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Newbury Beach

Plum Island, MA
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I love this place. Long stretches of beaches and only the occasional walker. This is a great... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Cambridge, Wisconsin
Quaint and quiet beach hotel

I went with a dear friend of mine for an extended weekend and was overall impressed with the Blue... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Miami, Florida
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Plum Island, MA
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love this place. Long stretches of beaches and only the occasional walker. This is a great place for a quiet lunch and chair.

Reviewed 4 October 2016

I went with a dear friend of mine for an extended weekend and was overall impressed with the Blue Inn. The interior decorations of the hotel and rooms was nautical, done very classy with many hints of blue (not tacky, a blue theme could be...More

Thank alyssabpetry
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The header on this article claims dogs are allowed on the beach 9/15. Not true. The beach is open to dogs October 15th - May 15th. Remember to clean up after your dog, or we will lose those privileges, too.

1  Thank nancyinnewbury
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Been going there for 15 yrs or more.Its the only beach we go to.Its wonderful. The beach is great. Its a island only a few paces to eat but they are great, a little store with everything you not,package store and a great fishing store...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Bring your boogie boards and your sunscreen, low tide on Plum Island is a great way to spend a day! Check the tide chart, bring an umbrella to sit under, and pack a lunch. Two hours before low tide through two hours after low tide...More

1  Thank adegreni
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Have been here several times for swimming and picnicking during the summer months and once for a bird-watching trip during the spring, when we hoped to glimpse the nesting plover. Before reaching the beach, however, we spent considerable time on a number of trails on...More

Thank Bear59
Reviewed 1 August 2016

With the confluence of the Merrimack River and the Atlantic Ocean, this is a lovely area, especially at sunset. The beach is very granular and wraps around the island, making for a variety of views. You'll see fisherpeople, beachcomers, and people having family portraits taken.

Thank Z-OC-Family
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Parking is very limited but there are a few lots where you can pay to park. No bathroom facilities at beach but you can walk to a restaurant and grab a bite and use the restrooms there. Can be a bad undertow so not the...More

2  Thank Nanc W
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stopped at this beach on a very cold and rainy spring day to let the kids and dog get some energy out. Great stop! Dog-friendly off season and we were able to let our dog off-leash a bit to run since no one was...More

2  Thank Dana W
Reviewed 11 May 2016

After a delicious lunch in Ipswich and before making our way to Gloucester we stopped at Plum Island for a beach walk. My niece and I enjoyed the beach --part of it was closed off for Plovers nesting and there was someone watching over the...More

Thank spet
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Mark G
what are green heads, sand flies????
24 January 2017|
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
They are large flies that come 2 weeks in july and they bite. You cant go outside at any time during the day
What is the status of the green heads the 2nd week in August?
28 July 2016|
Response from nancyinnewbury |
July 4th for 4-6 weeks, depending on heat/ humidity. The hotter it is, the earlier they appear and the longer they're around.
Nancy C
Are we able to park in the lots at dawn? We want to take some sunrise pictures. Any suggestions for best location, picturesque wise?
6 August 2015|
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