Built where a Birdseye frozen-food plant once stood, the Beauport offers upscale beach-house accommodations in a unique setting, overlooking Gloucester’s working waterfront. That means the views are both natural and semi-industrial. Rooms have a classy, nautical feel with crisp linens and marble-topped vanities. Summer is the ideal time to make use of the guest-only rooftop pool or Pavilion Beach, where attendants will set up your beach chair. No matter the season, Beauport’s the closest to a full-service resort you’ll get on the North Shore. Because it’s in a flood zone (one reason some community members opposed its development), the spacious and airy rooms are on upper levels. Since the hotel opened in 2016, it’s been in high demand as a destination for weddings.