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Good Harbor Beach

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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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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 in the usa

This is the best beach we have ever found. Great for the kids because of the tidal stream and the long shallow water line. Carry in carry out policy means a clean beach!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is the best beach we have ever found. Great for the kids because of the tidal stream and the long shallow water line. Carry in carry out policy means a clean beach!

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Meriden, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Sat at this beach watching greasey pole. Lots of fun. Nice good size beach. I wish we had our chairs to sit out longer. We didn't go in the water but the beach was nice and sandy.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good Harbor Beach is our favorite because it's easy to walk across the footbridge from Atlantic Road where we stay. There's an island you can walk out to on a sandbar at low tide. It's a family beach, and and wonderful to stroll along the surf or read under the umbrella. Parking is $25 on the weekend and it fills... More 

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is arguably the best beach in Gloucester for public enjoyment. A large parking lot is available and even though it can be a bit pricey, if you spend the day, it's worth it! On holiday weekends, arrive early to avoid the traffic and get in the lot. It fills up,quickly. There is a snack bar on premises and there's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have going here my whole life and there is simply no other beach quite like it. Clean, picturesque - on perfect days you can body surf forever and then settle in with a good book until sunset.

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Richmondville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Truly one of my favorite beaches. If you go in those off times, you're not killed by tourists and the locals show up at nightfall digging for clams and then surfers who leave when there's no light left to guide their way. Great for families, kids, couples. Super clean and remote. Easy to find. Lots of parking. The house that... More 

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Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Parking was free when we were there but after Memorial Day there is a fee. Fairly clean beach with a small, ( I'll call it a creek even tho I know it's not the right word) creek running along side the cliffs. A lot of family's with small children playing and swimming in that area. Nice place to spend a... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Beautiful clean beach. Parking was difficult with a disabled child... long long walks. But overall was a lovely experience. Tons of room for everyone.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is one of the most fantastic beaches on Cape Ann. Off season a great place to walk your dogs, just be sure to clean up after them.

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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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