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Good Harbor Beach

Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790
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Good Harbor beach is a lovely beach

Great views, nice beach. Dogs allowed on beach and only need to be on leash or owner carrying... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2015
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Superb beach

Fabulous walk to the island at low tide, a spring--great to boogie board when there is a current... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2015
Acton, MA
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790

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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Great views, nice beach. Dogs allowed on beach and only need to be on leash or owner carrying leash on even days. Hadn't ever been on a beach with that regulation before~need a car to access for most visitors

Thank Sunny405
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Fabulous walk to the island at low tide, a spring--great to boogie board when there is a current, lovely clean sand and perfect waves. All in all, this is a grand New England beach. And when you are done--you're in Gloucester, a fascinating part of...More

Thank nativeplantster
Reviewed 21 September 2015

love it! nice sweep of good sand, water generally easy to get into, w/ some waves for fun. area has good restaurants and good lodging we return often.

Thank susandale
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Wow - what a beautiful beach - from the soft sand to just the sheer beauty of the ocean and the surrounding homes, etc. it is just a treasure to sit and relax and watch the waves. Water chilly for those that love Miami temp...More

Thank dselke
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful beach. No garbage on shore, pristine water, not crowded, parking in street. Can't wait to go again.

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Gorgeous peaceful beach in September... No restrooms though... But worth the trip will definitely return.great beach for small children as the water is shallow

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 September 2015

close to bass rocks,walking distance. september is a great time to go, not as crowded.also cheaper to park

Thank J S
Reviewed 13 September 2015

My favorite beach in the area. So clean and the waves are great. Try to get there before noon time because it will fill up on the weekend. They stop charging after 4:00 o'clock so we have gone later in the day before to relax...More

Thank DishtheDirt
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Beautiful beach but if you are from out of town you have to get there really early because the lot fills up really fast for out of town people.

Thank TinySeasideDancer
Reviewed 7 September 2015

The town should have an app or web site to tell visitors when the parking lot is full. It is measured such that when the parking lot is full, the beach is crowded. When it is full, finding parking 1/4 mile away or more is...More

Thank C130driver
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13 August 2017|
Response from Eileen L | Reviewed this property |
I believe at 5 PM when the lifeguards leave for the day.
8 August 2017|
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Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
Greenheads are usually seasonal in June and July. Should be fine now that it is August.
26 July 2017|
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Response from Robb C | Reviewed this property |
all parking is monitored somewhat so neighborhood streets best bet