We have been in 3 times and this time we finally got room at the dock. $8 to stay for the day I thought was pricey but if we had gone to the beach it might have been worth it. We just went for lunch. Not too much to do in the area. Nice spot to stop though
The dock hands were there when we arrive and the staff was always helpful. Everything was clean. The only negative I would say is there was no wifi. The harbormaster's office was very helpful and accommodating when I increased our stay. Newburyport is very fun, lots of restaurants, walking areas and live music. Also lots of parking for guests to come.