Plum Island is a barrier island of the northeast coast of Massachusetts. The island is divided between four towns, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley and Ipswich. Most of the residential homes sit in Newbury and Newburyport on the northern side of the island. More then half of Plum Island is made up of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. There are miles of public beaches for the islands residents as well as a major destination for the greater area. Plum Island is a popular vacations spot because of it’s beautifull beaches and close proximity to Boston.