Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester

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Check out sandy Good Harbor Beach, known as one of the cleanest beaches in the area. Bordered by greenery, the beach also features a small island that's reachable by foot when the tide is low and a picturesque peninsula with charming villas overlooking the sea. Head out for a swim in the clear ocean waters, lie in the sun with a drink by your side, or rent a boogie board on site and hit the waves. With a very gentle seafloor drop, the site is suitable for families with children and for nonswimmers. The beach has a snack bar and restrooms. Plan to visit Good Harbor Beach during your Gloucester vacation using our convenient Gloucester vacation trip planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Unbelievable day at nice hidden gem in Gloucester. The fee is $30 and you receive a trash bag to carry off your refuse. The beach is spotless, lifeguards on duty. Clean bathrooms and snack bar. This i...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Love Good harbor or long beach! Gets a little crowded at high tide, especially considering the rain this summer!  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Favorite place in Gloucester. The views and scenery are fantastic. White sandy beaches; fun boogie-boarding waves. Everything you'd want in a beach. Can walk out quite a ways without the water being o...  more »

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The town prides itself on maintaining a quaint New England charm. Many inns and rental properties offer views, or accommodation in historical red-brick buildings. Some accommodations have only a few rooms, so book ahead to ensure you get the room of your choice.
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