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Good Harbor Beach

Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790
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The best beach on Cape Ann

You can't beat Good Harbor beach for an overall summer experience. The water is pristine clean... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Vicki G
Rockport, Massachusetts
Good harbor beach - best beach in town

I am a local and this is my favorite beach. It has a parking lot and locals can park there with a... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salt island” (38 reviews)
“low tide” (80 reviews)
“snack bar” (54 reviews)
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Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

You can't beat Good Harbor beach for an overall summer experience. The water is pristine clean with waves great for boogie boarding. At low tide you can walk the beach from end to end, even out to a small island. Lots of room for frisbee...More

1  Thank Vicki G
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I am a local and this is my favorite beach. It has a parking lot and locals can park there with a beach sticker. It might be expensive for visitors to park here. There is a concession stand (2) and food is what you would...More

1  Thank Seasonal_Newbie-2016
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Best Beach around - Clean water - soft sand - and beach is cleaned by the city each day - so it is picture perfect each time.

Thank James B
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Good harbor beach is truly a spectacular place! Family friendly people. In the off season dogs can run on the beach! Beautiful rocks, great body surfing. Wonderful any time of the year!

Thank Poppy040_12
Reviewed February 6, 2017

I went there couples of days back, in sheer cold, but at this time also this beach is a wonderful experience. the clean water, sound of waves hitting at each other, the frozen waterwall - what a wonderful experience

Thank Ritika J
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Good Harbor Beach is everything. The water is clear and clean. The sand is soft and white. It's picturesque as all hell. There's decent bathrooms and a snack bar. You can spend everyday here and never get tired of it. Float down the creek at...More

Thank Sara L
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is one of 2 terrific Gloucester beaches. Take a walk, smell the fresh air and relax. In the winter months this beach is dog friendly (off leash) on even days. So if you have a nice dog who need some exercise, this is a...More

Thank H2134HSkarenf
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I may be prejudice because I live close by but I've traveled around the world and the only beaches that beat Good Harbor are in Florida and the Caribbean.

Thank Danny D
Reviewed January 11, 2017

We had a great time at the beach. The water was clear, the beach was clean, though crowded. The only knock(s) I would have is that the bathrooms and parking are so far away.

Thank CurseReversed
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

This beach is big and known for good surf. Often you can see surfers here. Great view and location for walking and picking.

1  Thank davidhale22
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Andrew G
Can you grill on beach ?
August 20, 2016|
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Response from roadscholar12 | Reviewed this property |
No you can't grill on the beach
Are there boogie boards for sale at Good Harbor?
July 28, 2016|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any there for sale. There are minimal waves created by the boats going by
Helen L
What time is early to get there on the weekend to ensure parking? At what time does it really start to fill up?
July 20, 2016|
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Response from Janine G | Reviewed this property |
If you are not a local, well before 10am on the weekends.