 Reviewed by destiny3 May 30, 2012
Last updated: May 31, 2012
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15 May-29 May 2012

This was our first stay and will definitely return. Our site was 11 next to the battery high on cliff with awesome view of ocean. Our Verizon MI-FI worked great. Staff very friendly and available..good office hours. Laundry good, but feel $2.50 for washer and $2.50 for dryer a bit much but handy. Beach is great for walking and collecting unusual stones..also dog friendly. Walk on bay side nice also. Short drive to grocery store in Marshfield on 139 and Furnace. Super Wal-Mart is in Plymouth just off Hwy 44 west..exit 7 on 3. There is a Lowe's on 139 just past Hwy 3.Be sure and try Mary Lou's coffee at Shell on 139 toward 3. Even had a deer visit one day. Great location for going into Boston or driving the Cape.Hated to leave the serenity and view.

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P.A. left this review using the Directory software: - We made reservations for our stay a few months ahead as we have a 38 foot 5th wheel. We were assigned RV Site #9 which worked out very well. The view was just awesome. We were lucky with great weather the first 3 days of our stay. The wind was not so bad and we could listen to the breakers from our bedroom. Looking out of the living room watching ships in the distance as well as the local fishing boats was a relaxing treat. We were disappointed that we were not allowed to walk on the Atlantic side beach. All utilities worked well but we did have some "over voltage problems", on our 30amp service that was resolved by the maintenance crew in a day or so. This is a good location to see Boston and Plymouth area attractions.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy February 23, 2012
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September 10th through 17th, 2011

P.A. left this review using the Directory software: - We made reservations for our stay a few months ahead as we have a 38 foot 5th wheel. We were assigned RV Site #9 which worked out very well. The view was just awesome. We were lucky with great weather the first 3 days of our stay. The wind was not so bad and we could listen to the breakers from our bedroom. Looking out of the living room watching ships in the distance as well as the local fishing boats was a relaxing treat. We were disappointed that we were not allowed to walk on the Atlantic side beach. All utilities worked well but we did have some "over voltage problems", on our 30amp service that was resolved by the maintenance crew in a day or so. This is a good location to see Boston and Plymouth area attractions.

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An excellent physical location that is not being utilized to it's full potential. We stayed at an RV site for (7) days. If there are sites available when you arrive if you have made a reservation, go to the sites and visually check them out and pick one out that suits your rig. Although the MWR rep is a nice person, do not rely on her to make your site location decision for you. We were there in May and it was so windy I pulled in my slide as I was concerned about the toppers. No facilities(PX/NEX/Commissary) as the parent command is 1 1/2 hours away. Grass needed cut, concrete repaired and the showers/bathrooms are unheated and dirty. That being said, the location is nice and the price is very good. The facility manager (RV/Cottages/Picnic area) didn't share my security concerns in that this is a remote site where you open and close the gate as you come and go and the sign says close the gate after you enter/exit. The construction personnel working on the cottages were always leaving the gate open. The "manager" said he has told the command about the lack of security and they haven't done anything about it.. It appears locals come and go to walk on the beach etc. I ran non-military in POVs off the base by telling them that as far as I am concerned, they are trespassing and/or terrorists and I am calling military police immediately. I will be discussing this with the base commander via letter shortly. Again this RV area has excellent potential if some MWR dollars were spent to upgrade the RV sites and bathroom/showers as military RV camps are very limited in New England. This could be a big money maker for Hanscom AFB if they got their act together.
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NAVYBLUE Reviewed by NAVYBLUE February 17, 2011
Last updated: February 18, 2011
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May 2010

An excellent physical location that is not being utilized to it's full potential. We stayed at an RV site for (7) days. If there are sites available when you arrive if you have made a reservation, go to the sites and visually check them out and pick one out that suits your rig. Although the MWR rep is a nice person, do not rely on her to make your site location decision for you. We were there in May and it was so windy I pulled in my slide as I was concerned about the toppers. No facilities(PX/NEX/Commissary) as the parent command is 1 1/2 hours away. Grass needed cut, concrete repaired and the showers/bathrooms are unheated and dirty. That being said, the location is nice and the price is very good. The facility manager (RV/Cottages/Picnic area) didn't share my security concerns in that this is a remote site where you open and close the gate as you come and go and the sign says close the gate after you enter/exit. The construction personnel working on the cottages were always leaving the gate open. The "manager" said he has told the command about the lack of security and they haven't done anything about it.. It appears locals come and go to walk on the beach etc. I ran non-military in POVs off the base by telling them that as far as I am concerned, they are trespassing and/or terrorists and I am calling military police immediately. I will be discussing this with the base commander via letter shortly. Again this RV area has excellent potential if some MWR dollars were spent to upgrade the RV sites and bathroom/showers as military RV camps are very limited in New England. This could be a big money maker for Hanscom AFB if they got their act together.

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Great place to spend some time and hang your hat up for a few days of RR. We stayed in a two bedroom cottage. We had everything we needed. The only down side was that the bath towels are very old and small in size. The kitchen had everything we need it to cook a full meals. The location is very convenient, we drove to Quincy and visit the USS Salem for a few hours ( a must see for all) then took the ferry to Boston, spend the whole day walking in Boston the took the ferry back. This is a definite return place for us.
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cdeltoro Reviewed by cdeltoro October 11, 2010
Last updated: October 11, 2010
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8-11 Oct 2010

Great place to spend some time and hang your hat up for a few days of RR. We stayed in a two bedroom cottage. We had everything we needed. The only down side was that the bath towels are very old and small in size. The kitchen had everything we need it to cook a full meals. The location is very convenient, we drove to Quincy and visit the USS Salem for a few hours ( a must see for all) then took the ferry to Boston, spend the whole day walking in Boston the took the ferry back. This is a definite return place for us.

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We had pre-paid reservations for 2 nights (Sunday and Monday). I had the impression that the staff were teenagers. I realize that it was the end of the weekend, but the place was a real mess. All trash cans along the road were overflowing and the toilets and showers were in the worst condition I have ever seen. Sand, water, and trash was all over the floors. Trash was in the sinks and one sink in the Ladies was full of sand. The 3 RV sites for smaller rigs (Ours is a 21' Rialta) are very tiny. There was room for our RV, about 4' of free space and then the picnic table. As I sat on the picnic bench for dinner I was almost on top of the sewer line for the adjacent unit. After dinner, my wife and I looked at each other and together said' "Lets not stay two days". We called our next stop, got a day added to our reservation, left the $25 for Monday and departed early in the morning. The next stop, Camden Hill SP in Maine, was a delight and worth leaving the $25 at Fourth Cliff. Needless to say, "Don't expect us back".
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dcdineen Reviewed by dcdineen August 09, 2010
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11 & 12 July 2010

We had pre-paid reservations for 2 nights (Sunday and Monday). I had the impression that the staff were teenagers. I realize that it was the end of the weekend, but the place was a real mess. All trash cans along the road were overflowing and the toilets and showers were in the worst condition I have ever seen. Sand, water, and trash was all over the floors. Trash was in the sinks and one sink in the Ladies was full of sand. The 3 RV sites for smaller rigs (Ours is a 21' Rialta) are very tiny. There was room for our RV, about 4' of free space and then the picnic table. As I sat on the picnic bench for dinner I was almost on top of the sewer line for the adjacent unit. After dinner, my wife and I looked at each other and together said' "Lets not stay two days". We called our next stop, got a day added to our reservation, left the $25 for Monday and departed early in the morning. The next stop, Camden Hill SP in Maine, was a delight and worth leaving the $25 at Fourth Cliff. Needless to say, "Don't expect us back".

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We were 5 people and stayed in a Chalet, it was very nice. First day it was stormy and the heat with the fireplace worked well, than we had a nice sunny day and the beach was very nice for adults and the kids. A lot of space and a great view to the ocean from the house. We definitely will come back.
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Brigitte Reviewed by Brigitte April 26, 2010
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22.-24.April 2010

We were 5 people and stayed in a Chalet, it was very nice. First day it was stormy and the heat with the fireplace worked well, than we had a nice sunny day and the beach was very nice for adults and the kids. A lot of space and a great view to the ocean from the house. We definitely will come back.

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I stayed in one of the chalets and it was very well kept. A very pleasing atmosphere. I live approximately 20 minutes from the area and the view of the beach is beautiful. I would recommend this site to anyone, it's very peaceful. I am going back as many times as I can go.
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singletearyn Reviewed by singletearyn March 30, 2010
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February 27, 2010

I stayed in one of the chalets and it was very well kept. A very pleasing atmosphere. I live approximately 20 minutes from the area and the view of the beach is beautiful. I would recommend this site to anyone, it's very peaceful. I am going back as many times as I can go.

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If you like the ocean you will love this place. Bring your camera. About an hour south of Boston, a great place to relax and walk. If you arrive at night you need to push the gate out of the way and find your spot. (Close the gate behind you). Its not as bad as it sounds. Each spot is well marked. Laundry available. Enjoy the area and enjoy the nearby restaurants.
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jackbenton Reviewed by jackbenton October 03, 2009
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Sept 25-27, 2009

If you like the ocean you will love this place. Bring your camera. About an hour south of Boston, a great place to relax and walk. If you arrive at night you need to push the gate out of the way and find your spot. (Close the gate behind you). Its not as bad as it sounds. Each spot is well marked. Laundry available. Enjoy the area and enjoy the nearby restaurants.

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P.M. left this reicew using the Directory software: Overall a very nice place to visit. $25 per night. We were there for six days (Sunday to Saturday). Narrow streets can make it difficult to navigate a big rig, especially on busy weekends - but we managed okay. Pam, the person in charge, was easy to work with. Very high water pressure - be sure to use a regulator to avoid possible damage to your rig. We never did rid of a water leak at the connection. 11 RV spaces - ours was site 4 with great views of the ocean. We needed a second sewer hose to make a sewer connection. Good electric voltage. As might be expected (being right on the ocean) the sites were pretty narrow and packed in. We never did our rig exactly leveled. We stopped for a beer at the store - ended up paying a dollar more and bought the whole six pack. There's a gate but one could never know if it would be open or closed after 5 PM - but it was certainly never locked. Several nice local places nearby (by car) to eat. A million kids around so be careful driving. We saw what looked like a nice playground there but we didn't visit it. We didn't use the laundromat but it looked just fine. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the beach. We'd go back in a heartbeat.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy August 31, 2009
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August 2009

P.M. left this reicew using the Directory software: Overall a very nice place to visit. $25 per night. We were there for six days (Sunday to Saturday). Narrow streets can make it difficult to navigate a big rig, especially on busy weekends - but we managed okay. Pam, the person in charge, was easy to work with. Very high water pressure - be sure to use a regulator to avoid possible damage to your rig. We never did rid of a water leak at the connection. 11 RV spaces - ours was site 4 with great views of the ocean. We needed a second sewer hose to make a sewer connection. Good electric voltage. As might be expected (being right on the ocean) the sites were pretty narrow and packed in. We never did our rig exactly leveled. We stopped for a beer at the store - ended up paying a dollar more and bought the whole six pack. There's a gate but one could never know if it would be open or closed after 5 PM - but it was certainly never locked. Several nice local places nearby (by car) to eat. A million kids around so be careful driving. We saw what looked like a nice playground there but we didn't visit it. We didn't use the laundromat but it looked just fine. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the beach. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Overall a great visit! Very hard to get a reservation here; visited the area two times before and could not get in. This time I was able to change my other plans by a few days when I called in and was told this week was available. Think I have a clue to some of the reservation problem as my neighbor while here informed me that he comes here all the time! Seems he is from this area, now lives in FL, but travels back here for the summer. Was here while I was, left but said he would be back in a week for another 2 weeks in the same site, and would be in and out for the whole summer. Guess it just depends on who you know in the office, which it seems it getting to be very prevalent in the FamCamp business. Anyway, we had Site 10 and had no problems at all; maybe since we only have a 37' RV it made a difference. Pull straight in and have a great view of the Atlantic! Would be nice if they put a WiFi repeater on the tower, then maybe the whole camping area could have a signal! As is is now, down to the office area for each time to use computer, bummer. Did note that the staff (summer hires?) did not have much info on anything it seemed, could not even find me a Channel List for the Cable TV provided, said "It's in your cabin". Hello, I'm in an RV site, where's the list? Maybe a little OJT for summer help would be in order?
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ucgator Reviewed by ucgator July 27, 2009
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11 JULY - 18 JULY 2009

Overall a great visit! Very hard to get a reservation here; visited the area two times before and could not get in. This time I was able to change my other plans by a few days when I called in and was told this week was available. Think I have a clue to some of the reservation problem as my neighbor while here informed me that he comes here all the time! Seems he is from this area, now lives in FL, but travels back here for the summer. Was here while I was, left but said he would be back in a week for another 2 weeks in the same site, and would be in and out for the whole summer. Guess it just depends on who you know in the office, which it seems it getting to be very prevalent in the FamCamp business. Anyway, we had Site 10 and had no problems at all; maybe since we only have a 37' RV it made a difference. Pull straight in and have a great view of the Atlantic! Would be nice if they put a WiFi repeater on the tower, then maybe the whole camping area could have a signal! As is is now, down to the office area for each time to use computer, bummer. Did note that the staff (summer hires?) did not have much info on anything it seemed, could not even find me a Channel List for the Cable TV provided, said "It's in your cabin". Hello, I'm in an RV site, where's the list? Maybe a little OJT for summer help would be in order?

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We stayed from June 14- June 16, we loved it. This is the 2ond time and can't wait to go again. great place!!! Poor Fred & Diane
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porfred Reviewed by porfred July 14, 2009
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June 14-18 2009

We stayed from June 14- June 16, we loved it. This is the 2ond time and can't wait to go again. great place!!! Poor Fred & Diane

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Stayed until June 07, 2009. Had a great spot overlooking the ocean. Only problem was I requested a 50 amp site and was assigned a 30 amp site. Fortunately the temp was very cool and I could run my rig on 30 amps. I found the camp personnel less than informative. Needed some rv supplies. Their store was useless and they had no idea of the location of any rv dealers. I would stay again since I now know the answer to these questions.
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bailorm Reviewed by bailorm June 27, 2009
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June 01, 2009

Stayed until June 07, 2009. Had a great spot overlooking the ocean. Only problem was I requested a 50 amp site and was assigned a 30 amp site. Fortunately the temp was very cool and I could run my rig on 30 amps. I found the camp personnel less than informative. Needed some rv supplies. Their store was useless and they had no idea of the location of any rv dealers. I would stay again since I now know the answer to these questions.

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Back again! Another wonderful stay at 4th Cliff, except for Mother Nature and high winds (Nor'easter). We stayed in RV9 which is at the top of the cliff. Our trailer was "rockin' & rollin'" during the night. The weather & winds actually "forced" us to leave a day earlier than we had planned. Other than that, we are very pleased with the area and had a wonderful time. I still wish and hope that they will extend the WiFi to cover the RV/cabin areas. I don't think it would take too much effort or expense. The staff is great! We will be back!
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Arniej Reviewed by Arniej June 25, 2009
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June 18-22, 2009

Back again! Another wonderful stay at 4th Cliff, except for Mother Nature and high winds (Nor'easter). We stayed in RV9 which is at the top of the cliff. Our trailer was "rockin' & rollin'" during the night. The weather & winds actually "forced" us to leave a day earlier than we had planned. Other than that, we are very pleased with the area and had a wonderful time. I still wish and hope that they will extend the WiFi to cover the RV/cabin areas. I don't think it would take too much effort or expense. The staff is great! We will be back!

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