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Good Harbor Beach

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Address: Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-281-9790
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a...

This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.

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Awesome waves!

Love this beach! Parking is the only problem....if you are going to go get there really early. Weekdays are less crowded. When tide is high not much space on beach. Friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kate59679
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Babcock, Wisconsin
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Babcock, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this beach! Parking is the only problem....if you are going to go get there really early. Weekdays are less crowded. When tide is high not much space on beach. Friendly Glosta folks. They do have bathrooms, a few outdoor showers to rinse off, & a concessions stand. Not sure how the food is there but I'd recommend going to... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good Harbor Beach is and always has been a favorite place of mine. It's quite picturesque with prominent rocky promontories, Salt Island just seemingly a stone's throw out to sea and the Twin Lights off in the far distance. The sand is high quality, and what really makes the place special is the vast expanse of dark sand at low... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our 18 mo daughter had so much fun here because when the tide is out there are a lot of small pools for kids to play in - also the water heats up in those pools so it is nice and warm. Parking is hard around here (at least on the day we were there - it was expensive and... More 

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Thank LavenderLemon
Massachusetts
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

White, soft, clean sand. The water is clean and have and some strong awesome waves... Bring boogie boards and have fun in the surf. The side by the bridge is where the bigger waves are or If you're interested in surfing this is the spot to test it out. There's a snack bar and they have pizza burgers drinks etc.... More 

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Thank debduca2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good Harbor Beach has an amazing view of the twin lighthouses on Thatcher Island. It is in a slight cove which makes the water a tad bit warmer. It has good waves for body surfing or boarding. My favorite is right after high tide; there is a swimming channel where you get in at one end and you ride the... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are fortunate to live across the street from good harbor beach. June through August are backed with families, friends, and couples from all walks off live here to cherish the sand, sun, surf, and tranquility of the beach. Best to get here before 9:30 if you are not a resident on those best beach days or you won't get... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this beach b/c it is clean and no rocks to step on in the water. Family-friendly. Don't feed the seagulls b /c they won't ever leave you alone. We saw a few people get almost attacked by huge flocks after feeding one.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enough "surf" for surfers to show up (but not between 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. usually!), but gentle enough for tots to play in the surf. Lots of room for playing ball--often volleyball games happening. The beach faces Southeast, which makes it a great place to watch sunrise directly, as it comes up over the far lefthand end of the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was alright, a little noisy for my personal liking but you can't have it all. Would go back again if the chance arose . Well done

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Thank discoqueen2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to good harbor beach every summer ! It is a beautiful beach with lots of room, never too crazy and crowded . My son loves to hunt crabs and boogie board for hours.

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