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Good Harbor Beach

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Address: Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
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+1 978-281-9790
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a...

This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.

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Easter Sunday at its best!

We were very fortunate in that our visit to the beach included a gloriously hot sunny day for mid-April. Our grandkids had a blast playing in the sand and running back and forth... read more

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Ontario
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very fortunate in that our visit to the beach included a gloriously hot sunny day for mid-April. Our grandkids had a blast playing in the sand and running back and forth to the ocean. We enjoyed watching the scenery, watching people and their dogs and even playing catch with a friendly Lab. According to a local lady, dogs... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend Good Harbor Beach for anyone passing through Gloucester. It is small, quiet, and easy to get to. Not to mention parking on the street is free! There are many wonderful opportunities for picture taking and the view of the harbor is beautiful! Loved smelling the sea air and walking through the sand.

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Marco Island, Florida
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We will drive from Beverly in the evening to enjoy dinner on the beach. Very expensive if not a sticker holder to get a sticker for the day but great to go for late day swim and pack a picnic .

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You can't beat Good Harbor beach for an overall summer experience. The water is pristine clean with waves great for boogie boarding. At low tide you can walk the beach from end to end, even out to a small island. Lots of room for frisbee throwing. Kids love the tide pools at low tide. I wait all year long for... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I am a local and this is my favorite beach. It has a parking lot and locals can park there with a beach sticker. It might be expensive for visitors to park here. There is a concession stand (2) and food is what you would expect for a beach concession. The water is usually cold and the waves are manageable.... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Best Beach around - Clean water - soft sand - and beach is cleaned by the city each day - so it is picture perfect each time.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Good harbor beach is truly a spectacular place! Family friendly people. In the off season dogs can run on the beach! Beautiful rocks, great body surfing. Wonderful any time of the year!

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Bengaluru, India
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I went there couples of days back, in sheer cold, but at this time also this beach is a wonderful experience. the clean water, sound of waves hitting at each other, the frozen waterwall - what a wonderful experience

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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Good Harbor Beach is everything. The water is clear and clean. The sand is soft and white. It's picturesque as all hell. There's decent bathrooms and a snack bar. You can spend everyday here and never get tired of it. Float down the creek at high tide, walk out to the island at low tide. Watch the local kids jump... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is one of 2 terrific Gloucester beaches. Take a walk, smell the fresh air and relax. In the winter months this beach is dog friendly (off leash) on even days. So if you have a nice dog who need some exercise, this is a great place to take your dog to.But please only if your dog is SUPER dog... More 

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