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The North Shore & Merrimack Valley offer unforgettable vacations at beach and ocean resorts

In New England the beach beckons. Whatever pulls you to the ocean New England has it - from quiet coves, to wide sand beaches, and up the coast to rock cliffs pounded by waves. The best way to enjoy your getaway beach vacation is to stay at one of these fine beach resorts. Expect waterfront accommodations, fine service, and great dining. Add to that spa service, charter fishing, and fine dining along the beach or with an ocean view. This is where romance is kindled and families come to play. From Rhode Island’s South County, northward to the unparalleled beaches and luxury resorts of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are many fine waterfront lodgings. North of Boston along Cape Ann and into Maine you will discover more sandy beaches and spectacular cliffs pounded by waves. Expect great lodging and service from New England’s finest ocean and beach resorts and you will not be disappointed.

1 Cathedral Avenue Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-6321 Toll-Free: 800-964-5550

Inn celebrated for spectacular ocean views

It’s all about the ocean at the historic Emerson Inn, which has been attracting rave reviews since the 19th century when its guests included Emerson and Thoreau, among others. Today, you may admire the ocean view while relaxing in the heated pool, enjoying a cocktail in the Grand Parlor, dining on the Veranda or sitting on the balcony of one of the resort’s elegantly appointed ocean view rooms. Or maybe, after dining at the charming Pigeon Cove Tavern, you just want to snuggle into an Adirondack chair on the spacious lawn and watch the evening sky turn pink. Nearby Rockport beaches range from the scuba-diver’s favorite Back Beach to the busy Long Beach, from which you can view Thacher Island’s twin lighthouses.