Good Harbor Beach
Gloucester's Good Harbor Beach is a beautiful beach with powdery white sand and great waves, facing the Atlantic. View our photo guide
There is a concession stand at the main entrance that features burgers, grilled cheese, drinks, slush, and ice cream. Rest rooms and showers are available until 5pm - and then a portable toilet is on hand for after hours. Good Harbor is particularly amenable to families and children.
During low tide there is a sand bar that opens up to the left so you can walk out to the rocky island. Low tide also leaves lots of room for digging, or passing a football or frisbee. Boogie boards are welcome at Good Harbor Beach, and the waves are great at both low & high tides.
Check the tide charts here.
NEW! Beach Parking Reservations 2022
The city of Gloucester is launching “Yodel”, a new system that will let non-residents reserve and pay for parking at city beaches ahead of time.
Visitors can grab a spot through Yodel’s website up to 10 days before they hit the beach, a move that will guarantee them a prepaid spot if spots are available. As for residents, there is no reservation required. Reserve a Parking Spot
Parking at Good Harbor Beach:
Parking fee is $30 during the week per car; $35 weekends. Parking is limited and reservations are now required. There is a designated area for resident parking as well.
This is a carry-in/carry-out beach. You must take your trash with you.
If you are interested in finding out about other great beaches near Boston, we've put together a list of some of our very favorite beaches that are all within an hour's drive of Boston, or less!
9am - 5pm
Gates open at 8am and close at 9pm
Memorial Day thru Labor Day (**parking fees will apply until October)
$30.00 weekdays, $35.00 weekends, holidays
Visit the Gloucester Beach Facebook Page for information on daily parking availability.
Thatcher Road; Rte. 127A, Gloucester, MA map
Take Rte. 128 into Gloucester. Follow the signs for East Gloucester/Rockport. Go through two rotaries. Go through the first set of lights. At the second set of lights take a left onto Bass Avenue. Follow that for about a mile. At the intersection of Bass Avenue and Thatcher Rd. Take a left. You will see the beach off to the right.
- Check beach conditions before you go.
Awesome BeachThis is a beautiful beach and great for kids. Since the cost is a bit prohibitive, I don't go often, but this one is a gem.
Great Beachhey, i love going to the beach, and i always go to Good Harbor. its really clean, not like some other beaches that have trash all over them. I like it, it's a fun place.
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