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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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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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Going to the beach in Gloucester

Beautiful Beautiful.... Great place to hike and go to the beach. So much history. Parking is not expensive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Jan M
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Beautiful.... Great place to hike and go to the beach. So much history. Parking is not expensive.

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I went there for The Waterfront Festival . The place was packed. The parking costs $15.00! I looked around. It didn't take long. It was sweltering hot! They had a good amount of booths. But, nothing I haven't seen before. They also, had a Classic Car show, which included a nice selection of cars. I was wondering where the beach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great place to let my two teenagers run around and explore after arriving in Gloucester. The staff in the Welcome Center could not have been nicer! Loved climbing up to the top of the large rock; amazing views. Just be careful with bare feet; we saw lots of broken glass around resulting in one cut foot.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The park itself is absolutely beautiful and in a truly great location. I'd give it a five + but for one issue. We attended a highly publicized festival on a recent Saturday. I have recently encountered a medical condition which qualified me for Handicapped Parking. Stage Fort Park is the first and only park I have encountered which charged full... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

While waiting for our whale watch we stopped off at Stage Fort Park and Beach. The welcome center has lots of local info and the people working there were very helpful. There is a great playground with lots of really cute playground equiptment that is perfect for the location... a boat and lighhouse to name a few. Perfect place to... More 

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The surrounding area is awesome, but the beach itself is small, cluttered with seawweed, etc., and full of rocks. Not enjoyable.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Awesome park with lots to do!! Beautiful beach in an awesome little cover that you'd imagine pirates burying treasure at! There are trails to walk and rocks to climb and a great playground for kids! Parking is a tad expensive at $15 a car but worth for long stays or you can park down the street and walk in for... More 

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Latham, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Excellent park. Playground, view, beach, short walking trails. Friendly staff to give history and area tips.

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Burnt Hills, New York
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This park is beautiful and has ample parking. We went to the first beach inside the park entrance. The view was nice but the beach is extremely small and was very very crowded. It was hard to enjoy with people stepping on you all the time. There is an awesome dog park just inside the entrance

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Worcester, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

The beach areas are very tiny and rocky. Lots of places to have a picnic and cookout though! Bathrooms were not clean at all.

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