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The Weather in Manchester-by-the-Sea
This is the climate diagram in Manchester-by-the-Sea. In July maximum temperatures go higher than 82°. January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 21°. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is September.
Enjoy a seaside break with a vacation home in Manchester-by-the-Sea
Founded in 1645, the quaint New England town of Manchester-by-the-Sea was known as Manchester until the 1980s. Today, it boasts a magnificent downtown area, a scenic harbor and plenty of clean beaches, making it an attractive family getaway destination. Choose from a wide range of condos, villas and other vacation rentals.
Foodies have much to cheer about in Manchester-by-the-Sea, as many restaurants serve up excellent fresh seafood. Visitors and residents alike flock to the homely Cala's Restaurant where fresh lobster and other typical New England fare are the order of the day.
Captain Dusty's Ice Cream is another Manchester-by-the-Sea institution, named after local resident, Captain Dusty. Come here for shakes and home-made ice cream served in generous portions.
Downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea is home to a number of brasseries and cafes serving terrific breakfasts comprising French toast, pancakes, omeletes, and more – perfect to kick start the day!
The kids will absolutely love Singing Beach, located just a mile from the town center, where the sand squeaks (or sings) as you tread upon it. It's worth following the Ocean Lawn wooded trail until Singing Beach comes in sight.
Masconomo Park overlooks the harbor and has a toddler playground and mini baseball field. On your way out, make sure to grab an ice cream at the aforementioned Captain Dusty's Ice Cream. How about a family picnic at White Beach and Black Cove? It's the perfect location for cooling off during the summer.
Manchester-by-the-Sea is an excellent, calm base for exploring the surrounding towns. Twenty minutes north lies America's oldest seaport in the historic town of Gloucester. High-end shopping boutiques, culinary treats and whale-watching are some of the key attractions here.
South of Manchester is the town infamous for its "witch trials" – Salem. If visiting over Halloween, be sure to check out the "Haunted Happenings" event here.
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