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Stage Fort Park and Beach

Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Farmer's Market was great complete with live music and masseuse and tarot reader, but we stayed longer because of the lovely views of the harbor and the ocean. There is a massive rock with stairs so you can climb to the top to get...More

Thank kathyandalan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a brief stop here, looking for interesting rocks on the rocky shore. Fun to climb the rock steps to the top of the large boulder for a beautiful view of Gloucester!

Thank Gagens
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice spot to sit and enjoy your surroundings and a view of the ocean. We also enjoyed the Waterfront Festival and the Farmer's Market that took place at the park. However, the parking fee is a little steep.

Thank LuckyMesaAZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How fortunate Gloucester is to have a park right on the water. I always try to visualize the early settlers as they dried their "catch" on the racks set up around in stages in the Stage Fort Park. The view on a nice dry day...More

Thank nanagrace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a favorite. The views are beautiful and the small beach is great for hunting for sea glass. Don't miss the cannons and find your way on top of the large boulders. The dog park is a great feature also.

Thank Perry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Tuesday after Labor Day. There was no parking fee but the normally $10 fee is well worth it. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. There are public restrooms as well as foot showers near the beach. A lot of space,...More

Thank maria b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park initially may appear small, however it has much to offer. There are coastal walking trails ( that connect to the Fisherman's Memorial Monument) , beach, large granite rock outcroppings, and spectacular views. Reasonable parking fees, with attendants, as well as a visitors center...More

Thank Walter E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the water festival taking place here. We parked away from this venue as it was very busy. The event hosted a display of old cars which were interesting. There was also a range of stalls with home made jewellery and art work and...More

Thank TheWoods04
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Primarily a crafts fair every summer for 2 days, but also many food booths and bouncy houses, bungee jumping, etc for the kids. Lots of great craft booths, lovely to walk around in this beautiful setting right on the ocean. If you can't park free...More

Thank lexmiller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday with a friend who needs shade. Gentle waves and lifeguards would make this a wonderful beach for kids. Some parts are sandy and others are rocky. There are tide pools at low tide. Water was clear but they was some floating seaweed. I...More

Thank schultse
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Sarah W
23 July 2017|
Response from Pierre L | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available at $10 per vehicle on weekdays and $15 on weekends and holidays. There is also a dog park located in the parking lot of Stage Fort Park - for information please visit Gloucester Dog Park's website.
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Response from critic49 | Reviewed this property |
I have never noticed a gas grille at the park. I would think a gas grille is more practical and safer than charcoal. They have receptacles for the hot charcoals for your conveyance. If you want to make sure then I would... More