Buoys on netted fishing shack at Beauport Hotel Gloucester

Celebrate A “Babymoon” on Cape Ann


Expecting a baby in the near future? Preparing for sleepless nights, diaper changes, and lots of feedings? Then a “babymoon” might be the perfect way to spend one of your last weekends (or weeks) before the baby arrives. 

In recent years, babymoons have become a popular way for expecting parents to have one last relaxing vacation before their baby arrives as they may not have time to themselves for a little while. It’s a good chance for soon-to-be new parents to recharge and reconnect before the birth of the little one. 

If you are planning a babymoon and want inspiration on how Cape Ann could be the perfect place to book your babymoon, here are some options to get you started. 

A Restful Retreat at Beauport Hotel 

Located along the harbor in Downtown Gloucester, the Beauport Hotel Gloucester is the perfect place to spend your babymoon with luxuriously appointed rooms and amenities to put you and your partner in the right state of mind before the baby arrives. 

Each room at the Beauport Hotel is designed with relaxation in mind. Soothing décor is influenced by the colors of the ocean, sand, and sky. Rooms also offer distinctive artwork by local artists and various guest rooms along with 14 suites have ocean views. Request a room or suite that offers a fireplace and sliding glass doors opening onto a private balcony if you want to be lulled by the sounds of the ocean. 

Along with the sleeping quarters fit for soon-to-be parents, the amenities include a rooftop pool, a delicious breakfast buffet on weekends, and access to the 1606 Restaurant located on the lobby level of the hotel. Spend your time tasting all the cuisine or sitting on the deck enjoying the ocean views.

Treat Yourselves to a Spa Day 

Parenting is not for the faint of heart with sleepless nights, soiled diapers, and a baby to soothe. Treat yourself to a day at the spa where you can get your nails and toes painted, have a facial, or enjoy a luxurious massage to ease all of your muscles that have been working overtime throughout the pregnancy. 

The Saltwater Massage Studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts specializes in pampering its clientele who are seeking a way to soothe their body and mind before they need to do the same for a newborn. Reserve an appointment during your babymoon to address neck and back pain, needed stress relief, or specialty pregnancy massages. 

If you want to continue the self-care, take a trip to one of the salons on Cape Ann that offer nail and beauty care. Get those toes and nails painted, eyebrows waxed, and lashes extended before there is little time for these activities with a baby at home. Jennifer’s Hair Studio and Spa is a great option for parents-to-be to relax and take care of those beauty treatments before the baby arrives. 

Spend a Day Reconnecting 

Raising a child takes coordinated teamwork, so reconnecting with your partner should be on your list of things to do on your babymoon. 

Take a walk along one of the stunning beaches on Cape Ann from Singing Beach in Manchester By the Sea or Good Harbor and Wingaersheek in Gloucester or Long Beach in Rockport to connect and unwind together. 

If you love art, stroll through the shops at Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Art Colony. Or if you love to shop and want to memorialize the trip with some local souvenirs, try shopping at Bearskin Neck in Rockport, Massachusetts. The choices are endless but be sure to find a way to do something together that allows you to recharge and reconnect.