Nestled just one block away from Newburyport’s historic downtown, The Compass Rose Inn offers charm and convenience to travelers wishing to experience the North Shore of Massachusetts. In addition to the world of adventure in the quintessential New England city of Newburyport, the Compass Rose Inn is in close proximity to another beloved destination, Plum Island, Massachusetts.
Plum Island is an 11 mile long barrier island off the shore of Newburyport, named for the wild beach plum shrubs that flourish in its dunes. The island boasts beaches, restaurants, fishing, wildlife, and more. Plum Island national wildlife is one of the unique features of this quaint beach community. Part of the island’s national wildlife setting is the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, which spans 4,662 acres, and is home to more than 800 species of birds, plants, and animals. The refuge contains a diverse array of habitats and ecosystems; beaches, sand dunes, salt marshes, salt pannes, freshwater impoundments, and maritime forest. The salt pannes are a beautiful place to observe shoebirds during their Fall migration, as well as egrets and herons from mid-April through October.Off the coast of the island you can enjoy surf fishing where you may striped bass, bluefish, and several other species native to the area. The refuge also offers canoeing and kayaking so you can explore the creeks and salt marshes up close at your own pace. Experiencing Plum Island national wildlife will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.
The Compass Rose Inn is the premier choice for Plum Island Accommodations. It offers the convenient proximity to downtown Newburyport, and easy access to the wonders of Plum Island national wildlife. To learn more about The Compass Rose Inn and book your stay, please call 978-675-6660 or visit us at www.compassrosenewburyport.com.