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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful park and walking trails. Beautiful water views. It was so nice to see large extended families with several generations, set up at picnic tables, grilling food. The beach was really lovely although we did not swim. There's a terrific ice cream stand set back...More

Thank southendgirlfriend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park offers magnificent views of the bay, beautiful Gloucester and the Atlantic.There is a neat fenced path that rises along the bay side from the boardwalk to a small beach and picnic areas, open fields and a visitor center WITH restrooms and lovely playground,...More

Thank tikkitikkitembo
Reviewed 7 January 2018

This park is a pleasant place to spend a few hours. Its location by the sea is ideal for swimming and sunning, and it offers lovely views. The gazebo is often used for wedding vows--understandably so. There's a pleasant visitors' center, which offers lots of...More

Thank marianc95
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I love to visit Stage Fort Park! Not only is it beautiful with gorgeous views of the harbor, but it has a dog park and historic markers. There is a swimming beach and picnic areas. There is also an ice cream stand called the Cupboard...More

Thank Betsy K
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Living in Gloucester we take this park for granted. It is so beautiful. The addition of the Boulevard improvement has even made the park better!

Thank carolyn b
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This park has it all...nature trails, playgrounds, ball park, gazebo, picnic areas, beautiful coastline, Half Moon Beach, Massachusetts Bay Colony marker, stunning granite boulders everywhere. Don't miss this park.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is an attractive beach on the edge of the town. The views from the beach, across the bay to the town, are good, and there are plenty of rock pools etc to be explored.

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 22 September 2017

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 22 September 2017 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 13 September 2017

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
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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