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Good Harbor Beach

Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790
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Great Day

Unbelievable day at nice hidden gem in Gloucester. The fee is $30 and you receive a trash bag to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul B
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Great spot

Love Good harbor or long beach! Gets a little crowded at high tide, especially considering the rain... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salt island” (39 reviews)
“low tide” (83 reviews)
“snack bar” (54 reviews)
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Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unbelievable day at nice hidden gem in Gloucester. The fee is $30 and you receive a trash bag to carry off your refuse. The beach is spotless, lifeguards on duty. Clean bathrooms and snack bar. This is a wonderful beach. Arrive early by 9:00A public...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love Good harbor or long beach! Gets a little crowded at high tide, especially considering the rain this summer!

Thank JessieB77
Reviewed 5 days ago

Favorite place in Gloucester. The views and scenery are fantastic. White sandy beaches; fun boogie-boarding waves. Everything you'd want in a beach. Can walk out quite a ways without the water being over your head - the waves can hit hard though if you're not...More

Thank beav2219
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day we went to the beach was a beautiful, sunny day! There were a lot of people on the beach and in the water- yet there was still room for many other families to settle in. There was a lot of space. There was...More

Thank dernainai
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pregnant wifey wanted to go somewhere with a nice beach for pregnancy photos and Cape Cod was a bit out of our way however we found this on Tripadvisor and checked it out. Got there and saw an expansive beach with an island in...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family beach due to shallow water canals and huge beach when Tide is out. Parking expensive: $25 /weekdays and $30/weekends......about the same as other Gloucester beaches.

1  Thank Don B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked over (expensive to park) during low tide to check out the tide pools. Gorgeous views of granite and island that you could walk to during low tide.

Thank Suzie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is within walking distance to some hotels but it helps to have a "beach buggy" to cart your chairs, umbrellas, coolers, etc. out the long walk to the water. Beautiful sandy/rocky beach - cold water but you can do it!

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is larger than I expected and very clean. The water is clear and fairly warm compared to some other New England beaches I've been to. When the tide is low there is a spot at the end of the beach that is shallow...More

1  Thank sloopy16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near the city of Gloucester (MA), you will find this nice beach hidden from the road but still very accessible. A parking is available, but at 25$, you want to make the best out of your stay! With amenities like WC, a small store and...More

Thank FastFreddy
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13 August 2017|
Response from Eileen L | Reviewed this property |
I believe at 5 PM when the lifeguards leave for the day.
9 August 2017|
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Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
Greenheads are usually seasonal in June and July. Should be fine now that it is August.
27 July 2017|
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Response from Robb C | Reviewed this property |
all parking is monitored somewhat so neighborhood streets best bet