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Your sunset place on Cape Ann

You'd think a beach review would recommend going to the beach in summer, but this is my favorite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sue B
Unexpected spot to relax and take in the view!

We recently stayed in Gloucester and just stumbled upon this little beach area. It’s a great little... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Bath, Pennsylvania
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One of the better small Gloucester beaches.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You'd think a beach review would recommend going to the beach in summer, but this is my favorite stretch of shoreline to visit in the off-season on Cape Ann. It looks out on the most beautiful sunsets and dusk across Ipswich Bay. You get spectacular...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue B
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We recently stayed in Gloucester and just stumbled upon this little beach area. It’s a great little spot where the locals come by with their dogs, and occasionally you may see some divers. The beach was clean and the houses surrounding the beach are beautiful....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brewhound
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Quaint little beach on Rt. 127just outside of Gloucester towards Rockport. It's small, but pretty, has free parking, and is an enjoyable place to hang out with friends for a few hours. The actual beach area isn't very large, but it's not packed like Crane's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 182jackw
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views, especially at sunset. Sandy. Good for swimming but not at low tide. Water is still cold. Convenient resident parking.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Calm pristine beach for children and residents. Off street parking and great family picnic area. No fee and carry in and carry out what you bring.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank WingearsheekBeach
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Having lived in Lanesville just above Plum Cove Beach, we found this to be the perfect beach spot for families with small children. Adults and children will love swimming, exploring, and catching hermit crabs, and parents will love the enclosed sides and peace of mind...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank allyo511
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

No parking for guests. Spoke to police about this and they confirmed it's a resident only beach. It looks like a great beach, but since the town isn't friendly towards guests, then I guess we'll never know.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank BrianPO311
Reviewed May 7, 2017

On 127 from Gloucester to Rockport is the intimate beach of Plum Cove, Given that Cape Ann has restructed private beaches and exoensive public ones tis is an alternatuve option. If yiou can find parking this is a good place to bathe. There are however...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Gonzology
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is a smaller beach. It is a great place to bring the kids as it is small enough to keep your eyes on them. Waves are usually manageable. Not much parking - not sure if there is parking for visitors. May need a parking...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Seasonal_Newbie-2016
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Someone else here said the sunsets were "amazing". I agree! Not a bad way to cap off a tour of beautiful Cape Ann!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank wildacremark
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