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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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Great waves

Good harbor has great waves, perfect for boogie boards. The water may be a little rough for younger children but if you go to the bridge where the river flows in, it is better for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
happyhiker63nh
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Campton, New Hampshire

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Campton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good harbor has great waves, perfect for boogie boards. The water may be a little rough for younger children but if you go to the bridge where the river flows in, it is better for small children.

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Albany, New York
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic beach in Gloucester. The sand is clean and shell-free. Beach is very wide, even more so when the tide is out - so you don't feel crowded. Most of the time there is a nice breeze which prevents one from overbaking or oversweating, There are bathroom and shower facilities, along with a food counter serving items... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expect to get there early as parking is limited and you'll pay $30. Once on the beach you can expect to find it clean. The water is clear and not as cold as other beaches I have found. A snack shack is there but it is expensive. There are rocks and tide pools along the sides where the kids had... More 

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3 Thank Michelle M
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this area every year...both summer and fall...it is a lot of fun...Good Harbor beach has a view of Thatcher Island twin light houses which we love...

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lawton ok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love good harbor! And so do many others! You have to get up early to get parking. If you don't you might not get a spot and the beach is well worth it. Going on a weekday around 2-3pm might get you a spot. They sell food and beach toys at the beach but the Shaws has all the... More 

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3 Thank Britt1025
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice, large beach. Beautiful scenery and love that you can walk to Salt Island! Something for everyone!

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N. Reading, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful small safe beach. Showers , clean bathrooms , snack bar. Lifeguards. The only drawback is high price parking. The parking fills up early.

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

great clean beach but parking is horrendous and expensive at $30. go early. sand was soft. public restrooms around. great scenery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice clean beach with great waves. Parking is $25 any day which sucks but it's worth it. I couldn't really find anything bad about it.

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Troy, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hubby brought me a lobster roll with pickles from the beach grille at Good Harbor Beach; deliciciously seasoned, fresh and tasty!

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