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Nice Beach

Beautiful views, especially at sunset. Sandy. Good for swimming but not at low tide. Water is... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Cape Ann, MA
via mobile
Hidden gem of a beach protected by a bluff on each side.

Calm pristine beach for children and residents. Off street parking and great family picnic area... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views, especially at sunset. Sandy. Good for swimming but not at low tide. Water is still cold. Convenient resident parking.

Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Calm pristine beach for children and residents. Off street parking and great family picnic area. No fee and carry in and carry out what you bring.

2  Thank WingearsheekBeach
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Having lived in Lanesville just above Plum Cove Beach, we found this to be the perfect beach spot for families with small children. Adults and children will love swimming, exploring, and catching hermit crabs, and parents will love the enclosed sides and peace of mind...More

2  Thank allyo511
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

No parking for guests. Spoke to police about this and they confirmed it's a resident only beach. It looks like a great beach, but since the town isn't friendly towards guests, then I guess we'll never know.

1  Thank Brian O
Reviewed 7 May 2017

On 127 from Gloucester to Rockport is the intimate beach of Plum Cove, Given that Cape Ann has restructed private beaches and exoensive public ones tis is an alternatuve option. If yiou can find parking this is a good place to bathe. There are however...More

Thank Gonzology
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a smaller beach. It is a great place to bring the kids as it is small enough to keep your eyes on them. Waves are usually manageable. Not much parking - not sure if there is parking for visitors. May need a parking...More

Thank Seasonal_Newbie-2016
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Someone else here said the sunsets were "amazing". I agree! Not a bad way to cap off a tour of beautiful Cape Ann!

Thank wildacremark
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stumbled upon this while out exploring with no particular place to go. This is definitely a local's area. There is a slight smell to the water here, but we had fun hanging out for a little while.

Thank PATravelingGal89
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem next to sleepy little neighborhood containing a coffee shop, crepe maker, liquor store and friendly folk. Tide was out, will come back again when it's in. Beautiful drive from Beverly.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 16 June 2016

plum cove beach is on the way to the outpost of lanesville............a small beach right on the annisquam . gorgeous views across ipswichbay to wingarsheek beach. a small sandy beach is a good size to keep your eye on the little ones.......ball field across the...More

Thank phantom26
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