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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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Hartford, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 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 86 reviews
61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 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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Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I love this beach. It's a small beach located behind the Information center. The sand has very interesting color. You don't need to go especialy for the beach, you can take the kids to the playground, take a small hike on the rocks nearby or just enjoy the views from the fort, where the cannons are located. This is a... More 

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

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