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“nice beach and setting”
Review of Good Harbor Beach

Good Harbor Beach
Ranked #5 of 61 things to do in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
Reviewed 11 August 2007

We arrived later in the day around 2:30 and the fee was still $20 to park. No biggie though as this beach was worth the price. The water was clear and the not that cold, lots of people swimming on this warm August day. The waves were calm and the water was shallow a good ways out. Good scenery with the rocky coast and big houses in the distance. I liked the natural wading areas to the far right of the beach, perfect for little kids. One thing that surprised us was the trash that some left behind. People need to clean up after themselves. It wasn't everywhere, but noticeable.

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Reviewed 25 July 2007

The views are spectacular! The sand so soft and clean. There is a side cove where we were able to find crabs and minnows. Shallow enough at low tide to look for the "wildlife". Beautiful place!

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Reviewed 6 July 2007

Good Harbor Beach is the best beach in Massachusetts. It's clean, deep and wide, and the little island off-shore is accessible at low tide for wading and hiking adventures.

We stayed at Blue Shutters Inn right on Good Harbor Beach. They have rooms for as low as $60, which is only $30 more than the parking fee they charge at the beach entrance!

My family highly recommends Blue Shutters Inn AND Good Harbor Beach.

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Reviewed 10 July 2006

Nice beach with smooth white sand. I think it's one of the best relaxing beach in Mass. The water is quite cold even during summer time around mid July, but i enjoy laying on the beach than swimming in the water. The only down side is the restroom and wash up area will close around 6pm ... when they are still many people on the beach!

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Reviewed 17 April 2006

GOOD HARBOR IS THE BEST, it is consdierablly expensive to park, but i pay anyway because i love it there. If your looking for waves, you'll find them there. There is always a ton of people there during the summer. COnsession stand isnt anything fabulous so i suggest bringing lunch and lots of water. Walk to parking lot to beach is nothing. Go early in the morning or you wont get a spot...depends what kind of day it is. Umm...ive taken great walks on good harbor beach, good excersise. During off season sept-april i bring my dog and am always amazed to see how many other people bring their dogs also. Not rocky, soft sand, hermit crabs! no sharks haha watch out for us boogie boarders, you'll always see us in the water. After 4 surfers always show, lots of fun, COME ON DOWN!!

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