rotunda at tuck's point

The rotunda at Tuck's Point offers a wonderful view of Manchester Harbor. Tie up your dinghy at the dock to left.


oceanfront, cliff, night, moon, sea

Manchester-by-the-Sea is the quintessential New England seaside village, ideally located for you to enjoy the best of waterfront living and small town life, yet less than an hour by train or car to the heart of Boston. Once a typical Cape Ann fishing village, this town of 5,000 became the location of choice for Boston’s socially elite to build their summer “cottages,” including Kragsyde, in the latter half of the 19th century.

Today few of these private enclaves, like Smith’s Point, remain. But the beaches, the sailing, the relaxed lifestyle and sense of community endure. Surrounded by the attractions of its North Shore neighbors — from museums and historic sites to clam shacks and beaches — and with easy access to Boston and points beyond, Manchester-by-the-Sea is a world unto itself. Its boutiques and cafés, white clapboards and charming harbor all contribute to its classic New England appeal.

Enjoy a visual tour of the neighborhood!

Kragsyde is within easy distance of
Renowned Singing Beach • The Manchester Bath and Tennis Club • Manchester Beach Club • Manchester Marina • Manchester Yacht Club • Essex County Club • Manchester Athletic Club • Brookwood School • Landmark School • Manchester Prep Tennis Academy