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Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the Way to the House of the Seven Gables, my Girlfriend and me saw the Pickering Wharf and stopped. So as on the Pictures theres not much to see only a Waterfront. The only good Thing where the Signs about the History of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KonstantinF1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

parking is tough here but has cute shops and cafes ~ better than at the pedestrian mall. worth going to to see the boats and ocean front

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 581colleenc
Reviewed December 17, 2018

In August the town of Beverly has a small town celebration, complete with Fireworks. The wharf had a sunset cruise that included the fireworks. It was very fun time and reasonably priced. Lots of friendly locals to share the sites with. The crew was great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shellyraec
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Pretty seaside marketing area. Visually appealing with a number of good shops and several nice restaurants. Not as appealing as it was a number of years ago and could use additional shops to improve the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jackd_10
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Be sure to walk to the around the wharf to enjoy the water views and sailboats in the area. We even saw an old ship that looked like it was in the process of being restored. There are shops and restaurants along Wharf Street where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank teacher152015
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Walked around did some shopping and enjoyed the scenery! Beautiful filled with quaint shops! I was looking for a hat due to the unexpected cold coming through! Found exactly what I needed!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beth M
Reviewed November 3, 2018

When we are in Salem, Massachusetts we always go to and visit the Pickering Wharf as they have different old ships and they have a lot of great places to eat around it. We would recommend that if you go here make sure to try...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RayTomsRiver
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The wharf is ok, but not the main reason anyone visits. The rest of the town is much more beautiful and interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenn_Steinle
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

What a great place to take a stroll along the waterfront. There are several nice shops and restaurants around too. More importantly there was parking.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Ocean Chic Boutique - wonderful experience - did most of my Christmas shopping. Thank you for all your help! GREAT fun! See yo on my next trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 23, 2017|
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Response from SteveO172 | Reviewed this property |
Everything is pretty walkable so I would recommend looking for street parking somewhere near the warf. There are plenty of benches and little cafes or places to grab a seat if you need a rest. Always tell people to find a... More
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Response from Basbabru | Reviewed this property |
there is a drop off area right in front of the Friendship but the but the busses cannot stay there for a prolong period. neither at the witch museum buses usually proceed to large shopping malls or walmarts and wait there