Half Moon Beach

Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA 01930



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Half Moon Beach

Half Moon is a small quiet beach located in historic Stage Fort Park. It gets its name from the crescent shape of the beach. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Restrooms are located nearby at the Visitor Center and there are plenty of areas to enjoy a picnic or cookout. Parking is available in the parking lot for $15 per vehicle on weekdays and $20 on weekends and holidays. Alcohol, flotation devices, and inflatable objects are prohibited. The beach is handicapped accessible with a concrete ramp leading down to the beach area.

Directions: Take Exit 53 off Route 128 North. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto Route 133. Follow to the end with the Harbor in front of you. Turn right onto Western Avenue and then turn left into Stage Fort Park.


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