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Great Marsh
Great Salt Marsh
The Great Marsh in Plum Island, Newbury, and Ipswich, Massachusetts
The Great Marsh in Plum Island, Newbury, and Ipswich, Massachusetts
Great Marsh is located in Massachusetts
Great Marsh
Great Marsh
Location in Massachusetts
Location  Massachusetts
 New Hampshire
Coordinates 42°44′07″N 70°49′08″W / 42.735277°N 70.818914°W / 42.735277; -70.818914
Type Saltmarsh
River sources Parker River
Ocean/sea sources Atlantic Ocean
Surface area 20,000–30,000 acres (8,100–12,100 ha)
Salinity Salt Water
Frozen Salt water Lake
Islands Plum Island
In New Hampshire

The Great Marsh (also sometimes called the Great Salt Marsh) is a long, continuous saltmarsh in eastern New England extending from Cape Ann in northeastern Massachusetts to the southeastern coast of New Hampshire. It includes roughly 20,000-30,000 acres of saltwater marsh, mudflats, islands, sandy beaches, dunes, rivers, and other water bodies. The Great Marsh comprises much of the northeastern half of Essex County, Massachusetts, and touches the towns and cities of Essex, Gloucester, Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley, Ipswich, and Salisbury in Massachusetts as well as the towns of Seabrook and Hampton in New Hampshire. It is a designated Important Bird Area.

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