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Stage Fort Park and Beach

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Address: Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
Phone Number: 978-281-8865
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This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area...

This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.

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Great family beaches and picnic areas

Stage Fort Park is a great place to visit. It has 2 beaches, Cresseys opposite The Cupboard, a place for food and ice cream. Half moon was my favorite beach when my children were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stage Fort Park is a great place to visit. It has 2 beaches, Cresseys opposite The Cupboard, a place for food and ice cream. Half moon was my favorite beach when my children were young because it was a small beach and it was easier to keep track of my 5 children. The older ones liked to explore the fort... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were invited to a picnic at Stage Fort Park and Beach. We were very impressed with this huge park. We had a lovely picnic site with a table surrounded by trees. Our site was located right near the the building with the rest rooms. We were there the same weekend that the park had an enormous fair. There was... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stage Fort Park has something for everyone. It is good for children and has a small beach, and lots of grassy area to run and play. It has picnic areas and plenty of rocks and things to see. There are old cannons and historic areas for the adults too. On the other side is a large grassy area to play... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

attended the Gloucester waterfront festival. Well attended, plenty of parking. many nice crafters. Decent old car show. Just missing a beer truck.

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Hanson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My son loved the rocks and climbing area! We sat at the beach to have lunch, great food at the snack shop! Very pretty place, sad to see litter on the rocks. Wish people would cleanup after themselves! The restrooms were not clean and rather creepy being under the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely small beach in a park with nice walks, great views, a small baseball diamond and a visitor centre with clean attended toilets. If you are a sun lover go there in the morning to get the most of the sun as it is a shaded beach with most of the sun going off the sand by 2/2:30 in August.... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fisherman's Memorial is famous., The harbor and the bridge's periodic opening is kinda cool. A warm summer night, some benches, some dogs, some couples (young and old) some families some fishermen and the Atlantic, A nice passagiatta.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steven Bonacorsi visits Stage Fort Park and Beach in Gloucester Mass on Saturday, July 23, 2016 for the Day

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we got there early, around 9am, otherwise it gets very busy and the parking lots fill up. we enjoyed the wonderful views and also swam in the beautiful little beach area. the water is very very cold, but push yourself and swim! after a while it is wonderful and early in the morning there are not many people, so worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Park and the beaches are completely awesome and worth a visit. The visitor center is also located in the park and the people there is very helpful.

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