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Good Harbor Beach

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Very relaxing in off season

We were staying in town and visiting Salem and happened to come across this beach. The weather was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SteveO172
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Jackson, New Jersey
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Fantastic spot

We found this beach by accident, we were lost!! So pleased we did, had a picnic by the bridge which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
devonroamer
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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
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99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in town and visiting Salem and happened to come across this beach. The weather was perfect and it was pretty empty so it was great to relax and take some pictures. There were a couple people walking around and we watched as...More

1  Thank SteveO172
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this beach by accident, we were lost!! So pleased we did, had a picnic by the bridge which crosses over onto the beach, the sand is lovely and fine and the views across the bay are amazing. A visit is definitely recommended.

Thank devonroamer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Harbor is the most beautiful beach in Massachusetts if not in all of New England. In the height of the summer season especially on weekends parking is limited for non-residents...but there is parking at nearby Stage Fort Park with a shuttle to the beach!...More

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this beach. Beautiful views of gorgeous houses along the shoreline. You can walk out quite a ways before hitting deep water. Plenty of parking is available.

Thank Jet18284
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is one of my favorite spots in the Cape Ann region. This beach is gorgeous and perfect for families/couples/friends, anyone! The rocky island off the shore just adds to the beauty and the length of the beach is perfect for taking a stroll or...More

Thank na0mip22
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The beach was nice and had public facilities. It isn't a walking beach. Mostly just for swimmers or surfing. The neighbors whose houses line the beach are not friendly to tourists. There are a number of signs telling people to keep off their rocks or...More

Thank LovinLife47
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We enjoyed walking up and down the beach. It was off season but got to see some surfers and sailboards. Met some nice people to chat with. Nice beach and across from our motel. Plan on returning same time next year.

Thank caraven2016
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The older I get the more I appreciate the beach and being able to go down to the water, no matter the season and just take it all in. This is my favorite non-summer beach. I love it in every other season when it's not...More

1  Thank quiet_wave
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach for a not too long walk at the end of the day. Have to watch out for occasional broken glass (not beach glass).

Thank UncleHaha
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great beach if you can get a parking space, fills up early. Facilities including a snack shop. Island swimming area to the left at low tide.

Thank ElaineL63Sunshine
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MotherofTwoandDog
4 August 2018|
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Response from Belmontcouple | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure; I believe you need a parking sticker or you need to pay @25.00-30.00 per vehicle and parking is limited so you need to get there early. I was able to go as I stayed at a hotel about a 15 minute walk to this... More
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LisaTB926
26 July 2018|
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
Pebble beach in Rockport is mostly rocks so is cape hedge beach in Rockport
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