Good Harbor Beach
Gloucester's Good Harbor Beach is a beautiful beach with powdery white sand and great waves, facing the Atlantic.
There is a reasonably priced concession stand (burgers, grilled cheese, drinks, slush, and ice cream), rest rooms, and showers. Good Harbor is particularly amenable to families and children.
During low tide there is a sand bar that opens up to the left so you can walk out to the rocky island. Low tide also leaves lots of room for digging, or passing a football or frisbee. Boogie boards are welcome at Good Harbor Beach, and the waves are great at both low & high tides. Check the tide charts.
Parking at Good Harbor Beach:
Parking fee is $20 during the week per car; $25, weekends. Parking is limited so plan to arrive early to ensure a spot.
This is a carry-in/carry-out beach. You must take your trash with you.
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
8:00 am – 3:00 pm $25.00 weekdays, $30.00 weekends, holidays
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm $15.00 weekdays, $20.00 weekends, holidays
Thatcher Road; Rte. 127A, Gloucester, MA map
Take Rte. 128 into Gloucester. Follow the signs for East Gloucester/Rockport. Go through two rotaries. Go through the first set of lights. At the second set of lights take a left onto Bass Avenue. Follow that for about a mile. At the intersection of Bass Avenue and Thatcher Rd. Take a left. You will see the beach off to the right.
- Check beach conditions before you go.
Awesome BeachThis is a beautiful beach and great for kids. Since the cost is a bit prohibitive, I don't go often, but this one is a gem.
Great Beachhey, i love going to the beach, and i always go to Good Harbor. its really clean, not like some other beaches that have trash all over them. I like it, it's a fun place.
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