Wingaersheek Beach

Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester: Address, Phone Number, Wingaersheek Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Wingaersheek Beach
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Joseph H
Beavercreek, OH1,165 contributions
View of Annisquam Lighthouse
Oct 2021
I was able to get a decent photo of Annisquam Lighthouse from a brief visit to Wigwam Point - Wingaersheek Beach is the closest reviewable location available via TripAdvisor. I was surprised to find inaccurate information on the National Park Service website. The following input is provided by the NPS, "Annisquam Harbor Light Station is located on Wigwam Point in Gloucester, where the Annisquam River meets Ipswich Bay. Although the lighthouse is closed to the public, limited, short-term parking allows visitors to view the exterior. To access the parking lot, follow Rte. 127 in Gloucester, turn onto Leonard St. (next to a white church), turn right at the sign that says "Norwood Heights" and then follow the road to the end. The lighthouse is also visible from Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester." There is no public, limited, short-term parking. The entirety of Wigwam Point is private.
Written October 13, 2021
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ldtc2
Hoboken, NJ833 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2021 • Family
This is definitely a beautiful, white sand beach with WARM water which was crystal clear and no waves. There is no choice except to use the parking lot there which as of this date was $30 cash only. They do provide clean restrooms.
Written August 17, 2021
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Laura S
Waterbury, VT35 contributions
Great beach!!!!
Aug 2021 • Family
Lovely family-friendly beach. Clean, close to parking lot and lots of great walking spots. Shallow, perfectly clear water is great for floating. Parking is spendy (but no different from any other local beach) at $35 on weekends and $30 on weekdays. Arrive early (9:30) to ensure a spot. Great beach for families with small children.
Written August 8, 2021
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Kelly D
Cheshire, CT54 contributions
Ahhhhmazing!!!!!!!
Jul 2021 • Family
White sand, clear water, what more can you ask for!! It’s gorgeous. We arrived early, 10:00am, and parking was $30. We walked way out on the sandbars and it’s simply beautiful. Lots of great pictures to be taken!!
Written July 29, 2021
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preciousness22
United States708 contributions
Gorgeous beach!!!!
Jul 2021
This was my favorite beach in all of Cape Ann! The sand is the softest, powdery white sand you have ever felt! There is plenty of parking here. There are rocks in the water creating a very beautiful feel and view. Don't miss this beach!
Written July 6, 2021
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paulalois99
Cheltenham, PA65 contributions
Winging it at Wingaersheek Beach!
Jul 2021
Reluctant to pay the exhorbitant beach fees on Cape Ann, we carefully selected this one at the last minute, based on reviews. Although we spent several days beach-hopping, we settled on this one and were so glad we did! This was our favorite one on all of CAPE ANN (we went to most of them, missing only Good Harbour). What an amazing beauty to experience any time, but BE SURE TO GO AT OR RIGHT BEFORE LOW TIDE! The sand bar that appears allows you to walk out quite a distance to get a great view and take pics of the Annisquam Lighthouse, explore the tidal pools, and feel like you are really far out into the ocean! You can wade through water off the sandbar, go only thigh-high and see through to the bottom to observe hermit crabs walking and snails with their pseudopods exposed walking over the sand! The water is so clear, I was able to use my cell phone to take great pictures of them. Explore the water to see what is there, but be prepared for the gentle "push" of the water movement as the tides gently and quickly move back in. The further out you are, the more you feel the "push", but little children can play in the water safely at the edge. If you like to sit close to the water, keep an eye on your stuff for encroaching water; you'll be surprised how quickly it moves back in! But while the water is "out", explore the tidal pool around the rocks or take a long walk back and around towards the harbor and river. Wear water shoes for the best experience around the rocks, and in the water, please be careful not to step on the aquatic life which you can clearly see. Also, before collecting any snail shells to take home, be sure to check them for life, because most of them contain snails! I saw a family with sifters saying they were looking for sand dollar exoskeletons (the bleached out, non-living collectors' item) there as well! There is a parking fee of about $25, but you can save money by going later in the day (after 3 or 5)- the fee was worth it! There are lifeguards milling around at vantage points as well. Hope you enjoy the day as much as we did!
Written July 5, 2021
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RoadTakenEM
York, PA281 contributions
Go here. You won’t regret it.
Jun 2021 • Family
Beautifully clear shallow water. You can wade at least 100 yards into the ocean on smooth sand. You can see some live sand dollars, hermit crabs, and even some fish.

There are rocks, guards, and a small snack bar with toilets and a shower. There was also a stand selling water ice and sand toys.

I wish I’d known about this beach when my kids were younger. It was a wonderful morning and my husband’s favorite beach since the Caribbean.
Written June 30, 2021
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Edna M
2 contributions
Loud music and dogs (no service dog)
Jun 2021
Wingearsheek beach is beautiful but I am really unhappy to see dogs without any identification of service dogs and loud music everywhere. This is really upsetting. The administration should check the beaches to reinforce the regulations.
Written June 22, 2021
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Nadia S
Galway, Ireland62 contributions
What a gem!
Oct 2020 • Family
Went here for the first time today (October 10th), it was just fabulous. Heard a lot about this beach as well as that it’s impossible to get in in the summer so never tried. We had such a fabulous day, kids didn’t want to leave - so much to explore, climb, find and etc. Tide was out so we could walk so far out. Since it is past official closing date of 30th of September - there was a lot of dogs and I mean a lot, but all well behaved and no bother at all to anyone. We will try to come over next summer. We usually go to Salisbury but this beach is something else, super special, totally recommend.
Written October 10, 2020
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lisalou216
Boston, MA197 contributions
Beautiful at low tide!
Sep 2020 • Couples
Amazing stretch of beach sheltered from the land by dunes. Great!! Seaglass picking! Very cool it low tide.free parking and portopotties.
Written September 23, 2020
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