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Surfing in Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts USA

Good swells:
Southeast, East
Starts working:
1-2.5 m/3-8 ft
Best tide position:
low and mid
Best wind direction:
North, South, Southeast, Northeast
Located on Thatcher Road, Rte 127A, Good harbor beach is a relatively small, sandy beach in Gloucester, suitable for all levels of experience.

It is an appealing location and can be an exciting place to spend your time. Good swell comes from the Southeast and East and it starts working at less than 1 m/3 ft and can reach up to more than 2.5 m/8 ft. Optimal tide position is low and mid tide and best wind direction comes from the North, South, Southeast and Northeast. This is a great spot once the conditions are ideal with big waves during winter.

In summer, it is not a very crowded place and surfing is not allowed during business hours, but no restrictions off season. You should mind the rocks at the bottom.

Close to the city of Gloucester, a very popular destination in summer time, you can find all the hotels and dinning places you need.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Boston
38.4 mi / 61.8 km, 51 mins
Head southwest at Tremont St to School St, turn right at Park St and then left at Beacon St. Turn right at MA-28 N, then follow I-93 N/US-1 N/Tobin Bridge to continue at Interstate 93 N/Concord New Hampshire and then enter I-93 N. Take exit 37A to enter I-95 N/MA-128 towards Peabody. At the circular node continue towards Massachusetts Route 128, turn left at Eastern Ave, right at Barn Ln then left at Thatcher Rd and Good Harbor beach is on your right.
BY AIR
Beverly Airport,
17.2 mi / 27.6 km

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