Plum Island is located in the northeast corner of Massachusetts
. It is a barrier Island minutes east from the city of Newburyport and north of Ipwhich Bay. Vacation rental accommodations on the island offer a quiet, relaxing getaway and are all a stone’s throw away from warm, sandy beaches
The Plum Island coastline offers a distinct beach formation of a gently sloping shelf that extends into the ocean. Because of this the tidal flow does not reach very far horizontally and results in sand that is closer to the ocean being carried away faster, leaving behind a sloped, dune-like appearance to the beach
. The Parker River national Wildlife Refuge takes up the majority of the south portion of the island. With a wide range of different habitats including cranberry bog, maritime forest, freshwater marsh and sandy dunes, the area is home to a diverse array of wildlife. The refuge is known as one of America’s greatest bird watching areas with over 350 species of birds
having been found within. During the summer you can catch a glimpse of piping plovers and least terns, while in the winter the refuge is home to the snowy owl, rough legged hawks, grebes, loons and other waterfowl. Although birds are the main attraction, there are mammals on the island as well, including seals during the colder months of the year
. Take some time away from your lodging accommodations and explore this beautiful wildlife reserve with friends and loved ones.
For the fishing enthusiast, vacation rentals on the Island offer access to plenty of fish to be caught off-shore or in the Merrimack River
. Off-shore excursions on charter boats promise a fun and relaxing experience with a spectacular view of the inlet to the river
. The Massachusetts Audubon Society, positioned conveniently on the Plum Island turnpike, offers organized bird watching tours and other activities the entire family can enjoy. Our vacation rentals are guaranteed to be near something fun and exciting.
With such a small distance, the nearby city of Newburyport is a must see for anyone with a condo rental accommodation on Plum Island. Being close to the water is a way of life in the city with the seaport being an integral part of the community during all seasons of the year. Check out the ArtWalk, a self-guided walking tour of the town’s galleries and get warmed up before heading to the Firehouse Center for the Arts
. With world class musical and stage productions, the center is a great stop for even the most timid art lover. In the evening enjoy fine dining in one of the city’s restaurants before stealing away for a romantic stroll along the waterfront.
Check out Owner Direct’s selection of condo rentals and vacation rental accommodations today to get the best deals on Plum Island.