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Giving Back to our Community

The Team at Sagan Harborside SIR has been working hard to maintain the health and well-being of our families and friends, our loyal clients, our colleagues and the communities where we live and work. Making it possible for us to work from home and stay safe, are the many caring health care workers who are putting themselves at risk to take care of those who need their help. Now, it is our turn to do something for them.

With the peak surge for hospitals in Massachusetts projected for the coming weeks, we wanted to do something that had an immediate local impact and will give the ICU team at NSMC Salem Hospital some relief, positivity and smiles during this incredibly trying time. Ashley Hunt, a realtor at Sagan Harborside, connected with one of the nurses on the ICU team at NSMC to see how we can help.

The hospital staff there is working incredibly long hours with barely time to eat. They have received many generous donations of meals from community members and restaurants, but unfortunately have not had the time to take a break, sit down and enjoy them. So to lend a helping hand and provide a little relief and nourishment, we started a Sagan Harborside SIR snack drive to provide to the ICU team food items they can quickly and easily eat throughout their shifts.

We are proud to report that our office collected more than 2000 snacks, via Amazon and other delivery services. The donations were delivered to a very grateful North Shore Medical Center ICU on April 15th.

This is just one small way we can help our community members who are working hard for us. We invite you to join us as we continue to look for ways each of us can make a difference during these difficult times!


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Our Commitment to You in These Unprecedented Times


To Our Valued Clients, Agents, Partners and the Communities We Serve,

In these unprecedented times, we understand that people will continue to buy and sell real estate for many reasons.  The health and well -being of our clients, agents, employees and community is of paramount importance. We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and are taking the necessary steps regarding our work environment and business practices so that we can continue to provide extraordinary support and unparalleled service. 

Our commitment to you:

We respect your space and your concerns, therefore we have implemented the following precautions to address the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus: 

  • Adhering to all CDC protocols and guidelines, at a minimum. We are balancing the needs of our clients who have housing needs, while eliminating open houses, avoiding large gatherings and encouraging creative, efficient ways of exposing or showing homes during this crisis. 
  • We have closed our offices in both locations. If one of our agents needs to drop by, they have been instructed to keep their visits brief and to make sure to clean any surfaces or equipment that they touch.
  • Encouraging the use of booties, soap, wipes and hand sanitizers during private showings. 
  • Advising our employees and agents to work from home 
  • Conducting fewer face to face meetings and leveraging technology to reduce the opportunities to spread the virus further.

For our clients: 

We are fully prepared to move our business online, from virtual meetings, video tours, FaceTime/Skype showings, digital signatures, and online transaction management systems. We understand that there are many concerns around COVID-19 and we want to assure you that we are working hard to protect our clients, agents, staff, tenants, and landlords to prevent the spread of disease, while doing our best to continue helping you buy, sell or rent homes.

For those who may need to visit our office:

Our offices are closed. Packages can be dropped through the mail slot at either office.  We advise you to call the agent receiving the package to let them know it is there. We will support our agents and help them effectively service your needs while ensuring their comfort and yours with how best to deal with this challenging situation.  Please visit our website for office and agent contact information. 

Open Houses:

We are refraining from open houses at this time and will show properties by appointment only. Prior to entering, we will ask visitors to clean their hands and remain aware of social distancing at all times while touring the home. 

If you have recently traveled outside the US, are not feeling well, or have run a fever in the past forty-eight hours, please make us aware and we can schedule a virtual showing or alternate plan. We ask that you not come to our office or any of our properties if you are feeling unwell to help mitigate the potential spread of any illness. 

Thank you for your understanding.  We are still seeing strong demand, low-interest rates and an early spring season that necessitates the careful balancing of needs in such unprecedented times. We hope that you all stay well and healthy, and appreciate your patience and good spirits as we navigate this event. Please do not hesitate to contact any one of us, our associates or our office if you have any concerns. 

We are here to listen, be a trusted resource and to help with any of your concerns. Together, we will get through this stronger than ever.


Phyllis, Mike, Shari, and Julie

Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty Partners



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An Insider's Guide to Holiday Shopping in Marblehead and Swampscott

View of Old Town, Marblehead



During this festive yet busy holiday season, we suggest stopping by some of our wonderful local shops for last-minute gifts, décor, clothing, and foodstuffs. Besides infusing money into our local economy, shopping around the Swampscott and Marblehead area will save you time and get you in the spirit of the season meandering from shop to shop with a hot coffee or cider in hand.


Below are a few of our favorite shops and a few we ran across during our recent Holiday Fair. We hope you enjoy each local shop and getting to know your neighborhood businesses.

Botticelli Cuff

Botticelli Cuff, Jambu Jewelry

1. Jambu Jewelry

38 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA 01945

Jambu’s curated collection of handcrafted artisan jewelry is a must-see! Created by talented artists from NYC to LA, each piece is made to dazzle in sterling silver and 14 karat gold, with precious and semi-precious stones to suit your style from classic to edgy.



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2. Shoe Galley

46 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA
Facebook: @theshoegalley

We love Shoe Galley’s wide selection of stylish footwear for men, women, and children. Their boot selection offers a myriad of choices for keeping your feet warm this holiday season and through the rest of winter.



3. O’rama’s Boutique Store

148 Washington St, Marblehead, MA
Shop Instore Only

A local treasure, O’rama’s Boutique, is touted as one of the best places in Marblehead to find gifts for others and oneself. You’ll find a treasure trove of magical possibilities to get lost amongst including jewelry, pajamas, candles, home décor, beauty products, and so much more.



Burgundy sweater dress, Bobbles and Lace

4. Bobbles & Lace

139 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA

Right down the street from O’rama’s, Bobbles & Lace is the place to find that last-minute outfit for your holiday party. You’ll find a glamorous collection of classic and trendy women’s clothing from which to choose. You’re sure to be the best-dressed hostess or guest at the party!



5. Gold Bug Co.

43 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA
Shop Instore Only

A mainstay in Marblehead since 1979, Gold Bug offers a range of sophisticated, budget-friendly fine jewelry. This little local shop is a gem of a find for last-minute gifts for family, friends, or a significant other.



Italian Herringbone Blanket, The Preppy Stitch

6. Preppy Stitch

44 Crestwood Road, Marblehead, MA

Wonderful handstitched monogram gifts await at Preppy Stitch in Marblehead. Gabrielle Roberts, the owner of Preppy Stitch, designs embroidered items to make your own with a monogram or any other motif you may want to have in your preferred colors. These unique designs are terrific for gifting and include items such as a set of towels, sheets, dish towels, napkins, tablecloths, or bags as a closing gift, anniversary gift, or holiday present.

Big Dipper Waxworks Pillar Candle at The Farmacie Shop

7. The Farmacie Shop

218 Humphrey Street. Swampscott, MA

This newcomer to Swampstock commerce opened in mid-November, and we are so excited they did. Founded by Paulina, a pharmacist with a passion for beauty, health, and wellness, the Farmacie Shop sells natural and holistic products and services. From skincare to supplements, you’ll find a plethora of pleasant products and advice to keep you and your loved ones cared for and healthy.




Little Pink Houses Cards, Kat’s Boutique

8. Kats Boutique

212 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, MA

Just steps away from The Farmacie Shop, Kat’s Boutique is a local favorite for women's clothing, jewelry, and accessories from local designers, artists, and international brands. The boutique also offers one-of-kind vintage finds that are handpicked for their beauty and brilliance. They specialize in genuine pearl jewelry and accessories.



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9. Artist -- Lynn Mercer Michaud

PH: 781-631-8283

This local artist creates breathtaking watercolor paintings of homes, landscapes, and portraits. Her works of art make endearing gifts for house closings, anniversaries, or holiday presents. She has various sizes, and the paintings can be duplicated easily if you need multiple copies for family members. She is also developing a line of note cards that can bear the same resemblance to the painting or can be scenes from Marblehead, which are great gifts as well for clients or friends.


10. Handcrafted Jewelry by Debra Goldberg

Phone: 781-771-8189

Debra Goldberg, a realtor at Raveis in Marblehead, designs her own line of jewelry which can be customized to your specific requests. She uses a huge variety of gems and acrylics as well as gold and silver and copper and can design anything you need to complete a certain outfit or a great signature everyday piece. You’ll find a quick turn-around time to make the jewelry at very reasonable prices. Perfect for holiday gifts!

Whether shopping Swampscott’s historic Olmsted district or charming downtown Marblehead, we hope you find that perfect item or gift you’ve been searching for.

Happy holiday and joyful shopping from our team to you!




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Our Favorite Holiday Events For 2019

Marblehead, Salem, Lynn, and the entire North Shore are steeped in tradition, and locals love to celebrate the holidays. From holiday markets, to theatre, to community-wide celebrations, we cherish our old-fashioned festivities. Here are some of our favorite holiday events for 2019 – enjoy!

Zoo Lights at the Stone Zoo

November 22 – January 4

Stone Zoo for Northshore children and families


Zoo Lights turns Stone Zoo into a winter wonderland, attracting thousands of visitors to stroll tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Visit the zoo animals and our reindeer! Spot over 40 life-size animal sculptures made from millions of LEGO® bricks. Warm up by an open fire and make s’mores.

Appleton Farms Holiday Market

November 22, 5-8PM

Kick off the holidays with a trip to Appleton Farms family-friendly Holiday Market. Enjoy 20+ artisanal foods, handcrafted gifts, local craft beer, wine and a signature cocktail. Plus, kids activities and barnyard animals. Support local farmers – admission is free!


Holiday Live Shows At Lynn Auditorium

November 29: A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage Brings Holiday Cheer to The Lynn Auditorium on November 29th at 1:30 PM. This Stage Musical Celebrates Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts” Comic Strip and 1965 Television Special; Showcasing the Music of Vince Guaraldi.

December 5: The Elf on The Shelf Christmas Musical

This all-new musical and premiere stage production includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole. Features an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe.

December 7: The Nutcracker

This beautiful holiday classic is filled with magnificent scenery, stunning costumes and the amazing music by Tchaikovsky.

December 8: A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ timeless tale is brought to life on the stage.

Marblehead Christmas Walk

December 5-8


Marblehead’s historic charm and the festive spirit of the holidays create an enchanting experience throughout the entire town. For full details including a map and trolley routes, Click Here. Here’s the fun-filled schedule:

Thursday, December 5


Sensational shopping and good cheer, raffles and more! From 5 to 8 PM, throughout Town.


5 to 7 PM; King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street


5 to 6:30 PM, Jeremiah Lee Mansion, 161 Washington Street


6 PM Festivities Begin, Lighting at 7PM. St. Michael’s Church, 26 Pleasant Street

December 6


4 to 6 PM, Shubie’s Marketplace, 16 Atlantic Avenue


4 to 6 PM, Jeremiah Lee Mansion, 161 Washington Street


6 PM, Entertainment & Festivities Begin; 7 PM Tree Lighting. At National Grand Bank (across from 91 Pleasant Street)


7:15 PM Tree Lighting with historical re-enactors. Mud Puddle Toys, 1 Pleasant Street

Saturday, December 7


9 AM performance: “A Dancer’s Dream”. At 9:30 AM, Santa & Mrs. Claus step ashore! State Street Landing.



10 AM to 5 PM, Marblehead Festival of Arts, Artisans Market; at King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street


11:45 AM along State Street Landing, Washington Street, Atlantic Avenue, and Pleasant Street


10 AM to 4 PM, Jeremiah Lee Mansion, 161 Washington Street


10 AM to 5 PM, along Atlantic Avenue


4:30 PM, at the Old Town House


8 PM, Old North Church, 35 Washington Street

Sunday, December 8


Noon to 2 PM, Jeremiah Lee Mansion, 161 Washington Street


10 AM to 4 PM, King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper Street


Noon to 4 PM, along Atlantic Avenue


7:30 PM, Old North Church, 35 Washington Street

Christmas in Salem Holiday House Tour 2019

December 6-8

2019 is the 40th anniversary of Historic Salem, Inc.’s largest fundraiser. Homes are beautifully decorated for the holidays and open for three days of tours. Christmas in Salem encourages visitors to enjoy Salem’s distinctive restaurants and shops. Ride the trolley from downtown parking to the tour; enjoy local history and a festive ride. For tickets, Click Here.

Christmas at Castle Hill, Ipswich

December 6-8

It’s worth the drive to Castle Hill for “An Old-Fashioned Christmas”. This 1920’s mansion is festively decorated by garden clubs, florists, and designers. Visit the Castle Hill gift shop and Harbor Sweets pop up cafe. Enjoy live holiday entertainment. Shop the Christmas Greens Courtyard for beautiful wreaths, kissing balls, and fresh cut greenery. It’s three days of holiday fun:


Make Friday a date night with evening tour hours, a cash bar, light appetizers, and festive music.


Tour on Saturday for holiday decorating ideas. Enjoy live music, fresh baked cookies and cider, and a family treasure hunt.


Visit with Santa Claus from 12pm-2pm, take photos, and do the holiday treasure hunt. Enjoy live music, fresh baked cookies and cider. For full details and tickets, Click Here.

2019 Holiday Classics Benefit Concert, Salem

December 13

In this holiday performance to benefit Project OUT, singer Nicole Lashomb takes us down memory lane with Holiday Favorites & Seasonal Classics. For details and tickets, Click Here

Pop-Up Holiday Market at GALA in Lynn

December 14-15

Shop local at the Downtown Lynn Holiday Sale at GALA in the LynnArts building. This two day event features local art, greeting cards, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, Lynn merchandise and much more… and it’s Free!


Experience the North Shore Lifestyle

If you’d like to learn more about the North Shore lifestyle, we recommend Our Favorite Summer Events and Life On The Water In Marblehead. The professional Realtors here at Sagan Harborside Realty have the expertise to find you the perfect home. Just give us a call at 781-593-6111.


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Finding The Best Fall Color On The North Shore


Colorful leaves on Elmwood Road, Marblehead


With three million acres of forested land, Massachusetts is a favorite destination for leaf-spotting. Tourists often head west to the mountains, but residents and visitors to the North Shore area will find plenty of fall color close by. Historic towns like Salem and Marblehead offer a combination of manicured parks, scenic vistas and nearby nature reserves. Short day trips will take you past quiet ponds, historic farms, taverns, and churches surrounded by trees dressed in magnificent yellow, gold and red.

Leaf season begins here in early October as the weather cools, telling the trees it’s time for fall colors. Avid leaf-watchers know the schedule changes each year according to the weather; peak colors on the North Shore usually occur in the last two weeks of October.



With our late-changing oaks here in the coastal plain, peak leaf colors come later in the season. The show may be over to the North, but late October brings swathes of yellow, rusty-orange and red to our coastline. From Boston up to Scarborough, the North Shore is renowned for its colorful fall vistas.



Photographing the colorful scenery is a favorite fall activity for tourists and locals alike. Those perfect combinations of location, light, and color are fleeting. So grab your camera or phone, and check out some landscape photography tips.


Colorful Trees In The Heart Of Salem

Salem Common is the perfect starting point for an afternoon of vibrant color. This beautiful park serves as a town square, right in the heart of Salem. Explore the Salem Witch Museum and browse the town’s unique shops surrounded by autumn’s glory.



Autumn Views In Marblehead

Marblehead's hills provide views for miles. Walk up Old Burial Hill to visit one of the most picturesque graveyards in New England. From the top you can see a panoramic view of the harbor, splashed with fall colors in red and gold.

Nearby Redd's Pond turns on the charm with colorful trees reflected in the calm waters. Famous for its model sailboat regattas, in autumn the pond is the ideal spot to snap a photo.


Image Courtesy of Jeff Kane


Fountain Park was the site of a fort during both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. These days, it has a large gazebo with benches to relax and take in the town’s best views of Marblehead Harbor. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic and a great place to view fall foliage.

Stroll through flaming orange trees at Chandler Hovey Park on your way to the Marblehead Lighthouse, which was originally built in 1835. Park grounds are open year-round, but the lighthouse hours vary by the season.



Fall Color Hikes: Marblehead, Lynn and Salem, MA

Whether you're an avid hiker or just take occasional walks, getting out in nature is the best way to enjoy the fall color. Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary is on the peninsula near Marblehead Light, and provides 18 acres of unspoiled woodlands and swamps close by. Walking trails for all ages are popular with leaf-peepers and birders. Its 3.5 mile circular drive is perfect for taking in views of the harbor.

Lynn Woods is a forest park near Lynn, with a formal garden and a cave to explore. Climb the stone tower and you’ll be rewarded with sweeping views of foliage and the Boston skyline in the distance.

Salem Woods is a wooded park with beautiful scenery. Easy trails make it the perfect spot for a family afternoon of leafy color.


Scenic Drives: Autumn On The North Shore

For a scenic drive through farmland, take Route 1A from Beverly inland to Newburyport and stop in historic Ipswich, which has more pre-1725 houses than any American town.

Along the coast, take in the color on Route 127 through Beverly and Manchester By-the-Sea, ending at Gloucester’s Ravenswood Park. Here you’ll find 600 quiet acres and ten miles of carriage paths and trails to explore.


Andover’s Fall Splendor

Spend an afternoon in Andover, famous for its autumn scenery and the magnificent garden at Stevens-Coolidge Place right in the center of town. It’s a favorite spot for plein air artists, so bring your paints and your camera.


Leaf-Peeping In Boston and Cambridge

A day trip to Boston will reward you with a rich palette of yellows and reds, displayed against the city’s architecture. The Boston Public Garden has a variety of trees from all over the world, so the colorful display starts earlier in the season and lasts longer. Close by, you can explore the Beacon Hill neighborhood’s historic streets.

One of the best displays of Boston-area foliage is in the city of Cambridge. Colorful trees line the bike path along the Charles River and Cambridge Common. Mount Auburn Cemetery is a magnificent garden cemetery and arboretum. Stroll through Mount Auburn for fall color, and a collection of plants and trees from around the world. Climb a hill for a view of the Boston skyline.

If you'd like to make autumn color part of your lifestyle, our professional Realtors here at Sagan Harborside Realty have the expertise to find you the perfect location. Just give us a call at 781-593-6111.



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Our Favorite Summer Events In Marblehead & Swampscott

Our Marblehead Summer 2019 is in full swing at last, and Boston’s North Shore is brimming with options for outdoor fun. Sunny beach days, sailing afternoons, and casual cook-outs are summertime favorites. But look around Marblehead and Swampscott, and you’ll find local music concerts, outdoor festivals, family getaways and history-inspired events that bring even more excitement to these lazy, hazy days.

The Marblehead Great Picnic

Bring the kids and head over to Reynolds Playground in Marblehead on Sunday, July 14 for a family-friendly picnic. Enjoy a free hamburger or hot dog, or sample chowder recipes from Three Cod Tavern, The Landing Restaurant Marblehead and The Barnacle Restaurant Inc. Save room for dessert from Coffey Ice Cream. Sponsored by the Marblehead Old Car Club, the Great Picnic features hundreds of vintage and antique cars on display. There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids busy too.

The Marblehead Great Picnic


Fort Sewall Revolutionary War Camp

History buffs will love visiting the recreation of an 18th century Revolutionary War encampment, presented by the reenactors of Glover’s Marblehead Regiment. This living history event takes place at Fort Sewall the weekend of July 13-14. Learn about 18th-century life from demonstrations of musket ball making, navigation, marlin-spike work, medicine, candle making, cooking, and militia musket drills as part of tours of historic Fort Sewall. Listen to fife and drum concerts throughout the day, sample some 18th-century snacks, or shop for historic goods at the sutler.

Fort Sewall Revolutionary War Camp
 Photo Courtesy of Wicked Local

The Marblehead volunteer militia will be called upon to fight for liberty when the Forces of the Crown (also known as the Redcoats) land in Marblehead to stop the colonial rebels. You’ll see history in action as the two regiments battle it out. Kids can even sign up with the regiment and learn to drill and march to the beat of a drum. Everyone is invited to join our soldier sailors in singing traditional sea-chanteys. This family-friendly event is a hands-on history lesson for the kids that everyone will love.

The Marblehead Open Golf Tournament

The Marblehead Open Golf Tournament � 

Golfers will love the opportunity to play a round at the Tedesco Country Club on Monday, July 15. This Chamber of Commerce fundraiser starts at 11:30 am with registration and a lunch buffet, followed by a shotgun start at 1pm. Join us afterwards to celebrate with cocktails and a barbeque.


Family Camping Weekends on Childrens’ Island

Make summer-camp memories with your kids on Children’s Island, a beautiful kids summer camp in the middle of Marblehead Harbor. While the day camp is open to kids all summer, Family Camping weekends (July 20th and August 17) pack all kinds of summer-camp fun into two days. Just a 15 minute Hannah Glover Ferry ride, the rustic island is a great way to explore the coast while swimming, sailing, and kayaking with your kids. There’s a barn stocked with arts and crafts activities, a saltwater pool, and evening campfire.


Family Camping Weekends on Childrens Island


Swampscott By the Sea Summer Concert Series

The Swampscott By the Sea Summer Concert Series is an annual summer tradition that invites locals and tourists alike to listen to crowd-pleasing music on Swampscott’s beautiful Town Hall Lawn. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic Wednesdays from 6-8 pm.

Swampscott By the Sea Summer Concert Series
 Photo Courtesy of

Here’s this summer’s lineup:

  •     July 17 - Amy Kucharik & Friends With Benefits – Swing & Blues
  •     July 31 - Southern City Band – Country
  •     July 24 - Stan Strickland – Jazz
  •     August 14 - Karen K and the Jitterbugs – Family and Kids


2019 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

2019 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Photo Courtesy of Revere Beach Partnership

Head down to America’s first public beach to take in the world-class International Sand Sculpting Festival on July 26th – July 28th. With over a million visitors each year, this fun-in-the-sun event is centered around a magnificent sand sculpting competition. Grab a gourmet meal from one of the food trucks, shop the unique vendors and enjoy old-fashioned beach town amusements.


Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or just like messing about, you’ll love watching classic wooden sailing yachts racing across the harbor. Hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club, the regatta celebrates “Classic Yachts and Characters” this year from Saturday, August 10 – Sunday, August 11.

“There are only a few occasions where exquisite wooden sailboats of impressive pedigree actually get together and sail. They aren’t mooring mermaids. They love to duke it out with sailors onboard who know how to extract the type of performance their boats were designed to get.” --CCYC


 Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta

Image Courtesy of Panerai


With its exceptional port so close to Boston, Marblehead has long been known as the birthplace of the American Navy. Classic yacht regattas have been celebrating this sailing heritage every summer since the early ‘80s. Take a picnic up to Castle Rock or Chandler Hovey Park for great views of the sailing fleet in action.

You don’t need to live in Marblehead year round to enjoy our local events – it’s easy to plan your summer trip to see the regatta or have a family camping trip. But owning a home on the North Shore makes you part of this vibrant community, where every summer is special. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Marblehead, Swampscott, Salem, or on the beautiful North Shore waterfront, we’re your local experts – just give Sagan Harborside a call at 781-593-6111.


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Life on the Water in Marblehead

Known as one of the great yachting capitals of the world, Marblehead Harbor has been a center of classic shipbuilding and waterfront life since the Revolutionary War. While these days the rocky shoreline is lined with stunning homes, Marblehead still remains true to its seafaring roots. Five yacht clubs line a sheltered harbor full of boats of all types – from fishing dinghies to historic schooners and globe-circling sailing yachts. Local shipbuilders and sail makers keep the art and craft of classic wooden boat-building alive.

Summertime Sailing

Summer in Marblehead Harbor is a bustling scene, as local sailing regattas compete for space with kayakers, paddlers and fishing charters. If you’re not a boat owner yet, you can set sail in one of Atlantic Charter’s well-appointed sailboats for the day, or book a weekend sail around the outer islands. You can even charter a historic Schooner built for Gen. George Patton. Or, dive deep into the local sailing scene by joining the annual Marblehead to Halifax Race. Joining a yacht club will give you access to launches, boat slips, storage, and a clubhouse where you can meet fellow sailors and learn more about local conditions and events.

 Photo: Karim Benali, via Sail Magazine

Paddling the Coves

Summer fun on the water includes puttering about Marblehead’s coast by standup paddle board and kayak. Pull ashore on Crowninshield Island, an uninhabited island that marks the entrance to Marblehead’s Little Harbor. Explore the rocky shoreline on the ocean-side, and a sandy beach and salt marsh on the cove-side. Before paddling home, be sure to hike the short loop trail that leads to a great view of the harbor and 17th-century Fort Sewall.

 Source: Dakota Donovan

If your family loves paddling or kayaking, check out the Paddlers Membership at the Dolphin Yacht Club. You can store and launch your equipment from the club, and join up with other members who share your love of the water. The club’s waterfront restaurant is a popular local dining spot, with expansive views of the harbor.

Marblehead Harbor’s rocky islands and inlets are just perfect for exploring, and you don’t need your own equipment. Just north of the harbor you’ll find Little Harbor Boathouse. Protected by Crowninshield and Gerry’s Island, it’s an ideal launch point. They sell and rent a selection of Hobie Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards, and their summer programs will have your kids paddling in no time. Try out their easy pedal-kayaks, or fish the quiet coves from a well-equipped fishing kayak.

Fishing Around Marblehead Harbor

Kayak fishing is quickly becoming a popular sport for anyone who loves to fish. Here you’ll catch striped bass and bluefish while exploring the productive fishing areas in and around Marblehead, known as the best fishing town in New England.

You don’t have to go too far out to sea for a great catch, either. The many rocks and ledges close to shore provide fun fishing for the entire family. Or head further out to troll around the islands for striped bass and tuna, which arrive every June like clockwork. If you live in Marblehead and love to fish, you’ll probably want your own boat; but the local charter fleet is outstanding as well:

Messing About In Boats

It may begin with your first dinghy as a child, a weekend paddling trip, or a sunset sail; it can end with a lifelong passion for fishing or an annual pilgrimage for the summer regatta season. But life on the water in Marblehead offers every opportunity for what’s affectionately known as “messing about in boats”.

 Source: Allison Horrocks

And if all of this activity is too much, you can always take a break at Devereaux Beach, catch some rays and indulge in some ice cream from Lime Ricky’s Beach Shack.

If you’ve always dreamt about living on the coast, don’t wait to live your dream! Marblehead is the ideal community for those who share a love of the ocean. Contact one of our Realtors at (781) 593-6111 to view homes for sale in this beautiful, historic town.


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bench facing harbor with moored boats

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