Massachusetts beach, ocean and waterfront resorts to plan a MA vacation
Massachusetts beach and ocean resorts are a great choice for a family vacation
or a romantic weekend getaway
or any trip of any description. The first places that spring to mind are Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nanatucket. Several luxury and family-oriented resorts greet vacationers, including the Wequasset Resort and Ocean Edge resorts on Cape Cod; the Winnetu resort on Martha's Vineyard; and the TheWauwinet and White Elephant on Nantucket. Elsewhere, Gloucester and Rockport North of Boston and Hull and Plymouth South of Boston have resorts with luxury spas
, fine dining, water sports and family fun.
Two Luxurious Locations
Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, MA, 02539
World-Class Cape Cod Beaches Await You
The Nantucket Hotel, in downtown Nantucket, is near unique shops and restaurants and an hour from Cape Cod via the high-speed ferry. Enjoy complimentary Children’s Programs; The Nantucket Club fitness and spa facility; heated pools; and shuttle service to nearby beaches and ferries. Offering hotel rooms, 1-3 bedroom suites and cottages, and on-site dining.
Winnetu Oceanside Resort is the only Resort at South Beach, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. Stay in a studio, 1-4 bedroom suite or cottage and enjoy complimentary shuttles to Edgartown, heated pools, fitness center, tennis, and yoga. Also available: massages, bike rentals, and ocean-view Lure Grill.
Plan your beach vacation at both the Winnetu Oceanside Resort and The Nantucket Hotel and we’ll transport you door-to-door between the islands.
134 Acapesket Road
East Falmouth, MA, 02536
The ocean calls and Green Harbor answers
This Cape Cod waterfront lodging features comfortable accommodations, modern amenities and activities for the whole family including a private boating beach with ramp and dock, free use of rowboats and paddleboats, heated outdoor pool, barbecue grills all set on a beautiful ocean inlet. Nearby are popular local attractions including Plymouth Rock, Martha’s Vineyard, sun-drenched sandy beaches, golf courses, and the best Cape Cod fishing. There’s whale watching and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for some out of the ordinary vacation fun. All waterfront rentals feature a slider to a balcony or patio. Each waterfront guest room is heated and air conditioned with private bath, tub and shower, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker, and free high-speed wireless Internet access.
1191 Orleans Road
Chatham, MA, 02633
This Chatham resort is a relaxing headquarters for all who seek to commune with the sea
Surrounded by water on three sides, the picture-perfect town of Chatham beckons anyone who wants a vacation by the sea. And sitting on six lovely acres in Chatham is Pleasant Bay Village, where guests for years have been relaxing in the pool or their spacious rooms, getting in a game of shuffleboard or just sitting in the magnificent gardens. Water-based pursuits in Chatham include taking a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket, going deep-sea fishing, exploring a lighthouse or taking a water taxi to a secluded beach. And you are only a short drive from the Cape Cod National Seashore and its fabulous beaches. The harbor, ocean and bay views on this part of the Cape are spectacular. And, p.s., so is the seafood!
2907 Main Street (Route 6A)
Brewster, MA, 02631
One Great Resort, Two Cape Cod experiences
Located in historic Brewster, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club was named “Best Resort Cape Cod” by Boston magazine’s 2017 Best of Boston Awards, and offers stunning natural beauty and spectacular amenities.
The Mansion at Ocean Edge features elegantly appointed guestrooms and two or three-bedroom villas with exclusive access to the Resort’s private beach, including towel and chair service. The Villages at Ocean Edge feature family-friendly one, two and three-bedrooms villas with all the comforts of home. All guests are welcome to enjoy the Resort’s 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, the new Beach House Spa, three restaurants, The Beach Bar, three outdoor and two indoor pools, nine tennis courts, fitness centers, bike rentals, and kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals.
1 Cathedral Avenue
Rockport, MA, 01966
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.
Several Wonderful Locations
Nantucket, MA, 02554
Dine, sail or just enjoy the water views from island resorts
Life revolves around the water at Nantucket Island Resorts. From most of the group’s inns, cottages and lofts, guests have harbor, bay or ocean views, and pristine beaches, a luxurious marina and sunset cruises are a walk or a bike ride away. Diners are in on the spectacular seaside scenery, from the deck of Topper’s restaurant at the Wauwinet to the harborside Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant Hotel. The sea also figures into the locally sourced cuisine, including Retsyo oysters cultivated a mere 300 yards from the Wauwinet. Noted for impeccable service and airy, comfortable rooms, resort properties, from the stately Jared Coffin House to the garden cottages of the White Elephant Village, are designed to make your island getaway unforgettable.
543 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA, 02657
At the center of Provincetown fun
At Surfside Hotel & Suites, the ever-rolling sound of waves will rock you to sleep. We're located along tranquil Cape Cod Bay, so close to the shore the patios overlook the beach. Swim, sunbathe, fish, or just unwind on our private stretch of coastline. Or lounge by our heated outdoor saltwater pool, with a cool drink served to you poolside from our Lighthouse Bar. Stroll Commercial Street, the quaint resort town's main thoroughfare, and stop in one of the many great restaurants for a lobster dinner. In the evening relax by the firepit on the sky-lit patio. Or head to one of the Provincetown nightclubs and dance the night away. And for a bit of ocean adventure, make a whale watch cruise part of your vacation.
150 Warren Avenue (Rte. 3-A)
Plymouth, MA, 02360
That joyful splash you heard just might be you
This beachfront destination features a scenic walk to Plymouth Long Beach, an unspoiled shoreline within sight of Plymouth Harbor. Sixty-two non smoking rooms offer refrigerator, continental breakfast and free internet access. Two bedroom luxury apartments sleep up to four and feature two balconies facing the ocean, pool and Eel River preserve. Amenities include living room/dining area, fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom, a second bedroom and bath. Handicapped-accessible rooms and assisted-listening devices are available and children 6 and younger stay free. There’s a business center and coffee shop, indoor and outdoor pools and nearby golf, fishing, whale watching, antiquing and endless Cape Cod fun. Plan your wedding, rehearsal dinner, shower or sit down dinner for up to 60.
15 Swain Street
Nantucket, MA, 02554
Nantucket Island resort with all the amenities
Perfectly positioned between Nantucket town and great beaches and private enough for peace and quiet, Brant Point Courtyard has the feel of a hotel and the comforts of a more relaxed vacation style. Fourteen units, including a one bedroom, a one bedroom cottage and a one bedroom two floor townhome come with every amenity you’ll need. Fully stocked kitchen with dishwasher; living room; 1, 11/2, or 2 baths; bath and bed linens; on site free laundry; gas grills; family areas; and a favorite of island visitors; an outdoor shower. Some units may also have hardwood floors, whirlpool tubs, decks, patios, and fireplaces. Shopping, dining, horseback riding, hiking and sightseeing along historic trails and at historic sites offers our visitors the very best in Nantucket charm and adventure.
31 Dunes Road
Edgartown, MA, 02539
The Only Resort at South Beach, Martha’s Vineyard
The Winnetu Oceanside Resort is the only Resort at South Beach, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard and features studios, 1-4 bedroom suites and cottages with kitchenettes, and 3-5 bedroom private home rentals. We offer complimentary shuttles to Edgartown; heated pools; a fitness center; tennis; yoga classes; life-size chess; Concierge Services; Children’s Programs; antique fire truck rides; and a private path to South Beach. Also available: massages, bike rentals, and family friendly dining in our ocean-view restaurant, The Dunes – with an outdoor deck and fire pit. Book our Two-Island Adventure Trip. Plan a beach getaway at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort and a stay at our sister property in downtown Nantucket, The Nantucket Hotel. We will transport you door-to-door between the islands and our Resorts.
120 Wauwinet Road
Nantucket, MA, 02584
Old world elegance, modern amenities meet in Nantucket resort
Old worldly in its charm, architecture and sophisticated service, modern in its amenities and comforts, The Wauwinet has earned its distinction as Nantucket’s only member of Relais & Chateaux, signaling worldwide recognition for its superior service. Perched on the island’s northeast shore, with access to the harbor and the Atlantic, the boutique hotel’s 32 guest rooms and individual cottages are appointed with custom furnishings, some with gas fireplaces, all with spectacular garden or water views. But they also feature those touches that signal attention to detail: fresh wildflowers, hand-stenciled finishes, Pratesi linens. Guests can unwind at the spa, on lawn or deck chairs overlooking the Atlantic, or on private bay and ocean beaches. Dining is spectacular at award-winning Topper’s restaurant.
95 Chase Avenue
Dennisport, MA, 02639
Just a step from your own private beach
Set on the shores of Nantucket Sound in Dennisport are more than 400 feet of beautiful private beach and the perfect setting for a mid-Cape escape. Most of the 76 units at this year round resort - including studios and one & two bedroom suites - feature ocean views, a gas fireplace, and all include an efficiency-sized kitchen and wireless internet service. Guests step from their doorstep to the beach, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center and a seven-hole putting green. On site in summer are a bevy of great children’s activities with a wide variety of family activities in the surrounding local area. Name you fun – the ocean, the pool, great shopping, interesting museums, go-karts, ice cream, lobster rolls or golf - it’s all here awaiting your arrival.
1 Lighthouse Inn Road
West Dennis, MA, 02670
Refreshing Ocean Breezes to Rejuvenate Your Spirit
Picturesquely situated along the shoreline of Nantucket Sound, The Lighthouse Inn provides complete seclusion and relaxation with the convenience of a location central to all points of interest. An oceanfront, country inn complex located on nine secluded acres, we offer a wide selection of accommodations in cottages with fireplaces, Cape-style houses with guest rooms, individual suites, and rooms in the Main House. Enjoy our private sandy beach, outdoor heated pool and tennis. Stroll along a mile of sandy beach at the adjacent West Dennis Beach. However long your stay, you will find a friendly, caring staff to help make your visit memorable. For your next vacation, experience the rejuvenating spirit of the ocean at The Lighthouse Inn.
696 Shore Road
North Truro, MA, 02652
Waterfront Lodging With Unsurpassed Views of Provincetown Harbor and Cape Cod Bay
Welcome you to the Blue Sea on Cape Cod where you will enjoy the pleasures available in this beachfront setting directly across from the National Seashore and the Dunes. Experience the joy of this resort which offers comfortable and handsomely appointed rooms and efficiencies that are designed to make your seashore living a delight. Amenities include private bath, heat and A/C, cable color TV, coffeemakers, refrigerators and an indoor heated pool and coin-operated laundry on site. Stroll beaches, ride through the dunes or discover the miles of bike trails for pedaling or walking. Provincetown is two miles away. There you can enjoy shops, galleries, summer theater, whale watching, fishing and the best dining on Cape Cod. We are a shuttle bus stop. The bus stop is across the street from our office.
45 Hull Shore Drive
Hull, MA, 02045
Stay, Play and Relax Just Steps From the Beach
Situated on a 3-mile stretch of sandy white beach stands the Nantasket Beach Resort, tall, white and brilliant with a sense of New England charm felt from the moment you arrive. Close to Boston and the Cape, Hull is your gateway to historic Plymouth, and to New England's popular tourist attractions and historic sites. Here you can stay and play just steps from the beach.
Enjoy spectacular sunrises and views of three of Boston's historic lighthouses. Full service amenities include Concierge service, our on-site restaurant, indoor pool, full fitness club, oceanfront conference center, and an array of excellent restaurants and attractions within walking distance, scattered among eclectic shops and boutiques. Enjoy the New England beach and waterfronts views just minutes from Boston.
50 Easton Street
Nantucket, MA, 02554
Casual comfort, elegant accommodations on Nantucket
It’s not every resort that can achieve a vibe that is both elegant and casual, but that is exactly the feel at the White Elephant Hotel and Village on Nantucket. Maybe it’s the resort’s century-old location at harbor’s edge, an easy walk to the beach, the bustling town or Brant Point Lighthouse; or its chic, light-filled guest rooms and suites; or its garden cottages and in-town lofts with water-view balconies; or its heated pool, manicured lawns, remarkable waterfront dining. It could be those luxurious touches: fireplaces, Pratesi linens, knowledgeable concierge, relaxing nature-based spa, port and cheese in the library – even, with some accommodations, use of a BMW. It’s all about elegance and comfort at the White Elephant.