Marblehead is steeped in maritime history and is famous for its incredible Harbor filled with over 2000 boats in the summertime. Every year hundreds of people flock to Marblehead Neck to watch the passing sailboat races. Here you will find Marblehead Light. Not your traditional lighthouse, it was built in 1895 and possesses its own charm.
In addition to being known as the birthplace of the American Navy and as the Yachting capital of the U.S., Marblehead also boasts a picturesque downtown with many homes and charming shops dating to the 18th century, both small and large public beaches, and some of the prettiest ocean/harbor front parks you will ever see.
Marblehead is a pleasure to visit in all seasons.
Here are some links to help you enjoy your stay in Marblehead:
Marblehead Community Calendar of Events
Marblehead Chamber of Commerce
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Peabody Essex Museum
Historic Down Town Salem and Salem Harbor are 5 minutes by car.
Boston: 35 minutes by car or train, 50 minutes by bus.
Cape Ann, Gloucester, and Rockport are a 35 minute drive along the scenic coast.
Essex and Georgetown Antique Co-Ops: 35 minutes by car.
Plum Island Wildlife Refuge: 45 minutes north.