The State Street Landing in Marblehead, MA
(Google 75 State St. Marblehead)
Parking: There are about 20 parking spots in the lot right at State St. The signs say “Two Hour Parking”, but it is not enforced, so if you find a spot there, grab it. If those spots are all full, you could simply hover for a few minutes, and it is likely that one will open up. If that doesn’t work, there are numerous on-street spots in the area, you just need to pull a Derek Zoolander, and keep turning left … due to all the one-way streets :-)
Bathrooms: In the State St. parking lot, there is a small red brick building that has restrooms.
Food: There are several options for food in close proximity to State St.
Crosby's Market is about 200 yards away. They have a wide selection of groceries, drinks, sandwiches and prepared foods. To get there, walk back up State St, pass The Sail Loft, and take a left into Crosby's parking lot.
For restaurants, The Driftwood (the red clapboard building on one side of the State St. parking lot) is a great breakfast/lunch joint. The Sail Loft, and The Landing are both right there. A cool place, overlooking the water, is The Barnacle, which is about 1/2 mi down Front St, towards Ft. Sewall.
Tuck’s Point Dock in Manchester, MA
Parking: Pick-up and drop-off at Tuck’s Point is no problem. Parking, however, is technically for Manchester residents only. Summer weekends they have an attendant to enforce this. Not sure how it goes mid-week.
Bathrooms: There is a really nice bath house at Tuck’s with bathroom and showers.
Food: There are no food options at Tuck’s Point, however there are numerous markets/restaurants in downtown Manchester. Best to provision before heading into Tuck’s.
Beverly Post Marina in Beverly, MA
Note: This location is not one of our normal pick-up locations, and it only used if you are meeting Capt. Pete
Parking: When you enter BPM, turn right and proceed past the large red warehouse (on your left). Once past the warehouse, you will see a sign for “Slips E-F-G”. Park here and you should see Pete waiting for you … if not, he might still be on the boat, so give him a ring and he’ll come up to greet you.
Bathrooms: There are bathrooms at BPM, but they are pretty grim.
Food: There are plenty of restaurants and convenience stores in the general vicinity