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Stage Fort Park and Beach

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Address: Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
Phone Number: 978-281-8865
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This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area...

This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.

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Very Nice even in January

park was extremely clean. Newer dog park and kids playground. Lots of places to explore. Will be back in warmer weather.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

park was extremely clean. Newer dog park and kids playground. Lots of places to explore. Will be back in warmer weather.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here every year for a fun family day. By family I mean everyone, Aunts, Unlces, cousins, nieces nephews. Friends that aren't family but really are family. By day I mean literally the whole day. The earliest people get there between 5 and 6 am and we usually hang around until well after sunset. Its got picnic tables set... More 

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Thank Nina P
Rutland, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice park to stroll through. Plenty off places for kids to play. Some rocks you can climb out on for some spectacular views

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Thank geo1437211
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

I love this park and live maybe 20 minutes away. At moment sea wall construction somewhat of a nuisance. However the views of Gloucester Harbor-ball fields-and benches overlooking harbor create quite an atmosphere. Also a small but Bermuda like beach great for small kids in the summer. Quite a special place any season. Combine with Good Harbor beach and Rockport.

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Colleyville, Texas
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98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Calm spot overlooking the waterfront. History abounds. Be sure to visit the visitor center here. Another plus are the available restrooms!

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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Delightful all year round ~ even better when I can take my dog on the beaches ~ magnificent views from most areas of the park ~ Enjoy!

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Wood-Ridge, NJ
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled upon this beach on our way from Manchester by the sea to Gloucester. Very large parking area. We heard that there is a farmers market on Thursday at 3pm (to 6pm) and will be back. Never saw a beach this rocky (size of your hand or larger ).

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Thank Denise W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A lovely park with terrific views of Gloucester Harbor. Since the tide was out, we were able to walk the beach and take in views of boating activities going on close by. Schooners, lobster boats, fishing trawlers and other vessels were coming and going. Large fields and historical markers added to the interest of the park. Visitor information station was... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is a nice family park with playground for children, some picnic benches, visitor center and basic restrooms. You can access a tiny beach. When we were there we saw a bus group of school children enjoying the park.

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Framingham, MA
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We stopped here on the way into Gloucester to go to the visitor center. The two ladies there were very helpful and knew everything about what we were interested in. They also gave us nice maps and brochures about the area. The visitor center was everything we wanted. The we went to the lower level to go to the bathrooms.... More 

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