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Address: Gloucester, MA
Description: One of the better small Gloucester beaches.

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Clean and Peaceful

I was born in Gloucester and now in my 40's I visited Plum Cove for the first time. Beautiful beach. Clean and calm water, I could almost fall asleep floating...

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2014
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This beach offers beautiful sunsets! On a nice day you can see all the way to Maine! However the beach itself is "pebble" sand and is tough on the feet. Water shoes are strongly recommended. Most parking is for residents. There are very few public spaces.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was born in Gloucester and now in my 40's I visited Plum Cove for the first time. Beautiful beach. Clean and calm water, I could almost fall asleep floating...

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Rocklin, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a nice little beach.. It was very quiet and there were not too many people. I was there on Labor Day and it was still un crowded.

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HdeG, Maryland
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Quiet, serene, beautiful. This is the place to watch the sunset when visiting Cape Ann. A beautiful little cove, bordered by granite shores on each side - with a sandy beach in between - a perfect setting for your Cape Ann sunset pictures. Bring a bottle of wine, a couple beach chairs and sit back and enjoy the experience -... More 

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Odessa, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There isn't much parking but we stayed within walking distance. It was not crowded at all. It seems that is was not well known as the other beaches so its a nice place to spend a quiet afternoon.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Small cove, not crowded. Visited here because my wife's family used to vacation here in the summer when they were kids. The cousins met us and we visited the old cottage on Rowley Shore drive (still there) and took pix on the rocks in Plum Cove to compare to pix from 40-50 years ago.

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Gloucester
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Plum Cove Beach is a little beach with a cove which is ideal for small children as you can never lose sight of them and the waters are very calm and safe. At dusk, the sunsets are absolutely beautiful and it's a great time for couples to sit quietly and absorb the unbelievable colors. The one thing you should know... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

This is a gorgeous beach that is tiny but a gem. The water is refreshingly brisk, and filled with sea life. I've found crabs, lobsters, hermit crabs, and even fish swimming by the shoreline here. The parking is resident only though I don't think that's enforced later in the day. I've seen lifeguards on weekends, but sometimes there are none... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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393 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Plum Cove Beach is not as big as the other touristy Gloucester beaches, but in many respects it's better. When I visit, I try to get there early because while it's not well known amongst tourists that flock to the city during the summer, it is well known to locals and tends to fill up. Plus there is limited parking... More 

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West Chester, PA
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129 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Wow this is such a beautiful beach. Surrounded everywhere with views of rocks, ocean and sky. Lifeguard in summer. Late kayaking here too. The most amazing sunsets can be viewed here while enjoying dinner.

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Address: Address: Gloucester, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester

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