Plum Island is a barrier island situated just off the Massachusetts coast, and a short drive away from Newburyport. It has been a popular tourist destination since the 19th century, and although there are some hotels on the island, by far the best choice of accommodation is to stay in a holiday rental cottage in Plum Island. This gives the freedom and comfort of a home away from home, being fully furnished and decorated in an individual manner. The well equipped kitchen means that it is not necessary to eat out every night, and it is the perfect base from which to either explore the surrounding area, or simply relax and take it easy.
A holiday in Plum island is ideal for people that like to enjoy activities at a leisurely place, as well as for those seeking more adrenaline based adventures. Visitors staying at self catering accommodation in Plum Island can embrace the chance to go beachcombing, paddle boating, bird watching, antique hunting and taking scenic drives. At certain times of year, it may be possible to go whale watching. More active leisure pursuits might include wind surfing, water skiing, cycling, snorkelling and golf.
There are a number of places of interest that it is possible to visit from a holiday rental cottage in Plum Island. Nature lovers might like to visit the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge for example, which is a protected area of over 4600 acres where birds and other wildlife can be seen. The island also has a well kept lighthouse that can be visited, and those seeking the facilities of a larger town might like to drive to Newburyport. Anyone seeking a day trip a little farther away might also like to visit the city of Boston, which boasts many museums, art galleries and even a brewery or two!
Most people will choose to book a holiday rental cottage in Plum Island during the summer months, when the weather is at its best. The warmest month is July, which has an average day time high of 27 degrees Celsius, and any of the months between June and September have daily highs of over 20 degrees. Winter, on the other hand, is much colder. January is the coldest month, with daily average lows dipping down to -5 degrees. Frosts and snow are also possible during this period. Rainfall is spread reasonably evenly throughout the year, with over 80mm per month falling.
The best airport to use for travellers considering a holiday in Plum island, would be the one at Boston (BOS). This international airport has routes to many major European cities, and people based in the UK might be interested in British Airways flights out of London Heathrow (LHR). Having arrived, the best way to get to the self catering accommodation in Plum Island would be to use a hire car, as this would also then enable a greater freedom of transport during the vacation.