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Good Harbor Beach

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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BEST BEACH in New England

Good Harbor is the most beautiful beach in Massachusetts if not in all of New England. In the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christopher K
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Beautiful Beach

Loved this beach. Beautiful views of gorgeous houses along the shoreline. You can walk out quite a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
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99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good Harbor is the most beautiful beach in Massachusetts if not in all of New England. In the height of the summer season especially on weekends parking is limited for non-residents...but there is parking at nearby Stage Fort Park with a shuttle to the beach!...More

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this beach. Beautiful views of gorgeous houses along the shoreline. You can walk out quite a ways before hitting deep water. Plenty of parking is available.

Thank Jet18284
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is one of my favorite spots in the Cape Ann region. This beach is gorgeous and perfect for families/couples/friends, anyone! The rocky island off the shore just adds to the beauty and the length of the beach is perfect for taking a stroll or...More

Thank na0mip22
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The beach was nice and had public facilities. It isn't a walking beach. Mostly just for swimmers or surfing. The neighbors whose houses line the beach are not friendly to tourists. There are a number of signs telling people to keep off their rocks or...More

Thank LovinLife47
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We enjoyed walking up and down the beach. It was off season but got to see some surfers and sailboards. Met some nice people to chat with. Nice beach and across from our motel. Plan on returning same time next year.

Thank caraven2016
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The older I get the more I appreciate the beach and being able to go down to the water, no matter the season and just take it all in. This is my favorite non-summer beach. I love it in every other season when it's not...More

1  Thank quiet_wave
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach for a not too long walk at the end of the day. Have to watch out for occasional broken glass (not beach glass).

Thank UncleHaha
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Great beach if you can get a parking space, fills up early. Facilities including a snack shop. Island swimming area to the left at low tide.

Thank ElaineL63Sunshine
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I visited Gloucester, MA, on vacation earlier this month. I went to good harbor beach and the water was so clean and clear. There are also some good sized waves

1  Thank heatherpI8220KN
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Unless you’re staying within walking distance, access to the beach is restricted to a paid parking lot at the rate of $25 on weekdays / $30 on weekends. Apparently the lots fill to capacity quickly too. As a recent visitor to the area who really...More

3  Thank Laura S
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5 August 2018|
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Response from Belmontcouple | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure; I believe you need a parking sticker or you need to pay @25.00-30.00 per vehicle and parking is limited so you need to get there early. I was able to go as I stayed at a hotel about a 15 minute walk to this... More
27 July 2018|
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
Pebble beach in Rockport is mostly rocks so is cape hedge beach in Rockport