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Good Harbor Beach

Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-9790
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Ranked #2 of 25 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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Rochester, NH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

nice and clean and within walking distance from inn. There is a bridge to walk over from the street to the sand.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great waves with smaller waves to the right in the out let for children and you can walk out to an island during low tide.

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Bellefonte
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Good Harbor Beach is beautiful. One of the nicest, cleanest beaches in the north. It's great for families. It is very large and has plenty of room for everyone. People were throwing frisbees, playing catch, flying kites, and building sandcastles, of course. It's long for a nice walk and had great waves for the kids to jump in. There is... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What a lovely beach. We went on a Wednesday and it was crowded. The hotel we were staying at provided a voucher for half off Parking - we paid $10. The beach charges per car. There are bathrooms and 2 snack huts that appeared to always be busy. The beach is very clean and the patrons are respectful. The water... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Pristine sand. Great waves! Love the water. If you like Ogunquit, Maine, you'll Good Harbor Beach. Bring your camera.

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N. Reading, MA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I love this clean quiet beach . At low tide there is an island you can walk to and hike a little clean beach , clean bathrooms , outside showers, concession stand great for families

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of the nicest beaches we have ever been on. Everything is nice & clean here. I am so thankful for so many non smokers because there is nothing worse than walking on the sand with numerous cigarette butts all around you. We love this beach & have been here twice. We will return again & again as... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Clean, great surf. The creek is warm at high tide. Water warms up in July and August. I can walk to it from my childhood home. Parking lot fills quickly on weekends. Don't park illegally. You will ticketed and towed...At low tide, you can walk out to a small island, Salt Island.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a beautiful beach that has it all. It may be one of the smallest beaches around, but it is very scenic. If you have been to Crane beach, this beach is similar to thst but much smaller version in everything (including beach amenities such as bathrooms, and showers). The water can be a little cold in the days... More

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place. Clean beach, great water! Nice local beach on the North Shore. Parking fills up FAST. Get there by 9AM parking is limited. Well worth getting there early:)

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