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Good Harbor Beach

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This is one of my favorite spots in the Cape Ann region. This beach is gorgeous and perfect for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Nice beach

We enjoyed walking up and down the beach. It was off season but got to see some surfers and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Edward, New York
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
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99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of my favorite spots in the Cape Ann region. This beach is gorgeous and perfect for families/couples/friends, anyone! The rocky island off the shore just adds to the beauty and the length of the beach is perfect for taking a stroll or...More

Thank na0mip22
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach was nice and had public facilities. It isn't a walking beach. Mostly just for swimmers or surfing. The neighbors whose houses line the beach are not friendly to tourists. There are a number of signs telling people to keep off their rocks or...More

Thank LovinLife47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking up and down the beach. It was off season but got to see some surfers and sailboards. Met some nice people to chat with. Nice beach and across from our motel. Plan on returning same time next year.

Thank caraven2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The older I get the more I appreciate the beach and being able to go down to the water, no matter the season and just take it all in. This is my favorite non-summer beach. I love it in every other season when it's not...More

1  Thank quiet_wave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach for a not too long walk at the end of the day. Have to watch out for occasional broken glass (not beach glass).

Thank UncleHaha
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Great beach if you can get a parking space, fills up early. Facilities including a snack shop. Island swimming area to the left at low tide.

Thank ElaineL63Sunshine
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I visited Gloucester, MA, on vacation earlier this month. I went to good harbor beach and the water was so clean and clear. There are also some good sized waves

1  Thank heatherpI8220KN
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Unless you’re staying within walking distance, access to the beach is restricted to a paid parking lot at the rate of $25 on weekdays / $30 on weekends. Apparently the lots fill to capacity quickly too. As a recent visitor to the area who really...More

3  Thank Laura S
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite beach to visit on the North Shore. I tend to come here more off season, as parking is too expensive and beach gets too crowded in the summer. Good Harbor beach has soft sand, and is always extremely clean. In the...More

Thank MeganneM1
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

....and no working bathrooms (8/18). Only porta-potties. Which I would understand if they didn’t charge $30 to park. But you get a gorgeous beach. When wind is from the south the water is pretty comfortable. Nice waves, and flats that extend to an island at...More

2  Thank HandAM2
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August 4, 2018|
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Response from Belmontcouple | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure; I believe you need a parking sticker or you need to pay @25.00-30.00 per vehicle and parking is limited so you need to get there early. I was able to go as I stayed at a hotel about a 15 minute walk to this... More
July 26, 2018|
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Response from RodolfoTVA | Reviewed this property |
At good harbor no, but there is a spot in half moon, not high but you can have fun.