All the rooms in Blue Shutters face Good Harbor Beach. The sunrises are the best we've ever seen! We had 3 glorious warm sunny days in "off-season" early May. Our room was very comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was lovely: hard boiled eggs, granola, cinnamon toast, poppy seed cake - certainly much better than poorly prepared omelets we've had elsewhere! Ed, Ann Marie, Tony and Patty treated us like old friends! The other guests were congenial and interesting to chat with. We found many places to hike on Cape Ann - Plum Island, Ravenswood (Trustees property in Magnolia), the light house at the end of the private road, Halibut Point (look for the Atlantic Path that goes along the shore amongst a blueberry heath). And, of course, Good Harbor Beach and the walk to the island at low tide (and run back as the tide comes in). The views are among the best on the Atlantic. WE WILL BE BACK!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steps from Good Harbor Beach (#1 Beach in New England 2012). Minutes to downtown Gloucester (America's Oldest Fishing Port) and Rockport. Close to Cape Ann's 20+ restaurants and dozens of shops and galleries, as well as the Rocky Neck Art Colony (America's oldest and continuous operating art colony). Just 55 minutes by car or commuter rail to Boston and less than 2 hours drive from other New England destinations. We're one of the most popular spots on "the island you can drive to" (our section of Gloucester is separated from the Massachusetts mainland by the Annisquam River). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Shutters Beachside Hotel Gloucester