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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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Hours:
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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Best Beach on the North Shore of Massachusetts

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Gloucester, MA
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Gloucester, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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412 reviews 412 reviews
242 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
14 helpful votes 14 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

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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