Hipcamp host Annie H.
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Enjoy the sights and sounds of off-the-grid coastal living at the Bakers Island Light Campsite. Set up your tent on a raised platform and take in the beauty of Salem Sound. Meet the summer lighthouse keepers, stroll through island trails, and unwind...just three miles off the coast of Salem!

Getting to camp: PLEASE READ - the only way to get to Bakers Island Light Camp

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Enjoy the sights and sounds of off-the-grid coastal living at the Bakers Island Light Campsite. Set up your tent on a raised platform and take in the beauty of Salem Sound. Meet the summer lighthouse keepers, stroll through island trails, and unwind...just three miles off the coast of Salem!

Getting to camp: PLEASE READ - the only way to get to Bakers Island Light Campsite is by boat. You have two options: 1) Use your own kayaks and paddle out to our beach (recommended for advance kayakers only). 2) Take our landing craft, Naumkeag, out to the island for $70 per person. Boat departs from Blaney Street dock & parking is available there. **Option # 2 not available for Wednesday reservations** 

Essex Heritage is the non-profit organization that operates and maintains the 10-acre light station at Bakers Island, with the mission of public access and preservation. For the health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, private island residents, and the entire community, Essex Heritage will offer limited access to Bakers Island Light during the 2020 season.

We are adhering to current safety recommendations, and following state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 in order to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus. We will also implement our own guidelines to help mitigate the risk further. For more details, please read the Rules and Safety section of this listing. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Boat
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Annie a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 40%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Bring your own boat or kayak.

Paddling

Bring your own.

Wildlife watching

Good bird watching

Fishing
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bakers Island Light Campsite in Massachusetts.

Beach

Rocky beach (not sand)

Coastal

The vibe at Bakers Island Light Campsite

Places to see near Bakers Island Light Campsite

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Hipcamper jim

A slice of heaven

Jim H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 2nd, 2019

Staying overnight at Bakers was wonderful. Brian and Tara are the caretakers and are wonderful people. Very accommodating and super helpful.
I'll be back soon!
Jim

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Hipcamper jim

Bakers camping

Jim H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 18th, 2019

Camping at Bakers Island is a slice of New England History. We had a great stay and look forward to going again

Hipcamper Jacob

Amazing experience

Jacob L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 3rd, 2019

This was a once and a life time trip - unreal experience. So peaceful - so relaxing and only an hour away from Boston. Bryan and Tara were so amazing - giving us a tour of the island. I would recommend this trip to anyone! My only critique is - the boat ride is 70$ round trip - so be prepared for that!

Nonetheless well worth the money.

Hipcamper Julia
Julia C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 16th, 2019

Wonderful, unique experience camping on an island by a lighthouse with private campsite and beautiful trails by the water.

Hipcamper Jack

Beautiful , peaceful,

Jack O.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 22nd, 2020

This truly a unique experience! A beautiful setting, and an excellent campsite., exceeding all expectations. The keepers/hosts were extremely helpful and truly wanted us to enjoy our selves and to be be safe during our stay. A memorable weekend!

Hipcamper Alison
Alison K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 28th, 2020

Views from Bakers were incredible. Hosts, Tara and a Brian couldn’t be more perfect. They were helpful and engaging. We look forward to our return.

Hipcamper Angela

A little slice of paradise

Angela G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 1st, 2020

We had a wonderful stay at Bakers Island. Our hosts were incredibly helpful, knowledgable about the island's history, and kind. The island was beautiful! We saw baby seagulls in their nests, whales' tales splashing in the ocean, and fireflies at night. It was a little slice of paradise. :-)

Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 5th, 2020

Check Plus.

Hipcamper Christina
Christina P.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

Had a wonderful time camping at Baker Island! Tara and Brian were super nice and made sure we had a great stay. It’s a beautiful place, I highly recommend it!

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Property
Bakers Island Light Campsite
State
Massachusetts
Country
United States
$35/night
2 Sites

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