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Good Harbor Beach

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Address: Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a...

This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.

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Good harbor beach - best beach in town

I am a local and this is my favorite beach. It has a parking lot and locals can park there with a beach sticker. It might be expensive for visitors to park here. There is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Seasonal_Newbie-2016
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Gloucester, Massachusetts

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am a local and this is my favorite beach. It has a parking lot and locals can park there with a beach sticker. It might be expensive for visitors to park here. There is a concession stand (2) and food is what you would expect for a beach concession. The water is usually cold and the waves are manageable.... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Beach around - Clean water - soft sand - and beach is cleaned by the city each day - so it is picture perfect each time.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good harbor beach is truly a spectacular place! Family friendly people. In the off season dogs can run on the beach! Beautiful rocks, great body surfing. Wonderful any time of the year!

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Bengaluru, India
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there couples of days back, in sheer cold, but at this time also this beach is a wonderful experience. the clean water, sound of waves hitting at each other, the frozen waterwall - what a wonderful experience

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Thank Ritika J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Harbor Beach is everything. The water is clear and clean. The sand is soft and white. It's picturesque as all hell. There's decent bathrooms and a snack bar. You can spend everyday here and never get tired of it. Float down the creek at high tide, walk out to the island at low tide. Watch the local kids jump... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of 2 terrific Gloucester beaches. Take a walk, smell the fresh air and relax. In the winter months this beach is dog friendly (off leash) on even days. So if you have a nice dog who need some exercise, this is a great place to take your dog to.But please only if your dog is SUPER dog... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I may be prejudice because I live close by but I've traveled around the world and the only beaches that beat Good Harbor are in Florida and the Caribbean.

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Annandale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a great time at the beach. The water was clear, the beach was clean, though crowded. The only knock(s) I would have is that the bathrooms and parking are so far away.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This beach is big and known for good surf. Often you can see surfers here. Great view and location for walking and picking.

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Fallston, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were blessed with temps in the fifties in late December and took advantage to visit Good Harbor Beach. It's a gorgeous beach for walking and picture taking. When you're ready for a change of scenery take a stroll from the beach along Atlantic Rd. The rocky coast and beautiful homes will reward each step you take!

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