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Half Moon Beach

Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Small and cozy with lifeguard on duty

This secluded spot does not have much sand but it is a peaceful place to relax. Children cannot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
M_Freedley
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Massachusetts
Beach of your dreams for parents of small children

This beach is surrounded by large bluffs on each end with a large park encircling the waterfront... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
WingearsheekBeach
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This secluded spot does not have much sand but it is a peaceful place to relax. Children cannot get very far away from parents. Beautiful views.

Thank M_Freedley
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

This beach is surrounded by large bluffs on each end with a large park encircling the waterfront areas (3 beaches). Easy to keep track of small children on the beach and in the water. One of the most beautiful vistas in Gloucester. Tons of parking...More

1  Thank WingearsheekBeach
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

After visiting the Fisherman's Memorial, we kept on walking and ended up at Half Moon Beach. What a treasure! You will be shocked at the size of the boulders. It was a great place for a hike. Take a moment to sit on one of...More

Thank susan c
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Half Moon Beach in incredible. The size of the rocks in the area is amazing. The tide levels at the beach vary greatly. You can see the water levels on sides of the boulders. This cove is stunning as is the entire state park. It...More

1  Thank jerdc
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Small sandy beach and shady.A good walk from the parking lot. There is a fee for non residents. It in located in Stage fort park

1  Thank sjc2150
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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Lots of tree shadow, nice walk, water is clean. I recommend. You can lie down, do a pic nic. Have fun!

Thank Marcia T
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

This was our favorite when WE were kids. If you don't want to bake in the sun, this beach is great because behind you is a picnic area with trees to shade you, which is a few steps away from the water. There is a...More

Thank Vicki K
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Its a small beach and good for toddlers because its sheltered. However, There are SO MANY toddlers that its not a place I would suggest for someone with children. I suspect that with that many children in diapers, it may not be too sanitary. However,...More

Thank H2134HSkarenf
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

This is accessed through the walk along the park area and this private looking beach just appears. They actually have a life guard on duty, not sure why because the water temperature is 65 degrees. You probably need to wear water shoes since there are...More

Thank Randy J
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Found in Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA, this is a small sheltered beach with tides that run to the ocean. At low tide there are numerous small tide pools for children to play in, where small crabs and other sea life can be found....More

Thank ccgirl2015
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Lisamarie95448
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Response from CarlyThies | Reviewed this property |
No, I believe the beach and park close at dusk or maybe a bit later?
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