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Good Harbor Beach

Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790
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The most beautiful, relaxing, peaceful beach!! The sunrises are breathtaking. The beach is clean... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beth J
via mobile
Best beach on the East Coast

The beach itself is pristine, couldn't be better or cleaner. The bathrooms and parking area need... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The most beautiful, relaxing, peaceful beach!! The sunrises are breathtaking. The beach is clean... unpolluted. Just a wonderful place to be!!

Thank Beth J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach itself is pristine, couldn't be better or cleaner. The bathrooms and parking area need updating, and you'd at $25 a car to park they'd be in great condition!

Thank Local01930
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many approaches make the wide beach and its dunes such a confluence of bathers/walkers/surfers with best view out to Atlantic Ocean and islands beyond

Thank Robb C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunninly beautiful, spacious beach goes on for miles, with great surf, a calmer kiddie pondish area and bathrooms and showers. Close to beach food and ice cream if the food stand is closed. Parking can fill early in the day. A fantastic beach day slounge...More

Thank JamyMadeja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Harbor Beach is one of the prettiest beaches in New England. We asked a local lady in Rockport where to spend the day and are so happy she told about this great find. It was a beautiful sunny late-April day; we packed a picnic...More

Thank 120Inge120
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank digitalcamera
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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!...More

Thank Topography_Traveler
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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 .

1  Thank Sara B
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...More

1  Thank Vicki G
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...More

1  Thank Seasonal_Newbie-2016
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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.