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Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:$$$ see below
Category:Beaches
good harbor beach photoGloucester'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 $25 during the week per car; $30, 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.

If you are interested in finding out about other great beaches near Boston, we've put together a list of some of our very favorite beaches that are all within an hour's drive of Boston, or less!

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Memorial Day thru Labor Day
$25.00 weekdays, $30.00 weekends, holidays


WEBSITE↑ top

www.gloucester-ma.gov

LOCATION↑ top

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.

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5-starAwesome Beach
This 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.
5-starGreat Beach
hey, 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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