Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Marblehead, MA
Marblehead Harbor is one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world. Located about 9 nautical miles north of Boston Harbor, it is an attractive destination as well as stopping off point for those going to or returning from Maine.
Marblehead is situated on the North Shore of Massachusetts along Massachusetts Bay and Salem Harbor. The town consists of a rocky peninsula that extends into the bay, with an additional neck to the east connected by a long sandbar. This ring of land defines Marblehead’s deep, sheltered harbor. Marblehead Neck is home to a bird sanctuary, as well as Castle Rock and Chandler Hovey Park at its northern tip, where Marblehead Light is located. The town was once home to two forts, Fort Miller at Naugus Head along Salem Harbor, and Fort Sewall, at the west edge of the mouth of Marblehead Harbor. The town land also includes several small islands in Massachusetts Bay and Dolliber Cove, the area between Peaches Point and Fort Sewall. The town is partially divided from Salem by the Forest River, and is also home to several small ponds. Keeping with the town’s location, there are four beaches (one in Dolliber Cove, one in Marblehead Harbor, and two along the southern shore of town), as well as six yacht clubs, one public kayaking center and several boat ramps.
Things To Do for Marblehead, MA
- Devereaux Beach, Marblehead, MA – Of all Marblehead’s beautiful beaches, Devereaux Beach is the most popular. Over five acres of sand, with lifeguards on duty from the beginning of summer vacation through Labor Day. Also, picnic areas, public restrooms, and a concession stand. Check the town’s website for parking fees.
- SUP and Kayaking – The waters around Marblehead are excellent for paddlesports, and there are many rental places in the area. See the list of businesses here.
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