Great New England Summer Destinations – Boston’s North Shore

Particularly at the end of winter, we can’t wait for warm sunny days on the water. We asked the brokers at LandVest about their favorite coastal spots in New England.


Lanse Robb, the Director of LandVest’s North Shore operation has been exploring Boston’s Gold Coast since he first lived here as a child. He’s not alone in loving the long sweep of shoreline from Marblehead to the long beaches that run to the New Hampshire border. Boston’s wealthy families, the Roosevelts, Tafts, and Cabots have long retreated to their spectacular summer cottages to take in the ocean breeze.

Lanse knows the best spots: “I love the variety: the dramatic rocky coastlines of Gloucester and Rockport, the sandy beaches in Ipswich, Gloucester, and Beverly, or the beautiful harbors like Marblehead and Manchester-by-the-Sea.”

9 Curtis Point, Beverly

9 Curtis Point. Boston's North Shore

“If you dream of having the beach all to yourself, you’ll love this private sandy beach in Beverly Cove just steps away from the house.”

Wingaersheek Beachfront, Gloucester

Boston's North Shore, Wingaersheek Beachfront

“Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester has the best sand on the North Shore, and is the best for walking as the beach stretches over 2 miles.”

Proctor Street, Manchester

Boston's North Shore

“If you want it all: a great view, private beach access, and your own deep-water dock in Manchester Harbor, Proctor Street has the entire package, combined with a beautifully updated house.”

For more on these waterfront properties or for additional information about the North Shore, please caontact Lanse Robb at or visit his website at

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