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Plum Cove Beach

Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Gloucester
Type: Beaches
Description: One of the better small Gloucester beaches.
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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 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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370 reviews 370 reviews
54 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Northampton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Great place to watch the sunset, kid friendly and clean.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

This tiny, picturesque beach is for Gloucester residents. It has an amazing tide height and changes dramatically at low tide. It is a great place for little kids and strollers, parking is on street or across street and at low tide it's a great place to search for sea glass.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Plum Cove is a small beach with a few too many pebbles underfoot. However, it's small enough (like a little inlet) to supervise children without those moments of panic. The views across Ipswich Bay are fantastic. My niece & nephew enjoyed exploring here so much, among the rocks, that they'd request it over Good Harbor or Wingaersheek, two mammoth Gloucester... More

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