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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 visit and swim

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
722jannika
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Herndon, Virginia
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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Javi A
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This park was right down the street from where we were staying, so we had to check it out. It's a huge park with lots of open space and lots of shade for a great picnic. There is a small beach that you can hike down to. Lots of families taking advantage of the clear cool water. HUGE rocks to... More 

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Thank Holly B
Niantic, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great stop in Plymouth, MA., the visitor center is nice and the people in it were quite helpful. It was wonderful walking around the park and reading all of the historical information. The scenery was spectacular too!

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Thank Jerilyn D
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took a trip to Gloucester Mass with our dog. Short drive to Salem, people are very friendly. Stage Fort Park is clean, well kept. Beautiful scenery. Awesome short order food from the hamburger stand.

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Thank jschindler
Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gloucester has so many places to walk around and explore. This was just nice to sit and watch the world go by, listen to the sites and sound.

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Thank 2013TravelinFool
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park, with the view of the ocean. There are picnic tables to sit at. Also a small beach area. Different attraction and history items. They have alot going on at different times of the month. August is a great craft fair. Just to sit on the rocks and let all your stress go out to sea , it is... More 

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Thank Emma L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place to park for the harbor walk. It does cost $10 for the day. It took a long time for someone to give me any help inside. Both ladies were working with one person. Once I did get help, directions were not clear and she wasn't sure of herself in describing the route through the monuments.... More 

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Thank L. R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great place to meet friends, family, or just relax. Bring a picnic, enjoy the beach or grab a snack at the Cupboard. Wonderful place to view the Fireworks over the Harbor in July. The views of the Harbor are breathtaking anytime of year. You may see a Schooner sail by or a variety of fishing boats and trawlers in the... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This park located on the west end of Gloucester Harbor is a nice place from which to view then whole Harbor area. Even on a foggy day like the one when we visited, the view from the top of the rocks in the park was very nice.

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