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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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Reviewed yesterday

We love climbing on the rocks, sitting on the benches, searching for sea glass on the beach...wonderful place to spend a few hours on a nice day!

Thank mjbslb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely grounds for beaching, walking and exploring the coastline. Bring a picnic and enjoy the time to relax in the sun or shade.

Thank Victor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent the day in Gloucester and made this our stop for our picnic. I am so glad we did! It was a fantastic spot! The views are amazing and there are endless spots for picnics, hiking, a small but gorgeous beach,...More

Thank 718tara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many attractive features within this park. Probably my fave spot is this rocky ledge that overlooks a small protected sandy beach below. Not crazy about the steep parking price though.

Thank sam t
Reviewed 24 May 2017

One of the prettiest spots in Gloucester. Plenty of places to pinic. PLaygroud for the little ones, walk the beautiful boulevard. There is also a dog park. I am so lucky to call Gloucester home but I know you would love it as well.

Thank Flipflop54
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped here on my way into Gloucester and really enjoyed the park. There is a fascinating fort built into the rocks overlooking the harbor and a small but picturesque beach. It is worth a visit to enjoy the fort and views.

Thank Geof J
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This Park is located just outside Gloucester Harbor with views of the Harbor Easton Point Light and sometimes Boston in the distance, a good place to have a cookout or just to stay at the beach a little bit for all and a good placeto...More

1  Thank bubbia1
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This park is walkable from downtown Gloucester. There is a fine playground, dog park, picnic tables with an adjacent sandy beach, volleyball area, baseball diamond and a short walk further are an old cannon emplacement and a vest pocket beach. Great views abound. Parking along...More

Thank CoastalTraveler_11
Reviewed 12 October 2016

While on a road trip to the throughout the Boston area, we came upon this wonderful park. we only stopped at first to stretch our legs...and ended up spending two hours here. We ate a picnic lunch overlooking Half Moon Beach. There were some children...More

Thank beachbums606
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great place for a walk, a BBQ, or just to relax. Beautiful view. Nice Gazebo with ocean view that can be rented for a couple hours from the town for Wedding ceremonies.

Thank Jodi L
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Can you bring a portable grill and cook in stage fort park in gloucester?
7 July 2015|
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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