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Stage Fort Park and Beach

Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
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This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
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"visitor center"
in 13 reviews
"great playground"
in 6 reviews
"ice cream stand"
in 4 reviews
"walking trails"
in 5 reviews
"baseball field"
in 5 reviews
"welcome center"
in 5 reviews
"granite boulders"
in 2 reviews
"great craft"
in 2 reviews
"rocky shore"
in 3 reviews
"open fields"
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"public restrooms"
in 4 reviews
"american history"
in 2 reviews
"view of the ocean"
in 4 reviews
"sea glass"
in 5 reviews
"few hours"
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"gorgeous views"
in 4 reviews
"downtown gloucester"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This city park is a great place to wander along the waterfront with expansive views of Gloucester harbor. There is a welcome center with interesting displays and twenty minutes free parking. Long term parking is across the street. A good place to visit with children....More

Thank M_Freedley
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We went there to get information and use the bathroom at the "Welcome Center." In anticipation of the many people who were there on a Saturday at the end of school vacation week, the powers that be closed both. (They also anticipated people enjoying this...More

2  Thank Dave S
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This might be America's oldest park: it's where the European settlers came to fish their first Summer in the Colonies--dating from the 1630's this beautiful stretch of waterfront has hosted so many local events and games over the years . . . it's made more...More

1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Beautiful park and walking trails. Beautiful water views. It was so nice to see large extended families with several generations, set up at picnic tables, grilling food. The beach was really lovely although we did not swim. There's a terrific ice cream stand set back...More

1  Thank southendgirlfriend
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

This park offers magnificent views of the bay, beautiful Gloucester and the Atlantic.There is a neat fenced path that rises along the bay side from the boardwalk to a small beach and picnic areas, open fields and a visitor center WITH restrooms and lovely playground,...More

Thank tikkitikkitembo
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

This park is a pleasant place to spend a few hours. Its location by the sea is ideal for swimming and sunning, and it offers lovely views. The gazebo is often used for wedding vows--understandably so. There's a pleasant visitors' center, which offers lots of...More

Thank marianc95
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

I love to visit Stage Fort Park! Not only is it beautiful with gorgeous views of the harbor, but it has a dog park and historic markers. There is a swimming beach and picnic areas. There is also an ice cream stand called the Cupboard...More

Thank Betsy K
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Living in Gloucester we take this park for granted. It is so beautiful. The addition of the Boulevard improvement has even made the park better!

Thank carolyn b
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

This park has it all...nature trails, playgrounds, ball park, gazebo, picnic areas, beautiful coastline, Half Moon Beach, Massachusetts Bay Colony marker, stunning granite boulders everywhere. Don't miss this park.

Thank jerdc
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

This is an attractive beach on the edge of the town. The views from the beach, across the bay to the town, are good, and there are plenty of rock pools etc to be explored.

Thank mjc404
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Sarah W
July 22, 2017|
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Response from Pierre L | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available at $10 per vehicle on weekdays and $15 on weekends and holidays. There is also a dog park located in the parking lot of Stage Fort Park - for information please visit Gloucester Dog Park's website.
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Response from critic49 | Reviewed this property |
I have never noticed a gas grille at the park. I would think a gas grille is more practical and safer than charcoal. They have receptacles for the hot charcoals for your conveyance. If you want to make sure then I would... More
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