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Address: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA 01930

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Beautiful Little Beach

This was a beautiful little beach area in the center of the town of Gloucester, MA. I would love to have gone swimming but it wasn't warm enough yet for that. It's worth a visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Gloucester
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Hard to get down to. When I was able to walk down I found it quite dirty. I hope someone has been able to get it in order. It lives up to its name as the rocks do form a half moon

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a beautiful little beach area in the center of the town of Gloucester, MA. I would love to have gone swimming but it wasn't warm enough yet for that. It's worth a visit just to see it and it's perfect for photo's too.

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Richmondville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's a beautiful little beach, but can get crowded. Normally, people head to Long Beach on the other side though. There is a lifeguard on duty, which is nice. I attached a picture because it really is a nice little cove tucked away from everything. There are bathrooms and other amenities (like a visitor's center) at the park itself, but... More 

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cape ann massachusetts
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

good place to see harbor of goucester from a hidden but different vantage pint espeically the day of the cape ann farmers market also a good pace to do a class in yoga or a private 'selfie' yoga practice !!!

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North Olmsted, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is one of the few beaches where you can find free parking relatively close. A family beach, not very wide so if you hate crowds and don't want to walk forever, this is perfect. There are plenty of small shells and beach glass.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This beach is small but framed by giant rock outcrops. My sister-in-law is a swimmer and she absolutely loved it. Very pretty.

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New Castle, PA
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86 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped here. Paid $10 for parking and they weren't collecting when we left (which was less than an hour later). Beach was too rocky for us to enjoy and smelled a little funny. My daughter played at the playground a little bit before we left.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I unfortunately hit traffic coming from western mass. but this beach was almost empty when we arrived and since it was around 4:30, there was no charge for parking. The bathrooms close at 5:45 p.m. so be aware of that. It is beautiful here, the sand is soft, and the cove is picturesque. Also a nice playground... More 

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Winchester, MA
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great LITTLE beach; great value. Parking is $10-15 vs. $25 at the more popular spots. Decent bathrooms, playground, gentle waves as it's Gloucester Harbor. My daughter loves it. Feels great to turn right to Fort Stage, when all the traffic is turning left for Good Harbor.

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

A must! Beautiful quiet, secluded! Definitely check it out Very scenic. Bring a picnic, water is clean

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Address: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA 01930
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester

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