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Stage Fort Park and Beach

Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped here on my way into Gloucester and really enjoyed the park. There is a fascinating fort built into the rocks overlooking the harbor and a small but picturesque beach. It is worth a visit to enjoy the fort and views.

Thank Geof J
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This Park is located just outside Gloucester Harbor with views of the Harbor Easton Point Light and sometimes Boston in the distance, a good place to have a cookout or just to stay at the beach a little bit for all and a good placeto...More

1  Thank bubbia1
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This park is walkable from downtown Gloucester. There is a fine playground, dog park, picnic tables with an adjacent sandy beach, volleyball area, baseball diamond and a short walk further are an old cannon emplacement and a vest pocket beach. Great views abound. Parking along...More

Thank CoastalTraveler_11
Reviewed 12 October 2016

While on a road trip to the throughout the Boston area, we came upon this wonderful park. we only stopped at first to stretch our legs...and ended up spending two hours here. We ate a picnic lunch overlooking Half Moon Beach. There were some children...More

Thank beachbums606
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great place for a walk, a BBQ, or just to relax. Beautiful view. Nice Gazebo with ocean view that can be rented for a couple hours from the town for Wedding ceremonies.

Thank Jodi L
Reviewed 30 September 2016

A beautiful park which provides local residents with ballfields, beaches, playgrounds, and boulders to climb on. Nice visitors' center there staffed by volunteers. The Tablet Rock was truly impressive. We never did find the remains of the fort, or anyone who could tell us about...More

Thank lauranda
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stage Fort Park has 2 beaches - Cressy's, which is rather rocky, and the more popular Half Moon beach, which is sandy and good for families. There are lots of places to walk and explore, on the water and up higher in the park. Stage...More

Thank cydney04106
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is great place for family fun - BBQ (gas and coal), beaches, playgrounds, and even Scuba divers have their parties and dives here. Parking is little bit expansive though, so it better carpooling. However, overall this is a great place for family fun.

Thank Olex B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Found this place by accident. Loved the beautiful scenery and the people in the visitors center were fabulous. Gave us great suggestions and directions. The granite rocks along the shore were stunning and easy to climb on - there are granite stairs that wind thru...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is an amazing park and a great place for a family day. The beaches are beautiful and the playground is in great shape. We spent most of our visit at this park with our young son we all had a great time and are...More

Thank Kevin N
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Can you bring a portable grill and cook in stage fort park in gloucester?
7 July 2015|
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Response from critic49 | Reviewed this property |
I have never noticed a gas grille at the park. I would think a gas grille is more practical and safer than charcoal. They have receptacles for the hot charcoals for your conveyance. If you want to make sure then I would... More