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Annisquam Harbor Lighthouse (Annisquam Light)

Downtown

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Built in 1801, the Annisquam Harbor Lighthouse (Annisquam Light) marks the entrance to the Annisquam River at Wigwam Point. It is situated on the Annisquam River and is one of… Read more »

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Cressy’s Beach

Downtown

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Located at the lower end of Historic Stage Fort Park, this rocky beach overlooks Gloucester Harbor.

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Niles Beach

East Gloucester

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Located near Eastern Point with beautiful views of Gloucester harbor and the Boston skyline. Walk-ons only.

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Good Harbor Beach

East Gloucester

(978) 281-9785

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Wide flat beach excellent for walking, body surfing, volleyball. Lifeguards, food, changing rooms, restrooms, fee for parking.

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Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary

East Gloucester

(978) 887-9264

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What Eastern Point lacks in space it more than makes up for in views and wildlife.

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Eastern Point Lighthouse

East Gloucester

The lighthouse station itself is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard and is closed to the public.

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Folly Cove

Lanesville

Located right on the Gloucester-Rockport line, Folly Cove is one of Cape Ann’s most popular scuba diving spots, offering a great wall just outside of the cove and an abundance of sea life.

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Pavilion Beach

Downtown

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Located adjacent to Downtown Gloucester, Pavilion Beach is the perfect spot to take a quick dip or simply just put your feet in the water.

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Half Moon Beach

Downtown

Half Moon is a small quiet beach located in historic Stage Fort Park.

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Plum Cove Beach

Lanesville

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Located on Washington Street in the northern section of the City, this small, quiet beach has been enjoyed by families in Lanesville for many years.

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Long Beach

Rockport

Off of Rockport Road and spanning both Gloucester and Rockport.

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Wingaersheek Beach

West Gloucester

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Flour soft white sand, tide pools, lighthouse views, calm water. Lifeguards, food, changing rooms, restrooms, fee for parking.

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Dog Bar (at Eastern Point Lighthouse)

East Gloucester

At the entrance to Gloucester Harbor, sits a spectacular 2,250’ granite jetty, known as DogBar Breakwater, or just the Breakwater.

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Ten Pound Island Lighthouse c. 1821

Downtown

Built in 1821 to help mariners find their way into Gloucester’s inner harbor, Ten Pound Light can be seen from many points along the waterfront.

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Town of Rockport

Rockport

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Discover Rockport’s beautiful beaches, quaint shops, historical landmarks, delicious restaurants, working studios, and its charm.

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Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse (Straitsmouth Island Light)

Rockport

617-599-2590

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Originally built in 1835, Straitsmouth Light marks the entrance to nearby Rockport Harbor. View this charming lighthouse from downtown Rockport, Bearskin Neck, or by sea.

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Thacher Island Twin Lighthouses

Rockport

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Cape Ann Light Station, also known as Thacher Island Twin Lights, was first established on Thacher Island in 1771. Thacher Island is located about a mile offshore of Rockport.

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