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Hours:Parking is $10 per car.
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:$$
Category:Parks & Nature
Other Ideas: Rose Kennedy Greenway; Massachusetts DCR State Parks; Purgatory Chasm State Reservation; South Shore Natural Science Center; Charles River Parklands

stage fort park beaches photoThis Park is the historic site of Gloucester's first settlers in 1623. Dorchestermen set up fishing stages on this land.

The Park consists of Half Moon and Cressy's beaches. Half Moon is a lovely small beach ideal for families with children. Cressy's Beach is a rocky, more natural beach.

Stage Fort Park has an information center open during the season, rest rooms and on the grounds, a privately owned restaurant open to the public. There is a playground. Visitors can bring grills for cookouts. During the season, there are outdoor concerts and story telling.

Check the Calendar of Events for details.

Dogs are allowed in the Park but not on the beaches from May 1st to September 15th. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Find lots more ideas on fun things to do in Boston.

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gloucester-ma.gov

LOCATION↑ top

Exit 14 off Rte. 128 to Route 133, Gloucester, MA map
Phone: (978) 281-9785

Take Exit 14 off Rte. 128. At the bottom of the ramp, take a right onto Rte. 133. Follow to the end with the harbor in front of you. Go right. The Park is located on the left.

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4-starLove This Beach For My Family
I remember my Mom taking us here - we would play on the crescent beach while my Mom would sun herself up on the rocks - where she had a literal birds eye view of all three of us. Great place for a gathering, picnic, etc. The kids always love to play at the playground or explore the old fort surroundings when they have had enough of the beach. It certainly isn't the softest sand beach - but great for explorers.

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Stage Fort Park Gloucester Ma, Grade 3 Student
Stage fort park is a really fun park. They have lots of things to do there. Stage fort park has a beach there too. There are also rocks you can climb on and a fun play ground.

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