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Address: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA 01930

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The Best of small beaches ! !

Half Moon Beach is a perfect little Sandy Cresent beach in the heart of Gloucester . In a hidden secluded area of Stage Fort Park . You can see the boats sailing out... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Gloucester, Massachusetts

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Half Moon Beach is a perfect little Sandy Cresent beach in the heart of Gloucester . In a hidden secluded area of Stage Fort Park . You can see the boats sailing out of the harbor . When my daughter comes back home to visit , she absolutely loves this beach. It is perfect for her little children to play... More 

Thank joppyindians
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The beach is quite small but it is always perfectly quiet in the mornings for relaxing and taking in a sunrise. The sand is also nice, since so many near by beaches are all rock. I have not visited durning the days in the summer but I could see that it would get very busy considering how small it is.

Thank CarlySchmidt
Portland, Maine
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

always enjoy visiting this neat little beach every time I am in town. shaped like a half moon and surrounded by cliff faces give it an amazing feel. climb the rocks or follow the paths to the top and you can see much of the town.

Thank Steven M
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Hard to get down to. When I was able to walk down I found it quite dirty. I hope someone has been able to get it in order. It lives up to its name as the rocks do form a half moon

Thank nanagrace
Hartford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This was a beautiful little beach area in the center of the town of Gloucester, MA. I would love to have gone swimming but it wasn't warm enough yet for that. It's worth a visit just to see it and it's perfect for photo's too.

Thank TreeHugger009
Richmondville, New York
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64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

It's a beautiful little beach, but can get crowded. Normally, people head to Long Beach on the other side though. There is a lifeguard on duty, which is nice. I attached a picture because it really is a nice little cove tucked away from everything. There are bathrooms and other amenities (like a visitor's center) at the park itself, but... More 

Thank Beth O
cape ann massachusetts
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83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

good place to see harbor of goucester from a hidden but different vantage pint espeically the day of the cape ann farmers market also a good pace to do a class in yoga or a private 'selfie' yoga practice !!!

Thank softwear1
North Olmsted, United States
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This is one of the few beaches where you can find free parking relatively close. A family beach, not very wide so if you hate crowds and don't want to walk forever, this is perfect. There are plenty of small shells and beach glass.

Thank Tracey A
Hudson, New Hampshire
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238 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

This beach is small but framed by giant rock outcrops. My sister-in-law is a swimmer and she absolutely loved it. Very pretty.

Thank BoilerDaveNH
New Castle, PA
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127 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stopped here. Paid $10 for parking and they weren't collecting when we left (which was less than an hour later). Beach was too rocky for us to enjoy and smelled a little funny. My daughter played at the playground a little bit before we left.

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