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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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capeannvacations.com 33 Cressy's Beach at Stage Fort Park Route 127 (Western Avenue) to Hough Avenue Located on the lower side of historic Stage Fort Park, Cressy's Beach is a rocky beach with a breathtaking view of Gloucester Harbor. Families and couples spend countless hours during the summer enjoying cookouts, picnics and playing Frisbee on the park's wide open lawns. • Dogs are allowed in the park but are prohibited on the beach. • Restrooms are located within the park as well as at a privately owned restaurant located adjacent to the park. • Parking is available at Stage Fort Park at a rate of $10 per vehicle weekdays and $15 on the weekends and holidays. • Alcohol is prohibited. There is no lifeguard. • Directions: Take Exit 14 off Route 128 North. At the bottom of the ramp, bear right onto Route 133 toward Gloucester. Follow to the end with the Harbor in front of you. Bear right onto Western Avenue (Route 127) and then take an immediate left on Hough Avenue into Stage Fort Park. The Beaches of Cape Ann For more information visit capeannvacations.com Half Moon Beach at Stage Fort Park Route 127 (Western Avenue) to Hough Avenue Half Moon Beach is a quiet, intimate, crescent-shaped beach located at historic Stage Fort Park. Surrounded by a rocky hill and ample shady spots, it offers more seclusion from the rest of the park. 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. The beach is handicapped accessible. • Dogs are allowed in the park but are prohibited on the beach. • Restrooms are located within the park. • Parking is available at Stage Fort Park at a rate of $10 per vehicle weekdays and $15 on the weekends and holidays. • Alcohol is prohibited. • Directions: Take Exit 14 off Route 128 North. At the bottom of the ramp, bear right onto Route 133 toward Gloucester. Follow to the end with the Harbor in front of you. Bear right onto Western Avenue (Route 127) and then take an immediate left on Hough Avenue into Stage Fort Park. Pavilion Beach Western Avenue (Route 127) at the eastern end of Stacy Boulevard Near Gloucester's famous Fishermen's Memorial Statue (The Man at the Wheel), Pavilion Beach on Gloucester Harbor is the perfect site for beachcombing and for gazing upon the plethora of watercraft as they head out to the channel. Located a short walk from downtown Gloucester, the beach is perfect for a quick dip before a trip to many of the nearby restaurants and shops just waiting for you to explore. The beach, a mix of sand and stone, does not have lifeguards on duty. • Alcohol is prohibited. • Limited public parking is available along Stacy Boulevard. Free public parking is also available at the nearby Saint Peter's parking lot, located at the intersection of Rogers and Commercial Streets and adjacent to the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center located at 33 Commercial Street. ©David Cox Good Harbor Beach ©Michelle Budrow Half Moon Beach

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