A Brief History of Manchester-by-the-Sea
Coastal Byway Miles: 4.5 Miles
Manchester-by-the-Sea was originally settled back in 1629. Then, it was part of Salem before becoming an officially incorporated community in 1645. For many years, fishing was the town’s main economic resource. By the mid-19th century, the town developed into a popular seaside vacation destination, especially for the wealthy.
Exploring Manchester-by-the-Sea From The Byway
Manchester-by-the-Sea offers visitors awe-inspiring views of the North Shore coast. Best of all, the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway takes you past these scenic areas where you can enjoy a leisurely drive or stop to relax and snag a few great pics. The town also holds quite a few gorgeous beaches, such as Singing Beach, and features historical sites, museums, and shops to visit.