Seine Field

This unique property offers a beautiful tranquil setting, a rare habitat and an unusual connection to the distinctive human history of the city. The ecosystem of Seine Field is a habitat type known as an “Open Heath” or “Relic Sandplain Grassland,” which is characterized by arid, sandy soil and scarcity of humus-rich topsoil. This habitat type was once common along the Essex County coastline, but is now quite rare in New England. Only the unusual circumstances of the property’s history have kept the Seine Field in this early successional stage of vegetative growth.


82 Eastern Avenue Gloucester, MA 1930

Driving Directions

Follow Route 128 North thru two rotaries to the end. Go straight through two sets of lights onto East Main Street, toward Eastern Point and Rocky Neck. Follow this winding road as it hugs the harbor for approximately 1.1 miles. East Main Street becomes Eastern Point Boulevard. Follow this for 0.2 mile. Just after Niles Beach on your right, bear left and follow Farrington Avenue for 0.2 mile. Parking at the entrance, but please do not block the gate. Parking is limited to three or four cars.

Notes & Advisories

The area surrounding Seine Field, known as Eastern Point, has been recently designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA). The IBA designation lends regional, national and international recognition of this property as important habitat of native and migrating birds, such as bobolinks and Eastern Meadowlarks. Birds of prey such as American Kestrels and Northern Harriers are seen in the summer and fall.


  • Historic Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Parks
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking Available