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“Great North Shore Beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Good Harbor Beach

Good Harbor Beach
Ranked #1 of 52 things to do in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
Massachusetts
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249 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Great North Shore Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a wonderful beach for families as there are life guards, bathrooms and a snack bar. It is a pretty beach with an adjoining creek and bridge. Off season there are a lot of dogs off leash, but once June arrives dogs are not allowed which makes this beach more kid and people friendly. At low tide you can actually walk out to Salt Island, however be careful not to stay too long before the tide turns as well as watch out for poison ivy. Also there is a sub shop and Dairy Queen not too far from the beach if you are looking for something to eat.

Visited August 2013
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Gloucester, MA
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9 reviews
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“Great beach for everyone”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great beach, so pack a lunch and plan to spend the full day. There's a creek off to one side that's good for kids to explore. It's large enough that a couple laps walking the beach will get you your share of exercise for the day. Picturesque view of Thatcher Island with the twin lighthouses. If going on a sunny weekend day, be sure to get there early as the parking lots fill up quickly.

Visited August 2013
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
“Great Beach on Cape ann”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Often big waves, water may be a little chilly but has been known to reach 75degrees at times, Never any Green head flies ( biting flies) unlike most other north shore beaches, Very beautiful with white, soft sand, Highly recommend it. I maybe partial because I live only a few miles from it.
I visit Good habor beach 2-3 times a week, picture is from September 2013

Visited August 2013
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Thank 28BLM
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best beach in Massachusetts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a wonderful, clean and safe beach. Get there early to obtain parking. There is nothing to dislike....perhaps too crowded on hot days!

Visited March 2014
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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful winter beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

This beach is a favorite of mine. I lived near Gloucester for several years and loved going there. I am not a fan of the beach in summer, therefore I cannot speak to that time of year at this beach. I love the off season at a beach. This beach has it all for my type of getaway. Dogs are allowed and people are friendly. It is VERY clean and the views are amazing. If you are a runner, you can run alongside the ocean from the beach for several miles (as you leave the beach, on the walkway turn left and run up the hill through a neighborhood, and then just follow the coast!). I love this beach.

Visited December 2013
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