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Good Harbor Beach

Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790
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A beach with character

We love this beach. It has a tidal pool, nice white sand, a pretty view and friendly people. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glenmont, New York
via mobile
Absolutely beautiful!

One of the best beaches in the north east area. Clean white sand with a view of ten pound island... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Joanne J
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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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“low tide” (88 reviews)
“snack bar” (58 reviews)
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Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Glenkare
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were on this beach at sunset. There were hardly any people and while it was a little bit chilly, it was beautiful and inviting. We saw the most spectacular sunset I've ever seen at that beach. It brought tears to my eyes. We live...More

Thank Kaye N
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Low tide on a warm late September mid-week day was a great time to visit this beach. We walked in from a nearby motel, along the seafront hugging road, and dropped down on an elegantly humped footbridge over the creek that flows along along the...More

1  Thank Taughboyne
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We stop for walk while in the area during a mid - October visit .. Just plan beautiful . it was low tide so there was plenty of wide open space . Very few others on the beach while we were there. small island just...More

Thank Jim B
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14 February 2018|
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Response from NancyABNashvegas | Reviewed this property |
I think in the off season. During the summer I believe after 5 but only certain days. City of Gloucester has the dates and times posted
25 October 2017|
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Response from sjc2150 | Reviewed this property |
Yes for body surfing
elayne l
14 October 2017|
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