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Half Moon Beach

Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Wow. Great State Park and Awesome Beach

Half Moon Beach in incredible. The size of the rocks in the area is amazing. The tide levels at... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Cute beach

Small sandy beach and shady.A good walk from the parking lot. There is a fee for non residents. It... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA 01930

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Half Moon Beach in incredible. The size of the rocks in the area is amazing. The tide levels at the beach vary greatly. You can see the water levels on sides of the boulders. This cove is stunning as is the entire state park. It...More

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Small sandy beach and shady.A good walk from the parking lot. There is a fee for non residents. It in located in Stage fort park

Thank sjc2150
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Lots of tree shadow, nice walk, water is clean. I recommend. You can lie down, do a pic nic. Have fun!

Thank Marcia T
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was our favorite when WE were kids. If you don't want to bake in the sun, this beach is great because behind you is a picnic area with trees to shade you, which is a few steps away from the water. There is a...More

Thank Vicki K
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Its a small beach and good for toddlers because its sheltered. However, There are SO MANY toddlers that its not a place I would suggest for someone with children. I suspect that with that many children in diapers, it may not be too sanitary. However,...More

Thank H2134HSkarenf
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is accessed through the walk along the park area and this private looking beach just appears. They actually have a life guard on duty, not sure why because the water temperature is 65 degrees. You probably need to wear water shoes since there are...More

Thank Randy J
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Found in Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA, this is a small sheltered beach with tides that run to the ocean. At low tide there are numerous small tide pools for children to play in, where small crabs and other sea life can be found....More

Thank ccgirl2015
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I'm not a beach goer anymore - too much sun in my earlier years - but this would be the beach I would go to if I could. Stage Fort Park is a wonderful, broad expanse of lawns, playing fields, tiny beaches, gardens, a playground...More

1  Thank Donna M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Half Moon Beach is a perfect little Sandy Cresent beach in the heart of Gloucester . In a hidden secluded area of Stage Fort Park . You can see the boats sailing out of the harbor . When my daughter comes back home to visit...More

2  Thank joppyindians
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The beach is quite small but it is always perfectly quiet in the mornings for relaxing and taking in a sunrise. The sand is also nice, since so many near by beaches are all rock. I have not visited durning the days in the summer...More

Thank CarlyThies
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13 September 2016|
Response from CarlyThies | Reviewed this property |
No, I believe the beach and park close at dusk or maybe a bit later?