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Long Beach

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Open today: 12:00 AM - 10:00 PM, 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Nice Beach--Parking a Challenge

This is a nice beach area just north of Good Harbor Beach, on the Gloucester-Rockport border. As at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Columbus, Ohio
Sweet little beach with great food vendors

We ended up here when Good Harbor was full and found a parking lot with bathroom, shower, picnic... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice beach area just north of Good Harbor Beach, on the Gloucester-Rockport border. As at all beaches in the area, parking can be a real challenge (and expensive), unless you get there very early. There is a small amount of on street...More

Thank kgilbert78
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We ended up here when Good Harbor was full and found a parking lot with bathroom, shower, picnic tables and an atm. The lobster at Saltys was great. Ice cream vendor too. There’s a guy renting boogie boards, kayaks and boards. Small waves for kids.

Thank ElaineL63Sunshine
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Great for kids. Parking less than GH but too expensive. Due to storms last winter, they lost a lot of beach and sort of rocky this year. Good alternative to GH.

Thank Les B
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The beach is clean, perfect sand, the twin lighthouses can be seen quite clearly from the beach (and the Cape Ann Inn where we were staying is on this beach) - relaxing.

Thank them0nd
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We love this beach! Clean sand and clear water. Not as overcrowded as Good Harbor or Wingaersheek. Parking is less expensive and there’s restrooms and changing areas.

Thank MBOS9
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Long Beach is a great family place to stay.. The white sands of Long Beach await you just steps from the homes! Perched on the coast and the world famous Twin Lighthouses of Rockport, or the open Atlantic… this is a vacationers dream and less...More

2  Thank gar10821
Reviewed November 4, 2017

We stayed at Cape Ann Motor Inn at the South end of the beach and it was simply beautiful. It is long wide stretch of gorgeous beach with a few rocky out croppings and an island with a couple lighthouses. Can't miss.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed October 2, 2017

We just went to the area for a week at the end of September and this beach was great. Happened to run into a period of warmer weather in the 70's and capitalized on noone being at the beach. We stayed in Rockport but drove...More

Thank Jarrad K
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Gloucester beaches are gorgeous. The problem with all their beaches are the fact that the parking charges are outrageous, so you are unable just to take a moment and feel the sand on your feet and not spend a great deal of time there. What...More

1  Thank LuckyMesaAZ
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Visited my son & his fiance and we stayed in Gloucester. Took a day trip to Long Beach and had a wonderful time. Go early - or be prepared to stand in traffic! Paid $30 for parking - but we expected it. This includes bathrooms...More

Thank RobynW731
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Linda C
July 17, 2018|
Response from MBOS9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are lifeguards, life guard chairs and they have the boards on the beach.
July 30, 2017|
Response from Gonzology | Reviewed this property |
No parking .