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A beautiful view of Thacher Island and its twin lighthouses, just off the coast of Rockport


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  • Cape Ann Motor Inn
  • 33 Rockport Road - Gloucester
  • Massachusetts 01930 - Unites States
  • 1-800-464-VIEW
  • [email protected]

The America’s oldest seaport

Cape Ann Motor Inn, located directly on the sands of beautiful Long Beach in Gloucester, Massachussetts. Ocean view rooms and free continental breakfast included. Long Beach is one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in New England. The swimming is wonderful adults and children, and lifeguards are on duty during regular beach hours. Blue lights illuminate the beach at night for walking. Our spacious lobby and outdoor deck greet you every morning with complimentary coffee and pastries. We have a large information and brochure area and helpful staff to assist you in planning activities.

Cape Ann Motor Inn is close to the many attractions of Gloucester and Rockport, and within an easy drive of Salem, Boston, and Lexington/Concord areas. Shopping at the famous factory outlets on the New Hampshire/Maine coast is just an hour's drive. Scenic walks, bike trails, museums and more are all around you. Spend a day of excitement and return at night to the sound of the surf at your window.

Discover an ocean of activity in Gloucester Harbor. The Port City of Gloucester, Massachusetts is located approximately 25 miles northeast of Boston, on the southern shore of Cape Ann in Essex county. In 1604, explorer Samuel de Champlain sailed into Gloucester Harbor and christened it "LeBeauport"-The Beautiful Harbor. The stunning, rugged beauty that lured visitors years ago is still inspiring today. The Past is Present in Gloucester with all the modern amenities that will make your adventure memorable.

Touring Gloucester on bike - Taken from Bike Rides in Cape Ann Area

To East Gloucester: Approx. mileage 11.5 round trip. Begin at Stage Fort Park Visitor Welcoming Center, R at bottom of hill. Ride along boulevard, follow curve in road past service station L onto Rogers St. At traffic lights, R on East Main St. Possible stops: North Shore Art Assn., & Rocky Neck Art Colony. Enter Eastern Point between stone pillars. Turn R at fork, Beauport Museum on R. Continue to end of road to Lighthouse. Lock bike if you go out on breakwater. Returning, follow one-way signs. At exit from Eastern Point, go R. (Farrington Ave.) to end; L on Atlantic Rd. to junction of Rte 127A. (Good Harbor Beach is over crest on right). L on 127A (Bass Ave.) to return to starting point.

To Magnolia: Approx. mileage 7.5 round trip. Begin at Stage Fort Park Visitor Welcoming Center, L at bottom of hill (near Cupboard). Go L about 1 mi. to Hesperus Ave. Possible stop: Hammond Castle. Continue past museum to Magnolia Sq. (min rotary). Turn L on Magnolia Ave., follow shore, circle back to Magnolia Sq. -- To return to Gloucester, go R on Magnolia Ave. to either Rte 127 (Western Ave.); About 3 miles to starting point.

To Wingaersheek: Approx. mileage 11.25 round trip. Begin at Stage Fort Park Visitor Welcoming Center, R at bottom of hill. L at island (Rte. 133). Turn R on Concord St. Continue on Concord at junction with Atlantic St.turn R to Wingaersheek Beach.

Gloucester is the oldest and foremost fishing port on the East Coast, and each year the City's harbor is host to a unique mixture of old and new, as modern-day trawlers share their home port with traditional sailing craft and current day yachts.

Nestled in the welcoming fold of Cape Ann, Gloucester is a hidden treasure. The salty dog charm of its bustling seaport, eclectic neighborhoods and pristine scenic coastline make it one of the most unique destinations in New England.

Home to Rocky Neck, the oldest working art colony in the country, Gloucester's beauty has inspired the likes of Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Rudyard Kipling. Gloucester also lays claim to being the oldest active seaport in the United States. Year-round, its harbor is alive with bobbing schooners, slicker-clad fishermen and sunsets that will take your breath away. Take a walk through town and you'll feel right at home as artists chat with you about their work, shopkeepers fashion their wares and a local fisherman offers up lobster that just moments ago was harvested from the sea.

If that gets your sea legs aching to stretch, you've come to just the right place. Boaters from all over the East Coast consider Gloucester one of the best and most beautiful anchorages around. We also lay claim to some of the best diving tours in the Northeast, plunging deep to reveal stunning secrets of the sea. Or, if you'd rather stay on land, the alluring beaches offer wide expanses of warm white sand and calm crystal waters to soothe the senses. But these are just a few of our charms. There is something for everyone here: spirited whale watches, incredible hikes, gifted artisans and historic sites telling vivid tales of days gone by. Be you artist, adventurer or historian, Gloucester is sure to win your heart and bring you back again and again.