Within the pages of this website, you’ll find a wealth of information highlighting the five communities that define this historic coastal region: Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport. While they share a coastline, each offers its own unique and remarkable capacity to make memories whether you’re visiting for the first time, have recently relocated or have lived a lifetime here. You’ll discover that Greater Cape Ann is far more than an ideal summer destination. You’ll learn that all its seasons promise exceptional arts and culture, delectable cuisine and incomparable hospitality. And, of course, the incredible salt air. If you’ve journeyed here to rest or write or paint or explore—Greater Cape Ann will intrigue, inspire and rejuvenate.

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Beaches of Cape Ann (2023)

JUMP TO TOWN Gloucester Rockport Manchester-by-the-Sea Ipswich GLOUCESTER Starting Memorial Day weekend, 2023, Gloucester non-residents will be required to make advance reservations for parking at (Read More…)

Gloucester & Rockport Named Two of Twelve Most Charming Towns in Massachusetts

Excepted from World Atlas “From picturesque seaports in the south to quaint country villages in the north, Massachusetts is home to some of the most (Read More…)

63rd Annual Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar

The 63rd annual Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar is scheduled to take place this weekend, Thursday through Saturday, August 4th to 6th on Main Street in downtown Gloucester. This (Read More…)

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