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Good Harbor Beach

99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Definitely a popular beach for surfing, but bring sun protection!

Visited in May and there were lots of surfers braving the cold water! There is lots of parking... read more

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PabloYYZ
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Toronto, Canada
Beautiful but be prepared

Very nice beach, great location, but.....be prepared to pay up to $30 to park to visit unless you... read more

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447charlenes
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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"
in 28 reviews
"twin lighthouses"
in 13 reviews
"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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Reviewed yesterday

Visited in May and there were lots of surfers braving the cold water! There is lots of parking, but it probably fills up very quickly on summer weekends. When we visited it was very quiet - primarily used by surfers and dog walkers. Boardwalks to...More

Thank PabloYYZ
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice beach, great location, but.....be prepared to pay up to $30 to park to visit unless you have a beach permit, and be prepared to deal with crowds of people. We like to go for a walk on the beach for an hour or...More

1  Thank 447charlenes
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful beach located just outside of downtown Gloucester. A large parking lot is on site as well as restrooms and snack bar. A foot bridge connects to local streets. The tides are fun to watch as fresh water backs up and floods...More

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Reviewed 1 week 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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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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