Photo of Burnham's Boat Yard at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Essex

Burnham's Boat Yard, Essex

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Antique and Specialty Shops

Essex is considered by many to be America's Antique Capital with over thirty shops within a mile of each other focusing on antiques.

Blue Marlin Grille

Since 1998, we have been serving fresh-off-the-boat seafood, prime steaks, mouth watering pasta dishes and refreshing drinks.

Cape Ann Golf Course

Welcome to Cape Ann Golf Course, one of the most scenic nine holes you can play anywhere.

Cape Ann Pizza & Subs

Cape Ann Pizza has been serving award-winning pizza, calzone, chicken kabobs, steak tips, subs, salads and Greek specialties for over 15 years.

photo of Cogswell's Grant

Cogswell's Grant was the summer home of Bertram K. and Nina Flatter Little, preeminent collectors of American decorative arts in the mid 20th century.

photo - Cox Reservation

The Cox Reservation consists of two parcels: a four-acre woodlot on nearby Lufkin Street and the 26 acres of upland, salt marsh, farmland with house and barn, and river frontage on Eastern Avenue...

Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate: Choate Island (Hog Island)

As part of the Crane Wildlife Refuge, Choate Island is the largest of the Refuge’s islands spanning 135 acres of marvelous natural delights and is one of seven such islands in the Essex River...


Owned and operated by two sisters, Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply is the only full range independent pet and livestock supply on Cape Ann! You supply the pet, we supply you!

Essex River Basin Adventures (ERBA)

Essex River Basin Adventures is the longest running sea kayak adventure company in Massachusetts, providing guided sea kayak tours, lessons, a summer kids camp, and sales since 1994.

an Essex River cruise boat

Enjoy a 1.5 hour narrated cruise past estates, salt marsh farms and historic shipyard sites. See lobstering, clamming, and fishing.