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Stage Fort Park and Beach

Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the featured park area of Gloucester. On a hill above the harbor, looking back at the city, it also has the information center and PARKING and a shuttle to attractions (seasonally).

Thank Eddie01931
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was up there last weekend and had really great time diving from the shore. The parking lot was $15 to park and fills up pretty fast. The beach was nice, but mostly rock at high tide.

Thank TTPaws
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a quiet place to spend a few hours, you can't go wrong visiting this park. On the weekends there are lots of families there enjoying the park and beach, but there are enough trails and benches that you can usually...More

Thank Mercedes04
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a nice place to see. Its relaxing, the beach is small but was not crowded this June 2017.

Thank Pierre L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love climbing on the rocks, sitting on the benches, searching for sea glass on the beach...wonderful place to spend a few hours on a nice day!

Thank mjbslb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely grounds for beaching, walking and exploring the coastline. Bring a picnic and enjoy the time to relax in the sun or shade.

Thank Victor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent the day in Gloucester and made this our stop for our picnic. I am so glad we did! It was a fantastic spot! The views are amazing and there are endless spots for picnics, hiking, a small but gorgeous beach,...More

Thank 718tara
Reviewed 4 June 2017

There are many attractive features within this park. Probably my fave spot is this rocky ledge that overlooks a small protected sandy beach below. Not crazy about the steep parking price though.

Thank sam t
Reviewed 24 May 2017

One of the prettiest spots in Gloucester. Plenty of places to pinic. PLaygroud for the little ones, walk the beautiful boulevard. There is also a dog park. I am so lucky to call Gloucester home but I know you would love it as well.

Thank Flipflop54
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped here on my way into Gloucester and really enjoyed the park. There is a fascinating fort built into the rocks overlooking the harbor and a small but picturesque beach. It is worth a visit to enjoy the fort and views.

Thank Geof J
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Response from critic49 | Reviewed this property |
I have never noticed a gas grille at the park. I would think a gas grille is more practical and safer than charcoal. They have receptacles for the hot charcoals for your conveyance. If you want to make sure then I would... More