Directions to Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary
Eastern Point Boulevard (private way)
Managed by Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Hours of OperationTrails:
Open every day, 8 am to dusk.
Parking is limited. Gated lot open daily, 8 am-8 pm.
The parking lot is monitored in conjunction with the Association of Eastern Point Residents.
(Not plowed in winter.)
Online maps and GPS units may not give accurate directions. Please use our directions below.
Take Rt. 128 North, all the way to the end (exit 9) in Gloucester. At the stop light, take East Main Street, the middle road at a 3-way intersection, with signs for East Gloucester and Rocky Neck. East Main Street becomes Eastern Point Road at the turn to Rocky Neck. Keep on Eastern Point Road. Just past Niles Beach—along the harbor beach—bear right through the stone gates onto Eastern Point. (If there is someone stationed at the gate, just tell them you’re going to the Mass Audubon property at Eastern Point). Stay on the same road until you see the lighthouse. The parking lot is on the right, overlooking the harbor. It's about 3 miles from the end of Rt. 128 to the Lighthouse.