South Shore Massachusetts is the beautiful area to the south and east of Boston, stretching towards the exclusive Cape Cod region. It is known as the "Irish Riviera" for its heavy concentration of Irish ancestry. South Shore is limited to the towns and cities that border the Atlantic Ocean making South Shore Massachusetts holiday rentals ideal for enjoying both the beaches and historic towns in this lovely area.
South Shore Massachusetts holiday rentals make the perfect base for exploring the small towns in this area. Go walking and cycling in the rural countryside or go hunting for antiques. The beaches at Hull, Marshfield and Plymouth (note the very English names) are ideal for swimming, walking, fishing, boating and watersports. Whale watching and fishing charters are popular from Plymouth Harbour. In the autumn the area is famous for its brightly coloured fall foliage and visitors can go cranberry harvesting in September and October. Discover the history of the first settlers in this area by visiting the Pilgrim Hall Museum. For family entertainment, visit the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset or see a performance at the Company Theater in Norwell.
Visit the Plimoth Plantation, a reconstruction of an early settler village. The replica Mayflower II, the ship that brought the first pilgrims from Plymouth England, can also be seen nearby in Plymouth Harbour. Spend a day in Boston visiting the sights of one of America's wealthiest and most influential cities. Follow the Freedom Trail around the historic landmarks, see Faneuil Hall and explore the many historic churches and public gardens.
Visitors staying in South Shore Massachusetts rentals will find the area has four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and showery, reaching an average 27°C (81°F). Winters are cold with snow and freezing overnight temperatures from December through March. Spring is a beautiful season in New England with daytime highs of 12-19°C (54-66°F) and the autumn is famous for its vividly colored leaves. The area has showers throughout the year.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in South Shore Massachusetts is Boston Logan (BOS) Airport which is just four miles east of the city centre. Boston Airport offers nonstop flights to 72 domestic and 30 international destinations making it very easy to reach. There are various transportation options from the airport including the Silver Line subway system which connects all five terminals with South station, Courthouse station and the World Trade Center. The Logan Express is a comfortable bus service connecting the airport with Braintree, Framingham, Woburn and Peabody. Alternatively, visitors can hire a car to reach the South Shore Massachusetts region, which is about 13 miles away along route 3, the Pilgrim Highway.