Safe Harbor Hawthorne Cove
Safe Harbor Hawthorne Cove

Welcome to Safe Harbor Hawthorne Cove

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Safe Harbor Hawthorne Cove is conveniently located on the wonderful 'North Shore' and is a relaxed and friendly community of boaters.
Slips Transient Slips Mean Low Water Moorings Max Length/Beam Fuel Pumpout Hauling Capacity Winter Storage

110 floating docks

1+ floating docks






35 tons


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.

Safe Harbor's 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 at slips
  • 30/50 Amp power outlets
  • Showers and heads
  • Ice on site
  • Washers and dryers
  • Large tented patio
  • Barbecue station
  • Easy Walk to Shops and Restaurants
  • Restaurants
  • Groceries
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Historic Sites
  • Salem Water Taxi allows you to experience Salem from the water's perspective as you venture the coast that many famous vessels and captains once traveled. Get a close up view of the replica vessel 'Friendship' from the water. The Salem Harbor Tour is a narrated 20 to 30 minute loop around the harbor. Departing from the Public Landing at Congress Street, near Pickering Wharf, it is a tour you will not forget! No reservations required. Accommodating groups to 20 (by appointment).

About the Area

Salem was founded at the mouth of the Naumkeag river in 1626 at the site of an ancient Native American village and trading center by a company of fishermen from Cape Ann led by Roger Conant, and incorporated in 1629. Conant’s leadership had provided the stability to survive the first two years, but he was immediately replaced by John Endicott, one of the new arrivals, by order of the Dorchester Company. Conant graciously stepped aside and was granted 200 acres of land in compensation. These “New Planters” and the “Old Planters” agreed to cooperate, in large part due to the diplomacy of Conant and Endicott. In recognition of this peaceful transition to the new government, the name of the settlement was changed to Salem, a corruption of the Hebrew word ‘shalom’.

Salem was one of the most significant seaports in early America. It has the first National Historic Site designated by Congress, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, which protects Salem's historic waterfront.

Featured notably in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, much of the city's cultural identity is reflective of its role as the location of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692: Police cars are adorned with witch logos, a local public school is known as the Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, the Salem High School football team is named The Witches, and Gallows Hill, a site of numerous public hangings, is currently used as a playing field for various sports.

Tourists know Salem as a mix of important historical sites, funky New Age boutiques, and popular Halloween or witch-themed attractions.


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Safe Harbor Summer Events

Slips / Storage

Summer Slips

Hawthorne Cove Marina is a full-service facility with over 100 slips – accommodating vessels up to 65′, and 270 moorings. Offering facilities to haul and launch; Hawthorne Cove also offers a full service department with experienced mechanics, gel coat and fiberglass specialists, riggers, and marine electricians—all on site.
The Salem Water Taxi, part of the Hawthorne Cove Marina operations, takes boaters back and forth to moorings in Salem harbor from the Congress Street Bridge dock in the heart of downtown Salem.

Hawthorne Cove Marina was selected as “One of the Top Ten Marinas in New England” by the Northern Waterway Guide.

  • 110 seasonal slips
  • 6′ – 8′ dockside depth at MLW
  • 270 moorings
  • Floating docks
  • Water at slips
  • 30/50 Amp power outlets
  • Salem Water Taxi services moorings in Salem harbor
  • Located in the heart of the Salem Historic District
  • Dock staff monitors VHF 08 during boating season
  • 35 ton travelift
  • Function Deck
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Professional Services

Hawthorne Cove Marina is a full-service boatyard with an excellent reputation. The marina offers facilities to haul and launch; in addition to a full-Service department with experienced mechanics, gel coat and fiberglass specialists, riggers, and marine electricians—all on site. Hawthorne Cove is one of the smaller New England Safe Harbor locations, and boat owners get a lot of personal attention as well as extra help with developing custom boat service and maintenance programs to fit individual needs.

We are constantly working to improve our facility to better serve you. Presently our crew manages the restoration, repair, and maintenance of commercial recreational and competitive vessels on a year-round basis. We have a 35-ton travel lift equipped with a boom crane, a 15-ton hydraulic trailer, and a forklift. We expect to continually augment this equipment in the future as we continue to develop our yard.

Mechanical and Systems
Our full-time experienced and certified mechanics handle everything from routine engine maintenance to engine repowers, systems installations, and troubleshooting, installing, and rewiring electrical systems. We adhere to ABYC standards in all of our work and review details of these guidelines regularly to ensure top-quality performance meeting or exceeding marine standards.

We offer a complete range of fiberglass, gel coat and paint repair, woodworking and custom refinishing solutions. Our expertise includes Awlgrip top coat and Interlux, Pettit, and Seahawk bottom paints. We specialize in restoring damaged fiberglass, matching gelcoat, restoring and maintaining bright work and much more.

We work closely with top-notch local rig shops for fabricating any part you may need, from the smallest turnbuckle to full standing and running rigging replacements. Whatever your rigging needs, we can take care of them for you.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan


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Make the good times BETTER. Invite friends and family to join your marina. With the Safe Harbor Referral Program, when your friend signs up for a slip or winter storage, you will both receive a $250 credit towards your slip/storage agreements (see link below for more details).  Please contact your marina office to help answer any additional questions you may have about this program.

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Our Staff

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    Noah Flaherty, General Manager

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    Barbara McAdoo, Office Manager


Hawthorne Cove Marina

10 White Street, Salem, MA 01970
General Manager:
Noah Flaherty
(978) 740-9890
(978) 740-9994
VHF Channel:
Buoy Ref:
No. "42"
42°31'17"N / 70°52'55"W
Directions by Sea: As you approach Salem Harbor, look for the Salem Power Plant stacks on the east side of Salem Neck. From G "13" Fl G 4s in Salem Sound, round G "15" QG and enter the main channel at R "16" Fl R 4s. There is a small anchorage on the way to Hawthorne Cove Marina.


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10 White Street Salem MA 01970 USA
42.522198 -70.882631