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 your visit to Good Harbor Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Gloucester tour planner.
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  • One of the best beaches in the north east area. Clean white sand with a view of ten pound island and the twin light lighthouses. There is always a surf on Good Harbor. Water is usually a bit cold, but...  more »
  • this is one of the best beaches i have ever been to, and i have been to a lot of beaches.It has two places to eat and rest rooms.  more »
  • i sure hope the city council will pass a ordinance as they are talking about to charge a walk on fee to good harbor to non residents. this would be a great revenue generator to the city  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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