Destination guide

Coastal living in Wingaersheek Beach

Discover Massachusetts' stunning sandy shoreline in Wingaersheek Beach, a coastal gem in Gloucester that's perfect for waterfront adventures around Ipswich Bay and the Annisquam River. Spend warm summer days basking on the sandbar before heading off into the deep blue in search of humpback whales and dolphins, or stay on shore and delve into the town's maritime legacy at family-friendly museums and monuments. No matter which way you choose to soak up the coastal life, there's an adventure waiting and a range of Wingaersheek Beach vacation rentals to put you in the heart of it all.

Things to do

Maritime legacies in Wingaersheek Beach

Gloucester brims with maritime history and there are several spots around the city to uncover it. Just a few miles from Wingaersheek Beach, the bronze Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial overlooks the harbor in tribute to those lost at sea, while nearby, the Maritime Gloucester museum holds fishing and boat-building exhibits, as well as interactive experiences that allow kids to get up close to sea creatures and learn about preservation. During a visit to the Cape Ann Museum, you'll discover the rich cultural heritage of the area through a collection created by local artists and learn more about the history of the fishing and trading industries.


On the open seas in Wingaersheek Beach

If you've secured a Wingaersheek Beach vacation rental, you'll want to bring the family to the popular seaside sandbar to look for hermit crabs and sand dollars among the tidal pools and rocks that dot the shoreline. For even more marine life, take to the waters beyond, where a number of companies offer boat tours out on the open sea toward the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The area has become a well-known locale for whale watching and dolphins have been spotted here as well. Tours mostly take place from late spring through early fall, so check departure times in advance.


Sunny summer days in Wingaersheek Beach

Summers in Wingaersheek Beach are best spent in the fresh air, soaking up the sun and the sea breeze while floating around Ipswich Bay and out on the open ocean. Temperatures start to warm up into the 70s come June and stay there through September, drawing vacationers for long summer weekends on the sandy shores. If you visit Gloucester during the warm, dry months, why not look for a Wingaersheek Beach vacation rental near the water, ideal for spending afternoons spread out on the sandbar with a picnic? Crowds tend to be higher during the summer so be sure to book your rental early.

Natural features

Paddling the trails near Wingaersheek Beach

Off the coast of Wingaersheek Beach, along the Ipswich and Essex Bays, amazing natural wonders await, preserved in spots like the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Wingaersheek Beach vacation rentals are a great launching point for the various water trails, which wind around a series of islands and salt marshes that are home to deer, birds, otters and more. A few miles of footpaths allow for hiking, but some of the best views come by paddling around in a canoe or kayak. No matter which trails you choose, water or land, there's sure to be a stunning habitat and a world of wildlife awaiting.

How many vacation rentals are available around Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 216 vacation rentals around Wingaersheek Beach. From 126 house rentals to 42 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses near Wingaersheek Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 126 Houses near Wingaersheek Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Wingaersheek Beach include:

  • Cottages: 42 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 42 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 36 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool near Wingaersheek Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available near Wingaersheek Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Wingaersheek Beach?

    Yes, Vrbo offers a selection of 216 vacation rentals to book directly online and 96 with instant booking available near Wingaersheek Beach. Don't wait, have a look at our vacation rentals via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Wingaersheek Beach!