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Address: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA 01930

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Small beach and perfectly quiet in the mornings

The beach is quite small but it is always perfectly quiet in the mornings for relaxing and taking in a sunrise. The sand is also nice, since so many near by beaches are all rock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
CarlySchmidt
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Gloucester, Massachusetts

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The beach is quite small but it is always perfectly quiet in the mornings for relaxing and taking in a sunrise. The sand is also nice, since so many near by beaches are all rock. I have not visited durning the days in the summer but I could see that it would get very busy considering how small it is.

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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

always enjoy visiting this neat little beach every time I am in town. shaped like a half moon and surrounded by cliff faces give it an amazing feel. climb the rocks or follow the paths to the top and you can see much of the town.

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Gloucester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Hard to get down to. When I was able to walk down I found it quite dirty. I hope someone has been able to get it in order. It lives up to its name as the rocks do form a half moon

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a beautiful little beach area in the center of the town of Gloucester, MA. I would love to have gone swimming but it wasn't warm enough yet for that. It's worth a visit just to see it and it's perfect for photo's too.

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Richmondville, New York
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61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's a beautiful little beach, but can get crowded. Normally, people head to Long Beach on the other side though. There is a lifeguard on duty, which is nice. I attached a picture because it really is a nice little cove tucked away from everything. There are bathrooms and other amenities (like a visitor's center) at the park itself, but... More 

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cape ann massachusetts
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

good place to see harbor of goucester from a hidden but different vantage pint espeically the day of the cape ann farmers market also a good pace to do a class in yoga or a private 'selfie' yoga practice !!!

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North Olmsted, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is one of the few beaches where you can find free parking relatively close. A family beach, not very wide so if you hate crowds and don't want to walk forever, this is perfect. There are plenty of small shells and beach glass.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This beach is small but framed by giant rock outcrops. My sister-in-law is a swimmer and she absolutely loved it. Very pretty.

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New Castle, PA
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127 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped here. Paid $10 for parking and they weren't collecting when we left (which was less than an hour later). Beach was too rocky for us to enjoy and smelled a little funny. My daughter played at the playground a little bit before we left.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I unfortunately hit traffic coming from western mass. but this beach was almost empty when we arrived and since it was around 4:30, there was no charge for parking. The bathrooms close at 5:45 p.m. so be aware of that. It is beautiful here, the sand is soft, and the cove is picturesque. Also a nice playground... More 

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