Salem Willows Park 173 Fort Ave, Salem, MA01970 Located adjacent to Restaurant Row and Salem Willows Arcade & Casino, Salem Willow Park offers beaches, picnic…More benches and seasonal live music. Located on Salem Neck among willow trees, the park is a popular destination for people of all ages in the summer months. Aside from seaside entertainment and views of Beverly Harbor, Salem Willows Park is perhaps best known for its proximity to E.W. Hobbs famous ice cream and popcorn, and chop suey sandwiches from Genghis and Salem Lowe.
Salem Willows Yacht Club is a family-oriented private club, cooperatively owned and located on the tip of the…More historic Salem Willows Park.
Having just celebrated Salem Willows' 75th anniversary, club members can enjoy the scenic view and amenities it offers in the clubhouse. Additionally, the club has a dock, launch service, gas pump, utility tenders and storage. Hours vary by season, but are generally open from 8am - 11pm during high season.
Salem Willows Arcade & Casino 167 Fort Ave, Salem, MA01970 Salem Willows has been a family fun destination since 1858. The arcade and casino here continue that tradition. Games…More range from classics such as Pac Man, claw machines and skee ball to the latest ride on racing games and shooters. A pizzeria divides the arcade and casino areas, and patrons can turn in the tickets they win for a vast number of prizes.
Waikiki Beach 50 Winter Island Rd, Salem, MA01970 Located within Winter Island Park, Waikiki Beach is a popular public beach owned by the city of Salem. At least one…More lifeguard is on duty here daily until 5pm. The beach is located nearby other Winter Island attractions, which include a lighthouse, camp and marina as well as Salem Willows' arcades, restaurants, beaches and athletic fields.
Juniper Point Playground Beach Avenue, Salem, MA01970 Located directly across from Juniper Point Beach, Juniper Point Playground is a small facility located in the heart of…More the Salem Willows neighborhood, just a short walk from Salem Willows Park. The playground has cement walkways as well as mulch and grass areas. In addition to playground equipment, Juniper Point Playground offers a gazebo and small basketball court. Dogs must be leashed when on the playground.
Dead Horse Beach is located right before Salem Willows Park along Memorial Drive. Situated on the edge of Collins…More Cove, the beach offers views of Beverly, Beverly Harbor and the Beverly-Salem Veterans Memorial Bridge. Tennis courts, basketball courts, a soccer field, benches and picnic areas are located nearby, as is Salem Willow's Restaurant Row, arcades and rides for children.
Wide during low tide, Dead Horse offers plenty of space for beachgoers. Facing the northwest, the beach is an ideal place to catch a colorful sunset on a clear day.
Ruthy's Kitchen 102 Webb St, Salem, MA01970 Hungry folks on their way out to Salem Willows will want to stop by Ruthy's Kitchen for its wide variety of…More made-to-order dishes. Regulars swear by the mac n' cheese. This cozy three-year-old cafe was named after the owner and head cook's mother. The menu caters to special dietary needs, i.e. gluten-free and low sodium.
Peppy's Pizza 165 Fort Ave, Salem, MA01970 Located in Salem Willows Park, Peppy Pizza is a family-style eatery serving up whole pies, jumbo slices, chicken…More dinners, burgers, and more. Open from late April through early October, Peppy is spacious and friendly a good place to stop and refuel if the kids need a break from the arcade next door or from running around the park.
Genghis 179 Fort Ave, Salem, MA01970 With a menu that includes everything from traditional Chinese food to the famous Salem chicken wings and sandwiches,…More Genghis can satisfy almost any craving. Since 2003, owner Wayne Chin has been dishing out his specialty tender steak, pepper steak and intriguing chop suey sandwiches to loyal customers. Dine in or take it to go from the window across from Salem Willows Park.
Salem Lowe 197 Fort Ave, Salem, MA01970 Located at the end of a line of eateries and other attractions along Salem Willows Park, this cozy, no-frills Chinese…More spot has been drawing locals for years with its famed chop suey sandwich. There are only five tables inside, so you might want to take advantage of the take-out window and bring your grub to the park. The menu includes different kinds of chow mein, chop suey, chow yoke and more.
Winter Island Yacht Yard 3 Winter Island Rd, Salem, MA01970 Established in 1926, Winter Island Yacht Yard is a full-service boat storage and repair facility located near Salem…More Willows on Juniper Cove. Indoor and outdoor dry storage is available. The business is also a dealer of Ranger Tugs, Kohler generators and Yanmar Marine diesel engines.
Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters 167 Fort Ave, Salem, MA01970 Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters, founded in 2005, offers public and private cruises, as well as themed cruises, such as…More the Haunted Happenings cruise. It is hard to miss, located in a teal-colored building at the end of Salem Willows Pier. Daily cruises include a narrated expedition around the bay, as well as cocktail, lunch and sunset cruises. A full bar and live entertainment is offered on select cruises.
Anchor to Windward 600 Loring Ave, Salem, MA01970 Founded in 1989, Anchor to Windward is a private nonprofit that teaches daily living skills and provides social…More interaction and recreational programs to adults with developmental disabilities, such as Asperger's or Down Syndrome. The organization is staffed by professionals trained in psychology, counseling and special education. Anchor to Windward organizes movie nights, dinners, bowling and mini-golf outings, as well as day trips to museums and Salem Willows Park. Members pay a quarterly fee. Rates depend on the level of services provided.
Cappy's Seafood 175 Fort Ave, Salem, MA01970 For the past 40 years, Cappy's Seafood has been serving fresh fried seafood from its location at the historic Salem…More Willows, an ocean front public park. The most popular items on the menu include fresh fried clams, haddock sandwiches, onion rings and fried dough. Cappy's is a seasonal restaurant, open from April through mid-October. It offers window service for take out as well as a few inside tables for those who want to eat in. Ice cream is also available to satisfy any sweet tooth.
E. W. Hobbs 207 Fort Ave, Salem, MA01970 Since 1897, four generations of the Hobbs family have served popcorn, homemade ice cream, and salt water taffy at the…More nostalgic Salem Willows Park on Fort Avenue. It is rumored that, in 1906, founders Everett Hobbs and William Eaton offered the first ice-cream cone in New England. Located at the end of the park nearest to the ocean, E.W. Hobbs opens its popcorn and ice-cream stand on the first Sunday in April. Salt water taffy is not available until Mother's Day weekend. The grill opens Memorial Day weekend, selling hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese and chicken sandwiches, lobster rolls, clam chowder, ice-cream sodas, floats, freezes, frappés, milkshakes, canned soda and juices. Priscilla Hobbs, who owns the business with her brother Charlie, says the Willows is "one of the last places you can come with your family without spending an arm and a leg."
Cindy's Planet Pizza & Grill is located in the historic Salem Willows Park. Cindy and her husband, Allen Yen,…More offer a variety of fun summer food. All items are made to order, nothing is pre-made, ensuring quality.
Cindy's serves fresh (not frozen) seafood, including fried clams and haddock sandwiches. Specialty items include spicy fried calamari, and large sea scallops. There is also a nice selection of non-seafood items, including a veggie wrap, chicken Caesar wrap and a Thai wrap, as well as pizza, corn dogs, foot-long hot dogs, chili cheese fries and other summer favorites.
For dessert, it serves Richardson's Ice Cream, as well as well-known frozen packaged treats, soft serve and homemade green tea and coconut ice creams.
Besides ice cream, Cindy's is known for its made-to-order Lime Rickey (made with fresh lime juice), as well as fresh lemonade and Richie's Slush. For something warmer, try the deep-fried Oreo Cookies or Twinkies.
Cindy's is open seasonally, but the pizza menu extends through November.