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Address: Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-281-9790
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Picnicking
Description: This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a...
This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
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Nice beach- WATCH OUT FOR ANIMAL CONTROL

They hand out tickets for rules that are not posted at the beach. very nasty woman. Make sure you check out the animal laws for the beach online and have your dog on a leash NO... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
meaghan k
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Binghamton, New York
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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

They hand out tickets for rules that are not posted at the beach. very nasty woman. Make sure you check out the animal laws for the beach online and have your dog on a leash NO longer than 6ft at all times.

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Rockville, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Little Good Harbor Beach, near the border between Gloucester and Rockport, Mass., is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen, including many outstanding beaches in the tropics. It's a perfect blend of natural scenery and human habitation, with it's outstanding landmark the Birdseye Mansion perched on top of the magnificent Bass Rocks. A winding, rocky stream empties on... More 

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boston ma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good Harbor beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to! The cold Atlantic water was so refreshing on a hot summer day. The water is clear enough to see your feet from the waist down. Waves were smooth and rolling without much undertow. Great for all ages. You have a view of Thatcher Island with... More 

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Chicago
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10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My Chicago dog has been having the time of her life running free on this incredible long stretch of beautiful beach. It is like nothing you have ever seen. Sadly, they now only allow dogs to be off leash on even days of the week (since January) and only during the months off season. But, it is fantastic and I... More 

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Gloucester, MA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As far as New England beaches go, Good Harbor is hard to beat. The sand is great and the wave action is mild. The gentle slope of the beach makes it very kid safe. There's a snack bar on the beach that is reasonably priced. At the northern end there's also another snack bar so there are 2 food options.... More 

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Tempe
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43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I love this beach! The beach is really wide and the sand is soft and white. What a surprise for a New England beach. I've been here twice and it was in November so I don't know what the water is like. At least there was plenty of parking!

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a beautiful beach all year round! Of course in the summer it's perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and "riding the creek." Time your visit when the tide is rapidly going in or out and use your boogie board to ride the current under the footbridge. When the tide is fully out, a land bridge appears in front of Salt... More 

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This should be called GREAT Harbor Beach. It's ever so pretty, especially if you're staying at the Vista for three nights and watching the moonlight reflected on the sea from your balcony terrace with a glass of wine in your hand. In May the weather was divine but the beach was never crowded.

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Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I am not a beach person, but everyone in my family loves it here. Parking costs, but views are great.

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dc
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Too crowded in season, unless you like the summer beach scene, in which case it will be perfect for you. But you can walk out to Salt Island at low tide, and see the twin lighthouses of Thacher island from the beach, and if you go in the off season it is a nice long beach on which to have... More 

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