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Safe Harbor | Hawthorne Cove Marina



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10 White St
Salem, MA 01970
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32 Reviews

by anon on Sep 11, 2018

If you can access very limited transient docking at Pickering Wharf, that is a fun part of town and well protected. Otherwise you are relegated to the outer harbor mooring field, administered by Hawthorne Cove Marina. This field is wide open to the NE, so with any NE wind it's rock and roll. Limited WiFi coverage. Limited transient dinghy access. Upon leaving marina, neighborhood is fairly grim and without resources.

by sheilaq on Sep 04, 2018

Dock hands very helpful - especially Aaron. Great marina close to the happening place of Salem. Highly recommend

Marina Response:
Thank you very much for the great review and recommendation! Aaron is a great addition to the team. We are glad that you had a nice stay at Hawthorne Cove Marina, and we hope to see you again for a future visit!

by rdaziel on Sep 03, 2018

Marina is nice and personnel were very helpful. Erin, Dock Master was great!

by rmccarthy19 on Aug 18, 2018

Perfect. Staff was very friendly and work boat came to meet us and guide to mooring

by steadfast1997 on Aug 13, 2018

Good, reliable launch service from mooring field. Helpful staff. Nice lounge with big screen TV. Showers (one each, men's and women's) adequate but poor ventilation and no A/C leaves bathhouse stuffy on a hot day.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and for choosing Hawthorne Cove Marina. Customer feedback is very important to us, and we appreciate your comments about the bathrooms. We also love hearing that you found our staff helpful! We are continuing to complete several upgrades around our property, and we hope that you will give us another try in the future. We'd love the chance to provide you with a better experience!

by megaughan on Aug 12, 2018

We were led to our mooring by the work-boat crew. Launch service was excellent. The bathrooms / showers were super clean. If and when I return to Salem I will surely try to stay at Hawthorne Cove.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your great review! Our goal is to provide our guests and Members with an enjoyable, convenient experience each time they visit Hawthorne Cove Marina, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our services and facilities. See you next time!

by northeast12 on Aug 06, 2018

Very close to everything we had a great time and will come back

by cedar22 on Jul 30, 2018

The staff were most polite and courteous, though not entirely well trained. They helped us to tie up but offered no direction or even a question about electrical hook-up. We found the marina in need of refreshing or an upgrade of docks. The transient boaters are placed longitudinally (facing the land) on the western dock and, accordingly, they are subject to the regular swell and wave action from the large and active harbor. Hence, for much of the night the transient boater is somewhat rolling alongside the dock.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and feedback. We are aware our docks can be a bit rolly, and we will be upgrading our facility this winter to have a new wave attenuating outer dock. This will improve the docks overall and reduce the effects of the swell and wave action. Some of our staff is new this year, and we have been working to train everyone in a more uniform matter. Our apologies that your experience at Hawthorne Cove was not the exceptional visit that we strive to provide. We sincerely hope that you will visit us again next season, and we will work hard to show you a five-star stay!

by geomutch on Jul 22, 2018

Great location close to town. Friendly staff. Will be back for long weekends.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the review, and we do hope to see you back at Hawthorne Cove!

by kiwisuzz on Jul 19, 2018

Hawthorn Cove Marina is beautiful ! Safe, friendly , amenities are great and location is perfect ! Walkable to so much in downtown Salem , MA , showers , laundry , everything fresh , clean and beautiful !

Marina Response:
We appreciate your great review and feedback! Our location is so convenient, and we always love hearing that our guests got to enjoy our facilities as well as Salem. Please come back and see us again soon!

by awtruog on Jul 16, 2018

Friendly and helpful staff, clean bathrooms and shower, easy walk to Salem sites. Mooring field is in the inner harbor near day marker 2, large dinghy dock area.

Marina Response:
Thank you for the awesome review and for choosing Hawthorne Cove. So great to hear that you found our team helpful and enjoyed the facilities. We do hope that you come back and see us again soon!

by cdahl303 on Jul 15, 2018

Friendly service - very accommodating

Marina Response:
Thank you for the five stars! We have a great team at Hawthorne Cove, and we are very happy to hear that you agree. See you next time!

by jdudek on Jul 09, 2018

The folks at Hawthorn-Brewer were great. Extremely accommodating. Can't wait to go back.

Marina Response:
Well we can't wait to have you back :) Thank you for the nice review and for choosing Hawthorne Cove Marina! We are so happy that you enjoyed our crew here. See you soon!

by cutmygrass on Jul 09, 2018

Folks at Hawthorne Cove Marine were very accommodating and friendly. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. Great place to stop and an easy walk to Downtown Salem.

Marina Response:
Hi there! Thank you for the great review! It makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hawthorne Cove and that you found the team friendly and accommodating. We hope to see you again soon!

by mtn5 on Jul 06, 2018

Very accommodating, clean facilities and friendly staff.

Marina Response:
Thank you for your review and for choosing Hawthorne Cove. We are happy that we could accommodate you, and we look forward to your next visit!

by nmcap on Jul 02, 2018

last minute decision to go to salem. Perfect mooring. lots of room. Friendly staff - lots of interesting things to do both on land and water. Would recommend. Friendly marina folks. Just pick your day according to weather/wind. Salem is open to the north and a big north wind could make this a little messy.

Marina Response:
Sometimes last-minute decisions can be the most fun :) We are very happy to hear that you decided to come to Hawthorne Cove Marina and that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review and for providing tips for other visitors. We hope that you come back and stay with us again soon!!

by keithmartin1 on Jun 24, 2018

Very helpful and polite staff. Guided us through the shallow entrance.

Marina Response:
We always love to hear that people found our team to be helpful and polite! Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave this review. See you soon!

by wfearley on Jun 12, 2018

Great marina..friendly staff....convenient location

Marina Response:
Thank you for the awesome review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon!

by capatainbob on May 30, 2018

Friendly, helpful staff. Stayed on a guest mooring which appeared to be rigged very nicely. Launch service was quick and it's included in the rate.

Marina Response:
Thanks for the great review Captain Bob! We appreciate you choosing Hawthorne Cove Marina. Come see us again soon!

by majorfifth on Oct 04, 2017

This is my third or fourth time overnighting at this marina, and it's always a pleasure. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the facilities are pleasant and clean, and the location (right in the historic district of zany Salem, and steps from the Salem ferry if you want to hit downtown Boston) is really hard to beat.

by ldicenzo on Aug 23, 2017

When leaving the dock the next morning at 6:10 am, we were on the middle face dock, we went aground about 30 feet off the dock. Extremely disappointed no one advised us of this when we arrived the previous day. I had to inch us off slowly to deep water, it was a hard grounding not mud or sand. I will be checking my props and gutless bearings when I do a haul out inspection. My recommendation, do not use this marina!

by finandtonic on Aug 21, 2017

Nice marina, friendly staff, beautiful bathroom and laundry facility is a plus! Location close to downtown and easily accessible. We will return.

by janburgess on Aug 12, 2017

Everything just as planned. Couldn't ask for more.

by ladygrace on Aug 08, 2017

We loved the marina. Great staff, really clean bathrooms, very nice laundry area, & a cozy seating area inside with a game of checkers. They have a big tent outside with tables and chairs, coffee, doughnuts, muffins in the a.m. It was quiet and walking distance to some sites. If places were far to walk we used Uber to get around. We had great fun and will be back for sure.

by plpoirier on Aug 08, 2017

Great town to walk around, fast launch service. Grace was awesome!

by rickn on Aug 04, 2017

Clean, friendly and polite. Had a great overnight there.

by vefthimiades on Jul 24, 2017

Great staff, great launch service, great location. Lots of activities within an easy walking distance.

by O'TUG on Jul 22, 2017

Everything about stay was good, except launch was in terrible shape. Handle to assist getting on and off launch was loose and a hazard.

by arudak on Jul 17, 2017

Great place to stay on the transient dock. Easy walk to Pickering Wharf and other local restaurants and shops. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. We had a great time.

by nxavierm on Jul 10, 2017

Nice little marina with good facilities and friendly, helpful staff. Just far away enough from the main town to be quiet and peaceful at night, but only a short walk to all the action. Make sure you look carefully at the depth chart when approaching especially at low tide (very shallow on port side approach outside channel).

by stardust on Jul 08, 2017

Cannot say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff were. We were out on a mooring, and the launch was quick and friendly, even with our circus and lots of back and forth with our teenagers.

by keith2 on Jan 13, 2010

Great Marina. Great community. Great location. Great staff.

About Safe Harbor | Hawthorne Cove Marina

Previously known as a Brewer Yacht Yard facility, Hawthorne Cove Marina is now proudly owned and operated by Safe Harbor Marinas after the two companies merged in 2017. Hawthorne Cove Marina's wonderful 'North Shore' location offers a convenient and friendly atmosphere for boaters.

In the heart of historic Salem, next to the House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne Cove Marina is only a short walk to Salem’s museums, restaurants and attractions. Whether staying for the season, or visiting for a few days, visitors will appreciate Salem’s colorful history and rich maritime heritage.

Hawthorne Cove Marina offers slips and moorings for seasonal and transient boaters, plus winter storage and a full range of services - making the boating experience worry-free year-round.


  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Captains Lounge
  • Floating Docks
  • Ice
  • Launch Service
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance Facilities
  • Medical Facilities w/in 5 Miles
  • Oil Recycling
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Travel Lift
  • Winter Storage
  • Wireless Internet



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