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Address: Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-281-9790
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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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good harbor beach was a personal find.

good harbour beach is minutes from the bass rocks ocean inn and is friendly, clean, and beautiful. its snack bar has lobster rolls!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The weather was perfect, and not too blistering hot; and the water is lovely - particularly if you have small children because it is gentle and a small pool forms upon low tide. It's also interesting to dig for critters in the sand. But, the beach is filthy. Litter and debris everywhere. Seagulls scavenging for things they've pilfered from beach... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

good harbour beach is minutes from the bass rocks ocean inn and is friendly, clean, and beautiful. its snack bar has lobster rolls!

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Tucson, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely beach. Great views, lovely water, nearby facilities and good parking all made for a wonderful day!

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Concord, New Hampshire
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The beach was spotless, the water was clear and warm. The concession stand food was really good. I loved my salad with grilled chicken.

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a beautiful beach on the north shore. Soft sand on the beach up to the high water line when the sand turns to the firmer walking sand. There are two concession stands offering lunch and snacks. The main stand offers restrooms. There is a large parking lot but on weekends it fills up fast. For the adventuress people... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Beautiful beach. Ample waves in high tide. Clean, soft sand. Really liked it. We went in the evening and there was plenty of room and fairly quiet. No lifeguards on at that time, but very peaceful.

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detroit
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beach is big quite a walk to get to water. Not beaches fault but the water was 55 degrees. Good for Frisbee. Party of college kids drinking and swearing loudly close to big family group with little kids. Kind of interesting.

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Stoughton, Massachusetts, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Just liked the part of the beach near the over walk, shallow, and fun for kids, some waves for boggie boards. water was actually warm, usually Gloucester is known for cold water beaches, not so!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Go during the week if you can. Estimated 2,000 people on weekend. Almost private beach during week. Clean, sandy beach - good place to walk or just sit. Restrooms and snack bar. Pay for parking.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Parking cheep and easy public bathroom tons of shells island is off the coast high tide there is almost no sand at low tide you can almost swim to island

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Additional Information about Good Harbor Beach

Address: Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-281-9790
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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