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Nice Beach

This is a nice wide open beach, but it can get very crowded (and parking can get crazy ridiculous... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jupiter, Florida
Clean and not over crowded

Very clean, family oriented beach. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is short. Parking is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Glens Falls, New York
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
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99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice wide open beach, but it can get very crowded (and parking can get crazy ridiculous) during hot weekends in the summer, at least in early August. Best bet may be to park some ways a way and walk from surrounding area.

Thank JupiterFL
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very clean, family oriented beach. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is short. Parking is a little high but our lodging had discount vouchers for $10 which helped. Free parking before 8am and after 5pm.

Thank SCombs27
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not as good as Wingaersheek or Crane Beaches. Facilities second rate in comparison. Free after 5pm. I may be a little biased as l was bitten by something here and it was not by a seagull!

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Harbor Beach is a local favorite. The beach is expansive, gorgeous and clean. The water is cold. Be sure to get there early as it does fill up. There are bathrooms, outdoor showers, a snack car and a small outdoor shop. Parking is limited...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a beautiful day on the beach! The sand is soft and clean. The water was clear and cold, but so refreshing on a hot day! I was surprised at how crowded it was on a Monday, but I guess everyone wanted relief from...More

Thank Mimi L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is nothing like the sandy beaches of Florida with all the drunk co-eds. It's a family beach. They charge $30 for parking and have several guys working the parking lot gate, yet there are only two lifeguard chairs. Funny how that works... hmm.....More

Thank DallasPaulaS
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Good Harbor, but in order to enjoy the day, you must get up very early in the morning and get into the parking lot or you can just forget it. It's very popular and a great beach. It's big, not a lot of...More

Thank Shuggiplum
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique beach for New England. It's not full of the huge rocks most of our beaches have. You can see where you are walking in the water. For those of us not crazy about tripping over the sea bed this is great. You can...More

Thank foodie668
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long, deep, and beautiful. Great because you walk from one end to the other. At the southern end is a great wading area, esp. for little kids.

1  Thank Mr O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a very gradual slope and the difference in the tides is several hundred yards. Lots of shallow pools for tots. Need to watch the kids but not as much worry they will step off into deep water. At low tide Adults can walk to...More

1  Thank SeacayII
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August 4, 2018|
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Response from Belmontcouple | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure; I believe you need a parking sticker or you need to pay @25.00-30.00 per vehicle and parking is limited so you need to get there early. I was able to go as I stayed at a hotel about a 15 minute walk to this... More
July 26, 2018|
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Response from RodolfoTVA | Reviewed this property |
At good harbor no, but there is a spot in half moon, not high but you can have fun.