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Good Harbor Beach

Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790
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This is the one of the most gorgeous Beach sites I've seen worldwide. I have not been to Greece so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Champe G
via mobile
Best place for an early morning walk or run.

In October, dogs are allowed on the beach. It is so much fun to watch them play. It is clean and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grahamsville, New York
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This picturesque curved white-sandy beach with a lazy rolling surf is a favorite among Gloucester residents and visitors.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Thatcher Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
+1 978-281-9790

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the one of the most gorgeous Beach sites I've seen worldwide. I have not been to Greece so I know that those beaches are spectacular but this spot is the most picturesque New England beach. It's a Cove it's incredibly dog friendly in...More

Thank Champe G
Reviewed 1 week ago

In October, dogs are allowed on the beach. It is so much fun to watch them play. It is clean and easily reached from the Atlantis Oceanfront Inn.

Thank paullounsbury
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a rainy day. Nice beach with lots of parking. Cozy walk on an overcast rainy day watching surfers trying to pick up waves. There are lots of dog walkers there.

Thank demuslee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year was our thirty seventh year visiting Gloucester, everyone on Good Harbor Beach. With some off season visits also. Our children spent one or two weeks every summer on this beach. The beach is clean, you take your garbage with you which cuts down...More

1  Thank jdifilip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love this beach. My husband and I always visit this beach when we travel to Gloucester. It is clean and gorgeous. Even though the beach was crowded when we went,no one was obnoxious . In fact the people were really friendly. One very...More

Thank witchtrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello, Beach Goers !! I am happy to report that I live in Gloucester and, have the fortunate opportunity to have some of the best beaches in New England - not to mention Seafood. When my kids were young, I would take them to another...More

Thank lmlw33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the beach where the locals go, I'm a Gloucester native, spent every summer on GOOD harbor beach, since teenager, that's a long long time! We expect all visitors to carry out their trash and leave our beach clean! Come,enjoy!!

Thank ninadave4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was absolutely stunning and shockingly pristine. Not a spec of trash to be found and we were here off season!

Thank happybride74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although we were not able to enjoy beach activities due to high winds and cool temps, we still enjoyed walking the large beach. Seemed pretty well kept.

Thank Gagens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice family friendly beach. The waves are pretty calm. We saw a few guys surfing, but the waves weren't very big. Loved the peacefulness.

Thank Katherine L
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elayne l
14 October 2017|
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Response from Eileen L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but I wouldn't count on it.
Joshua A
24 August 2017|
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Response from lmlw33 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. No no grilling here. But here's a little secret - after 5 when the lifeguards go home at wingarsheak, we grill on a habachi. It's awesome. I have never tried it at Good Harbor.
Devlin O
22 August 2017|
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Response from lmlw33 | Reviewed this property |
In season, pretty early. I'd suggest before 9. The latest on a good weather weekend, would be 830