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Stage Fort Park and Beach

Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hough Street, Gloucester, MA 01833
+1 978-281-8865
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We went on a Tuesday after Labor Day. There was no parking fee but the normally $10 fee is well worth it. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. There are public restrooms as well as foot showers near the beach. A lot of space,...More

Thank maria b
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This park initially may appear small, however it has much to offer. There are coastal walking trails ( that connect to the Fisherman's Memorial Monument) , beach, large granite rock outcroppings, and spectacular views. Reasonable parking fees, with attendants, as well as a visitors center...More

Thank Walter E
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We visited the water festival taking place here. We parked away from this venue as it was very busy. The event hosted a display of old cars which were interesting. There was also a range of stalls with home made jewellery and art work and...More

Thank TheWoods04
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Primarily a crafts fair every summer for 2 days, but also many food booths and bouncy houses, bungee jumping, etc for the kids. Lots of great craft booths, lovely to walk around in this beautiful setting right on the ocean. If you can't park free...More

Thank lexmiller
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Visited yesterday with a friend who needs shade. Gentle waves and lifeguards would make this a wonderful beach for kids. Some parts are sandy and others are rocky. There are tide pools at low tide. Water was clear but they was some floating seaweed. I...More

Thank schultse
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This park has a fort and wonderful picnic area for children and adults. There is enough entertainment for children even on gray days! On sunny days you can also enjoy the beautiful beach they have. There is parking but you have to take cash $15...More

Thank Danuza
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Had a lovely walk around the fort and the beach here. So many beautiful views here. You can picnic here , walk here, see sites here and also swim here.

Thank Dibird50
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is the featured park area of Gloucester. On a hill above the harbor, looking back at the city, it also has the information center and PARKING and a shuttle to attractions (seasonally).

Thank Eddie01931
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Was up there last weekend and had really great time diving from the shore. The parking lot was $15 to park and fills up pretty fast. The beach was nice, but mostly rock at high tide.

Thank TTPaws
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you are looking for a quiet place to spend a few hours, you can't go wrong visiting this park. On the weekends there are lots of families there enjoying the park and beach, but there are enough trails and benches that you can usually...More

Thank Mercedes04
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Sarah W
23 July 2017|
Response from Pierre L | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available at $10 per vehicle on weekdays and $15 on weekends and holidays. There is also a dog park located in the parking lot of Stage Fort Park - for information please visit Gloucester Dog Park's website.
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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