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!
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. For more information on Plum Island please go to the Plum Island Website.
- 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
On the island there are are a variety of restaurants, stores and other activities. Fishing, bird watching and areal tours are just some of the ”on island” activities. Plum Island is just minutes from the town of Newburyport and hhas been called ” the next Nantucket”. You can enjoy shopping, art galleries, fine restaurants and plenty of entertainment in this quaint yet chic seaside town.
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Bird Watching
There is a local Man that hosts an amazing site of birdwatching on Plum Island
see His link here, but please come back to this Plum Island Beach Rentals site
Captains Fishing and Charters
Plum Island Surf Casters Surf Casters
Surfland Bait Shop
The 9th Wave
Freedom Boat Club
Cinnamon Rainbow Surf Shop, Hampton Beach, NH
or check out www.itsabeach.com for Surf, Tide and Water Temps Updated Daily
Newburyport Whale Watching
Plum Island Kayak
The Plum Island Grille is a great restaurant on the island
Quirky Mad Martha’s
Bob Lobster’s, BeachComa !
Access to Newburyport
The charming ocean-side town with shops and restaurants
Salons and Spas
Dally’s Hair Salon
Plum Island Airport – tours and small aircraft landing