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Good Harbor Beach

Take a stroll along this beautiful beach and then out to an island via a land bridge at low tide.
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.7 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  This is one of those cool beaches in New England that opens up a land bridge to an island you can walk out to. The other one I've... more »

Tips:  To get to the beach follow Rte. 128 north from Boston into Gloucester until you cross Eastern Ave (127). Shortly after that take a... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

It costs $20-$25 to park here for the day so make sure you get your time in on the beach. An alternative would be to find a place to park off 127 or 127A and walk down Thatcher Road to the beach.

2. Land Bridge

At low tide look for the shallowest path out to the island from around this point on the beach. Beach sand shifts all the time and is dynamic so this point may change. Look for other people crossing over and follow them. If they suddenly hit a deep spot avoid that way! :)

3. Island

You'll have some nice views back towards Good Harbor Beach from here. If it's sunny take some time to relax on the rocks!