7 Must-See Harbors on the Massachusetts Coastline (That Aren’t The Cape or Islands)

Massachusetts is often associated with harbors like Vineyard Haven,Falmouth, and the Nantucket Boat Basin. No doubt, these places are interesting and amazing but there are many other places that you can explore when in MA. These marinas located along the Massachusetts coastline that are equally charming, less crowded, and well worth a visit.

This time when you visit the place make sure to include these famous harbours to your itinerary.

  1. Plymouth

    Plymouth is one of the most popular tourist destination in the city along with a number of eateries and restaurants. Plymouth is located North of Cape Cod and is popularly known forPlymouth Rock. Centuries ago, pilgrims landed here and gave this place its religious and historic importance. You can visit Pilgrim Hall Museumor  Mayflower brewing company to get the most out of it. Check out the shops and galleries here in the downtown harbor district.Brewer Plymouth Marine
    14 Union St, Plymouth, MA 02360

  2. Scituate

    Scituate is must-see location for people who love fishing. This is known for commercial fishing pier.Dock your boat at the Scituate Harbor Marina and watch the fishing boats come in.There are various places to visit nearby including TK O’Malley’s or the Mill Wharf Restaurant. You can also sign up for a fishing charter through one of the numerous local tour services.

    Scituate Harbor Marina
    48 Jericho Rd, Scituate, MA 02066

  3. Hingham

    Hingham Harbor has beautiful shops and walkable downtown area where you can spend your day well. If you are a shopaholic then there are plenty of shops for you in the area. Besides, there are a lot of restaurants, an old Irish pub, and coffee and specialty shops. You can also dock at the Hingham Shipyard and pay a visit to Wahlburger’s.

    Hingham Shipyard Marinas
    24 Shipyard Drive, Hingham, MA 02043

  4. Boston

    Boston is a must visit city for its various attractions and activities. Known as the walking city, Boston is naturally boat friendly and almost all the places are easily accessible from the harbour. There are many marinas to choose from. Book the Water Boat Marina for easy access to the Faneuil Hall, Boston Aquarium, the North End, and the Freedom Trail. Or, Constitution Marina in Charlestown, equally as convenient and steps away from the oldest commissioned war ship “Old Iron Sides”.

    Boston Waterboat Marina
    66 Long Wharf, North Side Boston, MA 02110
    Constitution Marina
    28 Constitution Road, Boston, MA 02129

  5. Salem

    Salem is popular for the Salem Witch Trials and for Nathaniel Hawthorne who was born here. Packed with unusual history and psychic attractions, the city offers breath-taking views and plenty of facilities. Visit the Nathaniel Hawthorne House or the Salem Witch Museum, take a guided cemetery tour, or shop at the town’s many magic and witchcraft stores.

    Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina
    10 White Street Salem, MA 01970

  6.  Gloucester

    Gloucester is a North Shore town that houses another busy commercial fishing operation. There is abundance of New England charm. Dock in Gloucester’s inner harborfor easy access to the town’s quintessential waterfront district. You’ll be near spots like the State Forge Park, chartered whale watching tours, the Cape Ann Brewing Company, and plenty more.

    Cape Ann’s Marina Resort
    75 Essex Ave. Gloucester, MA 01930

  7. Newburyport

    Newburyport is situated at the juncture of the Merrimack River and the Atlantic Ocean. Naturally, it offers numerous attractions and options to explore. The historic town offers quintessential red brick streets lined with breweries,bakeries, cafes and ice cream shops. Many special events are held in the town during the peak boating season. Make sure to attend summer art walks and farmers markets, and a fall harvest festival.

    Newburyport Harbor Marina
    Rear 51 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950

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