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Good Harbor Beach

99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Spring walk on the beach!

I walked on the beach on a warm spring afternoon. This was before the summer crowds appeared. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Betsy K
via mobile
Great beach

Nice beach with a smaller parking lot. We visited on a day that was not super warm, it appeared to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gloryjoey
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Richmond, Virginia
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salt island” (40 reviews)
“low tide” (88 reviews)
“snack bar” (59 reviews)
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99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
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"salt island"
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"low tide"
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"snack bar"
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"great waves"
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"soft sand"
in 29 reviews
"north shore"
in 38 reviews
"off season"
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"twin lighthouses"
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"boogie boards"
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"thatcher island"
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"concession stand"
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"small island"
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"dogs are allowed"
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"parking spot"
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"parking lot"
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"non residents"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I walked on the beach on a warm spring afternoon. This was before the summer crowds appeared. The beach is beautiful with flat Sandy Beach and panaramic views!!

Thank Betsy K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice beach with a smaller parking lot. We visited on a day that was not super warm, it appeared to have a lot of locals visiting. It is clean and has lifeguards. There is also a snack shack with bathrooms (port a potties) and showers...More

1  Thank gloryjoey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the sun rise, bring your lounge chair and sit and relax while the cool breeze takes you back in time. You can easily walk along the water at low tide. Always being my favorite beach when in...More

1  Thank quebec2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Harbor has limited parking which means the beach doesn't get overcrowded. The sand is nice, you can dig your feet in the sand and feel the stress go away. Nice waves and a full service snack bar! Come early or you won't get parking!

1  Thank JmGBoston
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Had a nice swim here even in April, Yes the water was cold but no problem parking this time of year!

1  Thank Glenn P
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Good Harbor Beach is an absolutely beautiful place to visit. Stunning vista and lots to see on the beach - tidal pools, etc. Fun place to bring little, curious kids to also.

1  Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

I always enjoy my trips to Good Harbor Beach! There are really only two good beaches in Gloucester, Long Beach and Good Harbor Beach. Always fairly clean and they have restrooms and a snack bar.

1  Thank gljohnsonjr
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

We love this beach. It has a tidal pool, nice white sand, a pretty view and friendly people. We walked back and forth and so did not deal with the parking fee. We have been coming for years and expect to come many more.

3  Thank Glenkare
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

One of the best beaches in the north east area. Clean white sand with a view of ten pound island and the twin light lighthouses. There is always a surf on Good Harbor. Water is usually a bit cold, but warms up in August. There...More

1  Thank Joanne J
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

this is one of the best beaches i have ever been to, and i have been to a lot of beaches.It has two places to eat and rest rooms.

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Angela F
June 3, 2018|
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Response from quebec2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know we walked to the beach
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ecad0tte
February 13, 2018|
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Response from sjc2150 | Reviewed this property |
Only during off season
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