Plum Island/Newbury

An island for all seasons

Home to Blue, our luxury Newburyport MA inn, Plum Island is an island for all seasons, with beauty and character that loom much larger than belied by it's 11-mile length. Discover miles of public sandy beaches and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, home to over 800 species of birds, plants and animals on 4,662 acres.

Sandy Point on the southern tip of Plum Island is a State Park and a wonderful spot for tidepooling and exploring. Plum Island Airport is the oldest private airfield in the USA, boasting its first flight in 1909, just six short years afters the Wright brothers took flight. 

Nearby Newburyport is a charming town with a growing restaurant scene, great boutique shopping, and numerous other activities.

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Plum Island/Newbury

Situated right on the beach, Blue is as ocean-front as you can get. This unique boutique hotel faces the Atlantic from Plum Island beach. A stone’s throw from charming downtown Newburyport, Blue offers a luxury vacation cottage experience with modern amenities.

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Where to Dine

Abrahams Bagels

(978) 465-8148   View Website   11 Liberty Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

Just about the best bagels north of Boston (in our humble opinion), this tried and true local joint has served Newburyport for almost 20 years. Try the asiago with avocado spread.

Agave Mexican Bistro

978-499-0428   View Website   50 State Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

Toss back some tequila and dine on Mexican fare at this local fave. Agave’s sopa de tortilla –a spicy chicken-tomato broth served with crispy corn tortilla strips, diced avocado, queso fresco and sour cream –is a nice, light lunch option after hitting the shops in downtown Newburyport.

Anchor Stone Deck Pizza

(978) 463-3313   View Website   44 State Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

Whether grabbing a pie on your way back to the beach at Blue or settling in for a cozy meal, Anchor Stone offers delicious pizza complemented by an impressive selection of beer and wine.

Black Cow Tap + Grill

(978) 499-8811   View Website   54 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

The interpretation of a lobster roll here involves a soft, buttery croissant packed with sweet lobster meat that has been augmented by the addition of chopped tarragon, while classic dishes like baked haddock stay true to New England tradition, down to the Ritz cracker crumble.

Bob's Lobster

(978) 465-7100   View Website   49 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, Massachusetts 01951

Also a bit closer to Blue, Bob’s is a one-stop shop for fried seafood, clam chowder, and a classic New England lobster dinner. Stop by and pick up a clam bake to take to the beach, or eat at one of the no frills picnic tables. Bob’s also serves Richardson's Ice Cream, so swing by for a scoop.

Brine Oyster

(978) 358-8479   View Website   25 State Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

Sister restaurant to Ceia, Brine is an oyster bar but oh so much more. Steaks, swordfish, and even caviar, grace the broad yet select menu. Sidle up to the sleek stainless and marble bar and enjoy freshly shucked bivalves, an inventive crudo, or a bone-in prime rib. Terrific wine and cocktail list.

Ceia Kitchen + Bar

(978) 358-8112   View Website   38 State Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

Featuring an award-winning wine list and fresh, farm-to-table food, Ceia is cozy and welcoming –the epitome of comfort dining. Ceia means “supper” in Portuguese, and the chefs take pride in reviving old world cooking techniques from Portugal, France, Spain and Italy.

Dos Amigos Burritos

(978) 255-7326   View Website   24 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

If you're looking for a quick lunch or to grab and go, Dos Amigos is a great option— customize your burritos, bowls, or tacos with tons of add-ins like fresh vegetables and all-natural, hormone-free meat. There are also plenty of options for both vegans and vegetarians.

Dos Amigos Burritos

(978) 255-7326   View Website   24 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

Sometimes you just wanna grab a burrito and go. This local chain offers up a crisp, natural, hormone-free alternative when you are in the fresh Mex mood.

Joppa Fine Foods

(978) 462-4662   View Website   50 Water Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

Curated selection of fine items, both locally sourced and from abroad. Featuring cheeses, cured meats, wines, craft beers, and hard-to-find pantry items. Stock up for a stay in the Blue Suite!

Metzy's Taqueria

(978) 992-1451   View Website   5 Boston Way, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

Metzy's, our favorite Mexican food truck, has expanded and now includes a physical location in Newburyport. Try out the new restaurant, or for a beachside lunch, find the truck where it's usually parked at the Plum Island airfield.

Michael's Harborside

(978) 462-7785   View Website   1 Tournament Wharf, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

With a large dining deck overlooking the Merrimack River, Michael's is a great place to dine in the sun on warm summer days. Known for their lobster roll and burgers, Michael's features sports and trivia nights, live entertainment, and family-friendly dining.

P.I. Beachcoma

(978) 358-8218   View Website   23 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, Massachusetts 01951

This seasonal neighborhood favorite serves up juicy hand formed burgers, hand rolled thin crust pizza, seafood and so much more. Stop in for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch where you can indulge in loaded Bloody Mary's and classics like eggs benedict to name a few. It's also a hotspot for live music every Sunday afternoon!

Plum Island Grille

(978) 463-2290   View Website   2 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01951

Closeby and a solid high-end dining choice, Plum Island Grille features seafood favorites and classic dishes, such as coq au vin, lobster ravioli, and a grilled veal chop. Try the Thai seafood stew for a spicy spin on a New England staple.

Port City Sandwich Company

(978) 358-8628   View Website   40R Merrimac Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

When you are in the mood for a simple sandwich or salad, Port City has you covered. For a more original option, try one of the specialty wraps, like the Jamaican jerk chicken or the super veggie, featuring feta and tzatzki.

Purple Onion Cafe

(978) 465-9600   View Website   44 Inn St, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

At the Purple Onion, you can find wraps, salads, fajitas and paninis, all made quick and fresh. A great fast-casual option for when you're in a hurry.

The Paddle InnBuzz-Worthy

(978) 572-1242   View Website   Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

Locals love this cozy neighborhood favorite that features tiki-inspired cocktails and comfort foods from coastal communities around the world. Don’t leave without trying the Tea Smoked Ribs or the chef’s take on Choco Tacos for a sweet treat. Veteran bartenders from Trina’s Starlite Lounge in Somerville know how to make a great drink, so belly up to the bar and enjoy.

The Poynt

(978) 358-8501   View Website   31 Water Street, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

With cuisine and service that is truly “on point,” you’re sure to have a great dining experience. If you’re a meat lover, try the ancho rubbed short ribs. Cocktail enthusiasts can’t go wrong with The Steve McQueen, a masterpiece of vanilla infused rye and pear liqueur.