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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  • We were on this beach at sunset. There were hardly any people and while it was a little bit chilly, it was beautiful and inviting. We saw the most spectacular sunset I've ever seen at that beach. It b...  more »
  • Low tide on a warm late September mid-week day was a great time to visit this beach. We walked in from a nearby motel, along the seafront hugging road, and dropped down on an elegantly humped footbrid...  more »
  • We stop for walk while in the area during a mid - October visit .. Just plan beautiful . it was low tide so there was plenty of wide open space . Very few others on the beach while we were there. smal...  more »

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