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Good Harbor Beach

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Address: Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
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+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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The cleanest beach I've ever seen

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
CurseReversed
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Annandale, New Jersey

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Annandale, New Jersey
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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106 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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359 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Good Harbor Beach on a sunny but very cold December day. Despite the temperature we had a pleasant walk on firm sand. Very enjoyable & peaceful.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 29 November 2016

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 27 November 2016 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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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