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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the...
This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
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Breathtaking views

This is an amazing park. Tons of parking and the most friendly people. The person that met us at the gate was so nice! There are baseball fields and basketball court and a dog... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Meriden, New Hampshire
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Meriden, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing park. Tons of parking and the most friendly people. The person that met us at the gate was so nice! There are baseball fields and basketball court and a dog agility park. Tons of cute little places to sit along the cliffs and places to have picnics. There is a tiny beach tucked into the cliffs.... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Park has everything necessary for a wonderful stay including picnic areas for families; play areas for kids, walking trails, huge bolder with paths for a better view of the ocean; bathroom facilities and a small beach area. Get their early during tourist season and plan on spending the day.

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Hanover, Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The first place to stop when visiting Gloucester is the Visitor Center at Stage Fort Park. Parking is free for 20 minutes. There are friendly senior citizens at the Visitor Center to answer questions and help plan your visit to the Gloucester area. Rest rooms are also available, and there are numerous trails to take if you want to explore... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were driving south on Rt. 127 and saw signs for the Park and decided to see what this was all about. It was later in the afternoon so we didn't have to pay the nominal admittance fee. We went up to the information desk and was assisted by two very warm and kindly ladies. We wandered about the park's... More 

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New Jersey
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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This park is the first stop on the way into Gloucester, and its visitor center is staffed by mellow seniors who are most helpful about your visit to Cape Ann. Lots of history happened around the huge old stones of this park, which has been updated nicely with beach and restroom facilities. The views are beautiful. If you are just... More 

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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Not fancy but close to Fisherman's Memorial and the views and walking are worth a visit. The other beaches in Gloucester are more suitable for families.

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Everett, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love, love it here. Perfect little beaches for a dip in the ocean or searching for crabs. Great Playground for the kids. My kids loved the old sea saw and slide. Great area to run, fly kites or play ball. A nice little shack to buy food from, we also hiked up some of the rocks and had fantastic views.... More 

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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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I cannot give a fair review of this park and beach, as we did not stay. There are better local free beaches at which we chose to spend our time.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is such a beautiful park. I wish that I lived here so I can go to this park everyday. Spectacular views everywhere and a lot of room to play.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great park, with a playground for the small one, tennis, baseball, 2 beaches, plenty of area for grills and picnics, ice cream stand and take out food restaurant.

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Additional Information about Stage Fort Park and Beach

Address: Address: Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
Phone Number: 978-281-8865
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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