Plum Island is a barrier island off the northern coast of Massachusetts where the Parker River and the Merrimack River flow into the Gulf of Maine. It contains a mix of summer and year-round residences, the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, and Sandy Point State Park.
Plum Island is split between Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley, and Ipswich. Newburyport is best known as the Oldest and most historic seaport, and as shipbuilding center in days gone by. It’s a pretty cool place to visit in its own right. Some absolutely incredible Restaurants!
Plum Island Beach was voted one of America’s best beaches, here on the beautiful northeast Coastline
7 mile long stretch of island beach. Just ½ mile bridge connecting the Newburyport area to this island
Most of island is an unpopulated beach and marsh area sanctuary
No traffic, no hassles, cute and quaint New England area
Great fishing from the island or charters and whale watching trips leave right from Plum Island
The island is best known as an outstanding birding spot. It’s a stop off on many migration paths. Birders come from all over the world to experience this area on Plum Island.
Kayaking has become one of the most enjoyable and popular Sports on Plum Island and the surrounding Basin waters, and inland water areas. Many of the Rental houses in Plum Island Beach Rentals, are on the Basin Waterfront area, and you have direct access to the water for any activity including a beautiful sandy beach, low and high tides create beautiful views day and night.
Some of the most beautiful sunsets are from this side.As well as Fishing , either by small boat from the beach or on the jetty area at the mouth of the river.