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A different beach

Wow! This is not your typical beach. There are HUGE rocks to sit on, climb on, and relax on. Some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great for photos of landscape and birds, lots of clean beach to explore

In mid Oct, we were perhaps towards end of season, so we found this beach to be lovely for... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! This is not your typical beach. There are HUGE rocks to sit on, climb on, and relax on. Some of the rocks can hold the whole family! There is a sandy beach and Parking is available during the week at a rate of $25...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Maybe this place is well worth the visit in the summer, but for a cold but sunny day in October it wasn't worth the drive from Gloucester. We were looking for a place to walk the beach, and read that this was good for that,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

In mid Oct, we were perhaps towards end of season, so we found this beach to be lovely for paddling, photos and beachcombing. Lovely clean soft sand above high tide, firm sand underfoot as a long slow slope to the sea as tide recedes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Our favorite beach! The sand is pristine, as is the water. It's perfection in New England! We get there very early some days (before sunrise) and have the beach to ourselves. It is amazing!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SeaGoer508
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Went here because of the hipe of all of the sand dollars at low tide. Disappointed because we walked and searched. Only for 4 in 2 hours.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tessa W
Reviewed September 8, 2018

I came here as a child and wanted to show my friend this hiddeb gem. The best part is low tide when the 3/4 mile sandbar is exposed and you can look for sand dollars. He was in awe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy B
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I know this is against the grain from mostly all reviews but this beach was not what I expected.There was trash everywhere we went on this beach including in the water and in the tidal pools. In fact, there was broken glass in some of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank volumeem
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Beautiful beach with clean white sand and clear calm waters. Snack stand and restrooms close by. Get there early to park during peak times. Lovely!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank L V
Reviewed September 1, 2018

very shallow beach with tide pools make this a great beach for children. there is also a food 'shack' with typical beach food (just the simple stuff). On the downside, it is expensive to park and the parking is very limited, and the road to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank EdsGirlBoston
Reviewed September 1, 2018

I love taking the kids to this beach. There are a lot of tidal pools in the rocks and they love adventuring through them

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from cstamps18 | Reviewed this property |
Off season.
John D
September 5, 2018|
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Response from Bmb B | Reviewed this property |
Anytime you should get a good spot they consider the season over because school is back in session for most towns and states. :)
Randy C
August 9, 2018|
Response from Shuggiplum | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, Years ago, you could after 6, but I don't know the rules on open fires