Marblehead, MA is a picturesque, coastal New England town and the perfect place to spend an idyllic summer! Marblehead’s stunning coastline has been an iconic draw since 1629 when the colonists first settled the town. Marblehead is steeped in nautical history; first as a fishing village to a major shipyard and is known as the birthplace of the American Navy.
Spend the day at the Beach
Summer is meant for the beach. Marblehead is surrounded by beaches; Devereux Beach is one of Marblehead’s favorites and offers over 5 acres of sandy shores. Here you will find lifeguards on duty, restrooms and ample paid parking. Right across from Devereux is Riverhead Beach, and also Gas House Beach. No matter what beach you decide to spend your day at, you will not be disappointed.
Watch the Marblehead Regatta
The regatta is a highlight of the summer! There is “race week” which was first started in 1889 and is typically at the end of July. The race attracts upwards of 200 boats and is a site to see!
If you won’t be in town that weekend, there are numerous races throughout the whole summer.
Visit Old Burial Hill
Just over a mile from the hotel is Old Burial Hill which was established in 1638 and is the resting place for many Puritans and early residents of Marblehead, MA. Some of the tombstones are centuries-old and are steeped in in history. In addition Old Burial Hill is one of the most picturesque graveyards in New England and boasts views of Old Marblehead and the harbor.
Check out Abbot Hall Maritime Museum
In addition to serving as the home of Marblehead’s government, Abbot Hall also serves as a museum celebrating Marblehead’s vast maritime history. In the museum, you can discover Marblehead’s MA role as the birthplace of the US Navy, learn how General John Glover of Marblehead MA assisted George Washington in crossing the Delaware, view the original painting; the Spirit of 1776 and more!
Stay at The Hotel Marblehead
The Hotel Marblehead is the perfect getaway for your summer escape! Whether you are coming for a weekend or enjoying a longer stay there is plenty to do and explore in Marblehead, MA. The Hotel Marblehead is located in close proximity to downtown with plenty of restaurants, shops, and great views of the harbor.
For more information on our accommodations and amenities, visit our website. You can also book directly on our website for the best available rates and room selection. If you have any questions about the town of Marblehead, MA or the hotel, feel free to contact us on our website or at 781-639-9999.