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Good Harbor Beach

Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790
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Good Harbor Beach beauty

This beach is perfect year round...With a view of the twin towers, and a protected 'cove-like' area... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Branford, Connecticut
The Best Day!

We were dropped off because that was easier to us than parking and walking. That water is FREEZING... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katie K
Buffalo, New York, United States
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salt island” (40 reviews)
“low tide” (88 reviews)
“snack bar” (58 reviews)
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Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790

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Reviewed yesterday

This beach is perfect year round...With a view of the twin towers, and a protected 'cove-like' area by the road, the ocean is accessible to people of all ages. Young children love the more shallow tributary by the cove. This is my favorite beach in...More

Thank angelar3192017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were dropped off because that was easier to us than parking and walking. That water is FREEZING! I've been going to Maine my whole life, but we're lake people. I was the only one of our group of four NOT to go in past...More

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful year round. Crowded with summer fun- sometimes parking lot is full and traffic can be backed up so get there early. Dogs are allowed of season and it is a wonderful beach to walk - complete with wooden foot bridge, lighthouses in view and...More

Thank Pippin0921
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on this beach at sunset. There were hardly any people and while it was a little bit chilly, it was beautiful and inviting. We saw the most spectacular sunset I've ever seen at that beach. It brought tears to my eyes. We live...More

Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Low tide on a warm late September mid-week day was a great time to visit this beach. We walked in from a nearby motel, along the seafront hugging road, and dropped down on an elegantly humped footbridge over the creek that flows along along the...More

Thank Taughboyne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop for walk while in the area during a mid - October visit .. Just plan beautiful . it was low tide so there was plenty of wide open space . Very few others on the beach while we were there. small island just...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite beach anywhere. Going to Good Harbor Beach is like returning home. An easy place to get to. Parking on site.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the one of the most gorgeous Beach sites I've seen worldwide. I have not been to Greece so I know that those beaches are spectacular but this spot is the most picturesque New England beach. It's a Cove it's incredibly dog friendly in...More

Thank Champe G
Reviewed 12 October 2017

In October, dogs are allowed on the beach. It is so much fun to watch them play. It is clean and easily reached from the Atlantis Oceanfront Inn.

Thank paullounsbury
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Went on a rainy day. Nice beach with lots of parking. Cozy walk on an overcast rainy day watching surfers trying to pick up waves. There are lots of dog walkers there.

Thank demuslee
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25 October 2017|
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Response from mmd19691007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was warm enough to swim and plenty of waves.
elayne l
14 October 2017|
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Response from Eileen L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but I wouldn't count on it.
Joshua A
25 August 2017|
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Response from lmlw33 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. No no grilling here. But here's a little secret - after 5 when the lifeguards go home at wingarsheak, we grill on a habachi. It's awesome. I have never tried it at Good Harbor.