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About Salisbury

With a slower pace of life and a friendly populace that can trace its lineage back to the first English settlers, it's no wonder people head to this Essex County hamlet every summer to get away from the daily grind. Our Salisbury vacation rentals provide the perfect retreat from the every day.

With five miles of pristine beach and homes dating back to the town's formation, Salisbury, Massachusetts, enjoys a reputation as a quaint summer colony with historic flavor. Once home to the Pennacook tribe, Europeans headed here in 1638 and never left. Visitors love the rows of traditional clapboard homes abutting Federalist structures and picturesque farms. Plan a trip of your own to this charming Massachusetts town on your next New England escape.

Things to Do in Salisbury, MA

Salisbury is all about nature and the coastal waters. It's a big reason this town is one of the most popular on the North Shore. The Salisbury Beach State Reservation is a nearly five-mile oceanside park offering many places to swim, fish, and camp. The campground boasts renovated bathhouses and the beach offers a boardwalk and playground. Head northwest from the beach and you'll come across picturesque Allen Rock, a marshy island, as well as camera-ready Badgers Rock, a small outcropping on the Merrimack River.

Kids of all ages will enjoy the plethora of mini golf sites in town and adults will enjoy touring area farms for produce and flower bulbs. Summer concerts are held at Blue Ocean Music Hall at the pavilion on Salisbury Beach. Many seats are within 50 feet of the stage, offering a bird's eye view of the performers, both famous and local.

Day Trips from Salisbury

With its convenient North Shore location, Salisbury is a great spot from which one can organize day trips around the region. Boston is only 40 miles to the south, with spooky Salem even closer. The small coastal hamlets of Newbury and Newburyport lie just adjacent to Salisbury and have some cultural as well as natural sites. Plum Island lies just off the coast, offering natural wonders as far as the eye can see. The beaches and historic towns of Cape Cod are just a couple of hours away for a longer day trip or an overnight adventure.

With miles of pristine beach and abundant natural beauty, you'll truly feel your troubles disappear at one of our Salisbury vacation rentals.

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