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Good Harbor Beach

Address: Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-281-9790
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Ranked #4 of 34 Activities in Gloucester
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester...
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Activities: Picnicking
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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240 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Gloucester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The pristine beach literally has no undertow and it great for swimming and families. At low tide you can follow a wide, hidden sand bar, exposed only at low tide, which you can follow and discover a beautiful little island. Look down along the way and you will see lots of little hermit crabs, sometimes even baby lobsters (illegal to... More 

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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A lovely beach with fabulous views of cliffs and off-shore islands. Like most of the beaches in the area, there is a lot more mud than sand.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Love this place. Never have the need to travel to another beach. Dog friendly on off season. Parking a bit expensive but worth it even if you're not spending the whole day.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a great beach for children. There was a pool of water near the entrance to the beach where many children played in the shallow water.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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97 reviews 97 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This picture perfect north-shore beach is framed on one side by a pretty island and the other with a peninsula with beautiful homes. We visited on an unusually warm day in late September and arrived before 10 a.m. When we left around 2 p.m., the parking lot was completely full. We have attempted to get into this beach in prime... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Water was still warm to swim in September, fun watching the tide come in and finding lots of critters. The waves were beautiful as are the homes on the rocks. Very scenic. There needs to be more garbage facilities as teens left a lot of garbage on the beach!

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