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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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Crescent City, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Was my favorite beach growing up there. Nice sandy bottom and great waves. August and September are the warmest water months.

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Absolutely beautiful beach, clean, nice and sandy, great view. Water can be chilly since it's right on the ocean but it's not too bad. Reasonable amount of surf for this area. People get in some surfing early in the morning before the main crowd of swimmers arrives. Parking is a problem as it is at all local beaches. Parking in... More

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West Seneca, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When I saw this beach a few years ago, I knew it was the most beautiful place I've ever seen. My opinion hasn't changed. We just came from there again. The sand is pristine, thick, white, and clean. The water is clean and was calm. I have seen it was the waves have been crashing ashore and its even more... More

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Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We built sand castles, played in the water, walked to the island and hiked around, ate a picnic, flied kites, and kicked the soccer ball around. Our boogey boards got so much use in the water, they eventually bent in half! I suggest bringing your own picnic because the food is expensive and not nutritious, but the seagulls are courageous,... More

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Malden, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This beach is clean and has a beautiful view. It also has bathrooms and a concession stand. It was very close to Bass Rocks Ocean Inn but I also go to this beach on my own.

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Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went here with my husband and our two sons. We had a great time. I'm always a little concerned about safely when we go to the ocean, so I really appreciated seeing a meeting of lifeguards right before the beach opened. I asked one of the lifeguards a few questions, and he was patient and informative. We went to... More

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Western Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Can't use boards or flotation devices but otherwise great beach. Loved the lazy river, very relaxing. Can't wait till next year.

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Rochester, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I adored Good Harbor Beach. Although it is crowded and the seagulls are horrible scavengers, the beach itself is beautiful and well maintained. The slight waves made for some fun floating. At low tide you can walk to an island and if up to some boulder climbing, can get to some gorgeous panoramic views. The bathroom was accessable and the... More

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved loved loved this beach. White sandy beach. Gradual descend into the water which makes it kid friendly. Volley ball nets set up for people to enjoy. Two snack bars.

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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Loved the soft sand on this beach. We got lucky and had warm weather and relatively warm water. After visiting another beach that faced north we realized what a good choice Good Harbor Beach was as we did not have a chilly breeze coming off the water.

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