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Good Harbor Beach

Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790
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Best beach

Best beach in the area for safe swimming, no seaweed, and good facilities. Tip, arrive after 5 pm... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
My first time here was 62 years ago, I always feel like a kids again when I am here.

I love the beach to explore, walk the shore see the sunrise and tip toe into the surf. Parking is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Victor B
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salt island” (38 reviews)
“low tide” (80 reviews)
“snack bar” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best beach in the area for safe swimming, no seaweed, and good facilities. Tip, arrive after 5 pm & parking is free

Thank ann212
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love the beach to explore, walk the shore see the sunrise and tip toe into the surf. Parking is soooo high, $25 0n the weekday , $35 on weekends. Best to know someoneinorder to save on this expense.

Thank Victor B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the best of the large public beaches on the North Shore. The gem is "Salt Island". You can take your honey there, go on the other side, dive in and lay out in relative privacy. Girls love this place and I love girls!

Thank dlamonde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a wonderful beach the locals love it . but we hate fighting the traffic on weekends . too many out of towners. many abuse the beach with drinking and rowdyness. wish they would patronize their own beaches .wish they would do more enforcing...More

Thank carribbean16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Harbor Beach has always been one of my favorite North Shore beaches. I love it that there is a small inlet that is shallow and calm - perfect for smaller children to wade in.

Thank artzero
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent at least two hours wandering the beach. Able to walk out to the island and enjoy the waves. Sunset is just spectacular

Thank Malcom71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very very expensive. We all split the cost so it was ok. Great beach and lots of sightseeing in the area. Went to Causeway restaurant afterward. Took in tho old man and the sea. Lots of history in Gloucester

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views.beach clean.great waves.lots of room a great experience so close to many attractions surf was good.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Good Harbor Beach in the late afternoon/early evening during the late Spring. The beach was smooth and clean, and there were few people visiting at that time. We hoped to be there during low tide, so that we could walk out to the...More

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Harbor Beach is a jewel. Nice sandy beach that has beautiful vistas. It's a great spot for families.

Thank 418spencerlee
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Andrew G
Can you grill on beach ?
20 August 2016|
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Response from roadscholar12 | Reviewed this property |
No you can't grill on the beach
Are there boogie boards for sale at Good Harbor?
28 July 2016|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any there for sale. There are minimal waves created by the boats going by
Helen L
What time is early to get there on the weekend to ensure parking? At what time does it really start to fill up?
20 July 2016|
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Response from Janine G | Reviewed this property |
If you are not a local, well before 10am on the weekends.