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Good Harbor Beach

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Address: Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
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+1 978-281-9790
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a...

This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.

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Beach in Gloucester, Ma

Good Harbor Beach is known for its white sandy beach and clean waters. Best to get there before 9 am in the summer because they will close it to non residents once it gets full... read more

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good Harbor Beach is known for its white sandy beach and clean waters. Best to get there before 9 am in the summer because they will close it to non residents once it gets full. Complete with outside showers and snack bar. Good family/ kid friendly environment. View of Thatcher island in nearby Rockport. Gotta go, surfs up!

Thank MidniteGambler
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The most beautiful, relaxing, peaceful beach!! The sunrises are breathtaking. The beach is clean... unpolluted. Just a wonderful place to be!!

Thank Beth J
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach itself is pristine, couldn't be better or cleaner. The bathrooms and parking area need updating, and you'd at $25 a car to park they'd be in great condition!

Thank Local01930
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many approaches make the wide beach and its dunes such a confluence of bathers/walkers/surfers with best view out to Atlantic Ocean and islands beyond

Thank Robb C
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunninly beautiful, spacious beach goes on for miles, with great surf, a calmer kiddie pondish area and bathrooms and showers. Close to beach food and ice cream if the food stand is closed. Parking can fill early in the day. A fantastic beach day slounge or an active beach walk/run anytime

Thank JamyMadeja
Hanover, New Hampshire
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Harbor Beach is one of the prettiest beaches in New England. We asked a local lady in Rockport where to spend the day and are so happy she told about this great find. It was a beautiful sunny late-April day; we packed a picnic lunch and enjoyed the day watching dogs frolicking and surfers catching great waves. We can't... More 

Thank 120Inge120
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very fortunate in that our visit to the beach included a gloriously hot sunny day for mid-April. Our grandkids had a blast playing in the sand and running back and forth to the ocean. We enjoyed watching the scenery, watching people and their dogs and even playing catch with a friendly Lab. According to a local lady, dogs... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I highly recommend Good Harbor Beach for anyone passing through Gloucester. It is small, quiet, and easy to get to. Not to mention parking on the street is free! There are many wonderful opportunities for picture taking and the view of the harbor is beautiful! Loved smelling the sea air and walking through the sand.

Thank Topography_Traveler
Marco Island, Florida
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We will drive from Beverly in the evening to enjoy dinner on the beach. Very expensive if not a sticker holder to get a sticker for the day but great to go for late day swim and pack a picnic .

1 Thank Sara B
Rockport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

You can't beat Good Harbor beach for an overall summer experience. The water is pristine clean with waves great for boogie boarding. At low tide you can walk the beach from end to end, even out to a small island. Lots of room for frisbee throwing. Kids love the tide pools at low tide. I wait all year long for... More 

1 Thank Vicki G

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