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Stage Fort Park and Beach

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This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
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Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the park is beautiful and my sons enjoyed climbing on the rocks. the view of the harbor is amazing. I will definitely go back again

Thank heatherpI8220KN
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Very nice park with amenities. There is a great take out restaurant at the park too. Highly recommend this park

Thank cmahoneydocs
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We have officially found a state park/beach perfect for our family needs! We have two boys with autism and this place was perfect! The park has everything from swimming, a play ground, picnic areas with grills, lots to see and do! We can’t wait to...More

Thank DaBarbersWife
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Its ten dollars to park but you can stop at the visitor center lot for free for 20 minutes to see most but the beach. Beautiful views of Gloucester and some private viewing spots for photos too. Really worth the stop!

Thank 2luvbird
Reviewed August 6, 2018

After a lot of driving, it was really nice to take a picnic down to this park and have a lovely walk by the sea. Nice views of Gloucester from here

Thank Anne B
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We love it here we go visit half moon beach and have a picnic on Stage Fort Park; there is often a fair at Hammond Castle that you can see all the a characters dressed up.

Thank Loanmi L
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Took a quick walk through the park after visiting Hammond Castle. Climbing the huge rock the view the bay was gorgeous. Waked through the ocean at the beach was refreshing.

Thank mhoff1993
Reviewed July 20, 2018

I went running here in the morning during my visit. The Park is well kept, clean and the staff answer questions. There is a dog park that is nice. Also at least two small beaches that you can walk down to. If you are looking...More

Thank dennis m
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This is the first time our family has been here and it was very nice.The grounds were beautiful and we got a picnic table closest to the water.There is a visitors center,a playground, a gazebo, and benches and picnic tables.We had a very relaxing day...More

Thank Donna L
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a well run park with some history behind it. With access to three beaches and trails to explore and a large lawn to play ball or frizbe. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed and not on the beaches. And must be picked...More

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July 22, 2017|
Response from Pierre L | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available at $10 per vehicle on weekdays and $15 on weekends and holidays. There is also a dog park located in the parking lot of Stage Fort Park - for information please visit Gloucester Dog Park's website.
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Response from critic49 | Reviewed this property |
I have never noticed a gas grille at the park. I would think a gas grille is more practical and safer than charcoal. They have receptacles for the hot charcoals for your conveyance. If you want to make sure then I would... More