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Good Harbor Beach

Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-9790
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Ranked #2 of 26 attractions in Gloucester
Type: Beaches
Activities: Picnicking
Traveler Description: Good Harbor Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the north shore and has a large expanse of groomed sand and clean water.  Somehow the water... more »
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful clean soft sand and family friendly Good Harbor Beach ranks up there in my book! We have been going there for the past 7yrs. Restrooms were very clean and the snack bar sells everything from soup to nuts! Literally. One of the days was a little chilly and they even sold hot chocolate.

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Boston, MA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I thought the price to park was not worth it and the beach has to much seaweed for me! However there is a cool bridge you can walk on and benches along the road you can sit down and cool down by the bridge.

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Scenic beach. Offers bathrooms, snack bar, life guards. A bit too much sea weed, but nice just the same.

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long island ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Parking $20.00 for a day but 1.2 off with hotel....$10.00 after 3pm and free after 5pm. Beautiful sunsets..bring chairs and towels.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

i guess perhaps i'm antisocial but i prefer to go in the evenings when there are fewer people around. i enjoy the solitude rather than fighting the masses for parking and walking on the beach.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Not so good for surf or swimmers; very wide and shallow beach. Real swimmers know what this means. Great for kids though

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New York City, New York
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181 attraction reviews
1,558 helpful votes 1,558 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Good Harbor beach is one of the best beaches I have been to. The beach area is quite large with an extensive area of compressed sand making walking very comfortable. At low tide there is a sand bar leading to a rocky island. The sand is soft and the beach is clean. You can walk out quite far in the... More

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Ticonderoga, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Super easy to find! Good, clean beach with beautiful views. Not super busy, we arrived after 6pm. Water was wonderful and the kids really enjoyed it! Great boardwalk to the beach makes it easier to get to.

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Bennington, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The beach sand will burn your feet but the water will freeze them a minute later. Quite crowded in parts but did get a parking place even arriving late in the morning on a weekday. The area to the right facing the ocean is more secluded and less packed with beach goers.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

No charge to park when we arrived at 6pm, beach is open till 8. It was low tide and there were plenty of nice shells. Good side beach we will visit for a day time swim soon. and the water was perfect.

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