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The beach has it all. Beautiful white sand, a view of the river and the Atlantic, a yacht club... read more

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David C
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Softest sand ever! Clearest water too!! You do not want to miss out on this beach!! We arrived... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Felicia Z
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Gloucester, MA

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The beach has it all. Beautiful white sand, a view of the river and the Atlantic, a yacht club across the way. Water is crystal clear and refreshing. It gets warmed up a bit by the river which makes it very pleasant on a hot...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Softest sand ever! Clearest water too!! You do not want to miss out on this beach!! We arrived after 5 pm and it was free to get in!

Thank Felicia Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we were here - we were camping down the street. After 5 we didn't have to pay for parking, not sure it would be worth the $25 or $30 they normally charge. We always hit it at low tide - the beach went...More

Thank Lovelyliki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The parking lot and clam shack leaves a lot to be desired but once you get to the beach, this is one of the best beach in New England. The water is crystal clear blue that I'm happy to let my kids swim in it....More

Thank Kunthea P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this beautiful beach in the early spring, and fell in love. Returning to Boston for a a little break I knew I was going to visit this beach, and enjoy my time. I've been to beaches all over our beautiful nation, but never,...More

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful clean beach with soft sand, and scenic, lighthouse view. We arrived after 5 pm so no parking fee. Cold water but fun to enjoy the beach and the rock area. Around 7-7:30 pm tiny biting gnats appeared and we made a run for it!

Thank summerinplaya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful beach. The road is a bit windy and hilly, but persevere. Bath house, and a wide stretch of lovely sandy beach.

Thank MWitz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great, Sandy beach with no under tow. Best of all, around low tide you can walk on the long sand bar. Also, lots of little critters in the tide pools.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Beautiful clean beach. The tides are neat to see and create a sandbar. The scenery is just great. It is worth seeing, especially with children. Cons: The public restrooms & showers close early (6:00). Parking pass is needed.

Thank Wesley C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful beach! Loved being able to walk so far along the beach, especially at low tide. When low tide is a long walk to the water. Quiet beach with beautiful homes along the shore.

Thank kgfarr19
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23 August 2016|
Response from M_N0415 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any flies when we were there. No insects of any kind, actually!
Sarah C
20 August 2016|
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Response from chlitue | Reviewed this property |
I think you will be able to get a spot. It's good to go either early am or later afternoon. I'm not sure about here, but a Good Harbor beach parking is cheaper after 3 and free after 5.
18 August 2016|
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Response from Robin C |
No, not really. There is no on-street parking and it's over two miles to the next road. Some folks take a taxi in!