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Good Harbor Beach

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Address: Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: +1 978-281-9790
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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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Best Beach On the North Shore

Good Harbor is a Good time - the beach is long, great for walking. The is a stream on the end of the beach with a strong current, great for floating on. Overs great views... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Dave W
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good Harbor is a Good time - the beach is long, great for walking. The is a stream on the end of the beach with a strong current, great for floating on. Overs great views. Parking can be a difficult during the summer.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful in any season . Clean soft sand & great breakers. Can see Twin Lights, light house & Salt Island from here. There's a sand bar & lots of poison ivy on Salt Island & be aware of the tides , you can get trapped by them if you try to go on the island. Arrive early, parking lot fills... More 

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gloucester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beauty on the Atlantic coast. The bridge end is extra good for families with children, with supervision.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was able to catch the sun coming up over the Atlantic from GHB the other morning. Highly recommend, good for the soul, good for the mind. Beautiful expanse of soft sand and infinite views to the horizon. Early morning off season, perfect, plenty of parking and just a few hearty souls out for a stroll or jog. Just the ticket... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A must visit when at Bass Rocks Inn. A nice healthy walk from hotel, quiet and somewhat secluded. Beautiful scenery

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MINNEAPOLIS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stopped at Good Harbor Beach while exploring on the North Shore. Good Harbor is a beautiful beach! Since we visited in the off season, there were 3 cars in the parking lot, having no trouble finding a spot. It was a cool day with some wind, but that didn't stop us from walking along the water. It was SO... More 

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A simple, uncluttered beach, surrounded by craggy rocks and very expensive, but picturesque homes perched on the rocks above. The tides are huge, so be aware of that.

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asheville
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

walked the beach early morning in October... the locals thought I was crazy putting my feet in the water but it was fantastic. beautiful views, quiet and serene! great beach and very clean

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We arrived at this beach on accident. It was off season and there were few people on the beach. It was a calm day and so beautiful. I highly recommend this beach. I would love to go in peak season!

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Dogs are allowed off leash on even numbered days in the off season. It's a great place to get some socializing and exercise.

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