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Good Harbor Beach

99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Great beach

Had a nice swim here even in April, Yes the water was cold but no problem parking this time of year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glenn P
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Price, Utah
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Great place to stroll

Good Harbor Beach is an absolutely beautiful place to visit. Stunning vista and lots to see on the... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salt island” (40 reviews)
“snack bar” (59 reviews)
“low tide” (88 reviews)
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99 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
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"great waves"
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"north shore"
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"thatcher island"
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"small island"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice swim here even in April, Yes the water was cold but no problem parking this time of year!

Thank Glenn P
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Good Harbor Beach is an absolutely beautiful place to visit. Stunning vista and lots to see on the beach - tidal pools, etc. Fun place to bring little, curious kids to also.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I always enjoy my trips to Good Harbor Beach! There are really only two good beaches in Gloucester, Long Beach and Good Harbor Beach. Always fairly clean and they have restrooms and a snack bar.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We love this beach. It has a tidal pool, nice white sand, a pretty view and friendly people. We walked back and forth and so did not deal with the parking fee. We have been coming for years and expect to come many more.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

One of the best beaches in the north east area. Clean white sand with a view of ten pound island and the twin light lighthouses. There is always a surf on Good Harbor. Water is usually a bit cold, but warms up in August. There...More

Thank Joanne J
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

this is one of the best beaches i have ever been to, and i have been to a lot of beaches.It has two places to eat and rest rooms.

Thank joebet22
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

i sure hope the city council will pass a ordinance as they are talking about to charge a walk on fee to good harbor to non residents. this would be a great revenue generator to the city

Thank carribbean16
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This beach is perfect year round...With a view of the twin towers, and a protected 'cove-like' area by the road, the ocean is accessible to people of all ages. Young children love the more shallow tributary by the cove. This is my favorite beach in...More

Thank angelar3192017
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were dropped off because that was easier to us than parking and walking. That water is FREEZING! I've been going to Maine my whole life, but we're lake people. I was the only one of our group of four NOT to go in past...More

Thank Katie K
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Beautiful year round. Crowded with summer fun- sometimes parking lot is full and traffic can be backed up so get there early. Dogs are allowed of season and it is a wonderful beach to walk - complete with wooden foot bridge, lighthouses in view and...More

Thank Pippin0921
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ecad0tte
14 February 2018|
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Only during off season
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Mizb29
25 October 2017|
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Response from sjc2150 | Reviewed this property |
It is more of a body surfing beach. If there a storm then you see surfers recently when we experiened the nor easter the surf was bigger before and afyer storm
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elayne l
14 October 2017|
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