BEACHES IN GLOUCESTER, MA

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One of thebest beaches in Massachusetts is located right here in Gloucester just north of Boston. Good Harbor Beach is located less than one mile away from Atlantis Oceanfront Inn. The gorgeous Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester runs along the Annisquam River and Ipswich Bay and is located just 7 miles away.  Half Moon Beach at Stage Fort Park is located just over 3 miles away. Book your reservation for your next beach getaway with us. 

 

Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester

Good Harbor Beach

1.6 miles

The soft, white sands of Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester is a pleasant 15-minute walk from Atlantis Oceanfront Inn.  At low tide, you can walk out to Salt Island. Enjoy body surfing and boogie boarding. Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.  When the surf is up, surfers flock to Good Harbor after 5pm and off season. Food, drinks, beach toys, restrooms, showers and beach wheelchairs are available. The beach is handicapped accessible.

Wingaersheek Beach

Wingaersheek Beach

7.8 miles

The gorgeous Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester runs along the Annisquam River and Ipswich Bay. At low tide the beach extends out for hundreds of yards and a long sandbar is exposed making for wonderful places to walk and explore – especially with children.  Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily. Food, drinks, beach toys, restrooms, showers and beach wheelchairs are available from 9:00am to 6:00pm daily. The beach is handicapped accessible.

Half Moon Beach Stage Fort Park in Gloucester

Half Moon Beach

3.4 miles

Half Moon Beach in Gloucester is a small, quiet beach at historic Stage Fort Park near a playground. Plenty of parking is available and Atlantis Oceanfront Inn guests receive parking passes. Restrooms are located within the park. Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.  The beach is handicapped accessible with a concrete ramp from the parking lot to the beach. Dogs are allowed in the park but are prohibited on the beach.

May 2022: Changes to Gloucester Beach Parking

Please note: The City of Gloucester has implemented a new online reservation system for all Gloucester Beaches parking pass purchases effective Saturday, May 28, 2022. Parking reservations will be required starting Memorial Day Weekend to park at any of the beaches in Gloucester, and cash will not be accepted at the gate. The link to purchase your parking passes can be found here: https://gloucesterweb.yodelpass.com/beaches.You may book your beach parking reservation as soon as 10 days before your desired date. Answers to frequently asked questions about this new system can be found on the Gloucester Beach Information website. Due to this recent change, we are unable to offer a discounted rate for our hotel guests at this time. We aim to continue to work with the City of Gloucester in hopes that this may be available again in the near future. 

 

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