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2016 Cape Ann Guide

2012 Cape Ann Guide – Experience Cape Ann…serving Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport. Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

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Experience Cape Ann 2016-2017 32 The Beaches of Cape Ann For more information visit capeannvacations.com GLOUCESTER Good Harbor Beach Route 127A (Thatcher Road) With shining white sand stretching out into the Atlantic and picturesque views of Thacher Island's twin lights, beautiful Good Harbor is one of the most popular beaches on Cape Ann. At low tide, one can take a leisurely stroll out to Salt Island while at high tide one can enjoy body surfng or styrofoam boogie boards (all other foatation devices and surf boards are prohibited). Lifeguards are on duty daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. • Carry In – Carry Out policy for trash, so all visitors should bring a trash bag with them. • Alcohol is prohibited. Concession stands are open during the summer so patrons may purchase food, drinks, toys and other items as needed. • Restrooms and showers are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. • Parking (buses prohibited) is available during the week at a rate of $20 per vehicle, and on the weekends and holidays at $25 per vehicle. Non-resident parking is limited so arrive early in order to get a parking space, especially during the summer months. Gates open at 8:00 am and are locked at 9:00 pm. The beach is handicapped accessible. • Directions: Take Route 128 North into Gloucester. Follow the signs for East Gloucester/Rockport, and continue on through two rotaries. At the frst traffc light take a left onto Eastern Avenue (Route 127 N) and follow for approximately ½ mile to the Shaw's Plaza on your right. Turn right at the end of the plaza onto Barn Lane. At the end of Barn Lane turn left onto Thatcher Road and the beach lot will be approximately ¼ mile on your right. Wingaersheek Beach Route 133 to Concord Street (Exit 13) to Atlantic Street Hugging the shore of the Annisquam River and reaching out toward Ipswich Bay, Wingaersheek Beach is a large beach with a cozy feel. Adults and kids alike enjoy the numerous tidal pools and large rocks for climbing that adorn the beach. A long sandbar is exposed at low tide and makes for a perfect beach stroll. Lifeguards are on duty daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. All foatation devices and surf boards are prohibited. • Carry In – Carry Out policy for trash, so all visitors should bring a trash bag with them. • Alcohol is prohibited. Concession stands are open during the summer so patrons may purchase food, drinks, toys and other items as needed. • Restrooms and showers are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. • Parking (buses prohibited) is available during the week at a rate of $20 per vehicle, and on the weekends and holidays at $25 per vehicle. Non-resident parking is limited so arrive early in order to get a parking space, especially during the summer months. Gates open at 8:00 am and are locked at 9:00 pm. The beach is handicapped accessible. • Directions: Take Route 128 North to Exit 13. At the bottom of the ramp, take a left onto Concord Street and follow for about 1 ½ miles. You will see a traffc island with a sign saying Wingaersheek Beach. Turn right onto Atlantic Street and follow to the end. Both Concord Street and Atlantic Street are narrow, winding roads with many curves. Please drive carefully and observe the speed limits not only for your own safety but for the safety of those who may be walking along the road. As you turn onto Atlantic Street, look for the sign regarding the beach parking lot. If the "lot full" sign is out it means the lot is closed to non-residents and only those with a resident beach sticker can gain access to the lot. ©Papa Dunes Photography, papadunesphotography.smugmug.com Wingaersheek Beach

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