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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice park” (13 reviews)
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Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has a fort and wonderful picnic area for children and adults. There is enough entertainment for children even on gray days! On sunny days you can also enjoy the beautiful beach they have. There is parking but you have to take cash $15...More

Thank Danuza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely walk around the fort and the beach here. So many beautiful views here. You can picnic here , walk here, see sites here and also swim here.

Thank Dibird50
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 11 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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 28 June 2017

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 21 June 2017

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 19 June 2017

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
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22 July 2017|
Response from Pierre L | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available at $10 per vehicle on weekdays and $15 on weekends and holidays. There is also a dog park located in the parking lot of Stage Fort Park - for information please visit Gloucester Dog Park's website.
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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