Gloucester, Massachusetts

Discover Gloucester Massachusetts, just 45 minutes from Boston! Home to America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester offers rich maritime history, fresh-caught seafood, an active working waterfront, and several of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy adventures by land, and by sea, and experience the best of New England’s natural beauty on the coast. Gloucester is alive with arts and cultural attractions, theater, museums, boating, events & festivals, award-winning cuisine, boutiques, and a walkable downtown. There is so much to explore!

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Beach Parking Information

Plan ahead and book your parking reservations for Gloucester beaches this summer! Parking reservations are required for non-Gloucester residents visiting Good Harbor Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, and Stage Fort Park, using the Blinkay mobile app or Blinkay website.

Read full beach parking guidelines here.

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The 2024-25 Discover Gloucester Visitor Guide is now available in print and digitally!

 

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Decklyn’s is the place to be this summer in #GloucesterMA! 

We’re back to check out more tequila offerings around town with @realtor_katelyn to learn about the extensive lineup of tequilas, cocktails, favorite menu items, and waterfront views, plus live music on the weekend at @decklyns🍹

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Time for another round of "Where in #GloucesterMA would you find this view?" Any ideas? 👀

#DiscoverGloucester #CapeAnn #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer #OnTheWater #OceanViews #Waterfront
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🌊 It`s #WorldOceanDay and we`re acknowledging the vital role the ocean plays in our lives. Here in Gloucester, our rich maritime heritage, thriving fishing industry, and educational and conservation initiatives remind us of the ocean`s importance every day.

👉 Learn more at WorldOceanDay.org and plan your visit to experience conservation in action by adding these experiences to your next Gloucester trip:

🦞 @maritimegloucester
🐳 @7seaswhalewatch
🐳 @capeannwhalewatch
🪽 @massaudubon at Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary
🌳 @ecgreenbelt

#DiscoverGloucester #ProtectOurPlanet #GloucesterMA #OceanConservation #ClimateAction #MarineLife #OnTheWater #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #SaveTheOcean #NewEngland
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✨ Spend your summer on Mile Marker One’s Bridge Deck! Enjoy stunning water views, live music, and delicious eats from the Seacuterie Board to the Double Lobster Smash Burger, Lobster Grilled Cheese, and of course, a Lobster Roll. Perfect for lunch, dinner, drinks, and kicking back at their full bar!

Make the most of the season with the ultimate waterfront dining experience and reserve your table today ➡️ CapeAnnMarina.com/Dining 🌞🦞🍹

@milemarkerone
#DiscoverGloucester #CapeAnn #NewEnglandSummer #BridgeDeckDining #WaterfrontViews #SummerVibes #LiveMusic #MileMarkerOne #GloucesterMA #BookNow #WaterfrontDining #OnTheWater #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #CapeAnnMarina #NewEngland
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Here’s a sneak peek at next week’s video in our tequila series! Any guesses where you’ll find this signature cocktail in #GloucesterMA? 👀

#discovergloucester #visitnorthofboston #visitma #capeann #tequila #onthewater #localeats #waterview #summertime #newengland #newenglandsummer
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What`s your go-to summer lunch spot in #GloucesterMA? We`re thinking about ordering some fresh local seafood on the patio at @yellagrille today! ☀️

📸: @yellagrille

#DiscoverGloucester #CapeAnn #CapeAnnEats #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #WaterfrontDining #OceanViews #LocalEats
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☀️ Planning the perfect beach day in Gloucester, MA is a breeze! 🏖️

Reserve your parking spot online, and pack up all your beach essentials—don’t forget the sunblock and plenty of water! 💧

Pick up delicious lunch options on your way like crispy Fish ‘n’ Chips from @turnersseafoodgloucester or Italian sandwiches @virgilios__bakery virgilios__bakery 🥖🇮🇹.

Ready to hit the sand? Drop your beach day questions below, and we’ll help you make the most of your summer in #GloucesterMA! 🌞

#DiscoverGloucester #CapeAnn #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #BeachDay #SummerVibes #TurnersSeafood #VirgiliosBakery #BeachLife #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer
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Where in #GloucesterMA was this photo taken? 👀 Let us know if you have a guess! … If you guessed @capeannmotorinn, you were correct!

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May in Gloucester was nothing short of magical! From beach days to delicious local seafood, local shops, and Swing Into Spring events, we had an incredible month! 🌊🦞🛍️

Here’s to an amazing start of summer! What are you looking forward to in June? This month’s calendar features #CapeAnnPride this weekend, St. Peter’s Fiesta, and so much more! 🌞

#DiscoverGloucester #MayMemories #GloucesterMA #SummerVibes #CapeAnn #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #SwingIntoSpring #DGSwingIntoSpring #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer
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☀️ Experience the flavors of summer at 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar in #GloucesterMA! 🍽️

🦞🦪 From the Fiesta Tower to the Local Tuna Tartare, each dish celebrates fresh, local ingredients. Summer menu highlights also include the Pan Seared Halibut, of course, a delicious Lobster Roll.

Visit 1606Restaurant.com to check out the full menu, plus special events, brunch offerings, cocktails, and more.

#DiscoverGloucester #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer #SummerMenu #CapeAnnDining #SeafoodLovers #FreshLocalIngredients #OceanfrontDining
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"Ostara" is now open at @michalak.nagle here in #GloucesterMA!

This exhibition celebrates the spring season and is bursting with bright floral color and earthy undertones. Featured artists include gallery co-owners Vanessa Michalak and Rebecca Nagle as well as work by visiting artists Loren Doucette, Jennifer Brown and Sasha Parfenova. The show runs through June 23rd.

Plan your visit for Saturday, June 1, to see a pastel demo by @lorendoucette 🎨

📸: @michalak.nagle
Above artwork created by @rebecca.nagle.artist

#DiscoverGloucester #ContemporaryArt #CapeAnn #CapeAnnCreates #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #LocalArt #Gloucester #MNGallery #ArtGallery
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The beer garden is open for the season at Cape Ann Lanes! Head over this weekend for a cold beer on the patio, and enjoy lunch or dinner after you bowl. 🎳 🍻

📸: @capeannlanes

#DiscoverGloucester #CapeAnnLanes #CapeAnn #GloucesterMA #NewEngland #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #ThingsToDoInBoston #NorthShoreMA #Summer
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🌞🚗 Reserve Your Parking Spot for Gloucester’s Beaches! 🚗🌞

Planning a beach day in #GloucesterMA? Make sure you snag your parking spot in advance with Blinkay, the beach parking reservation system for non-resident beachgoers.

📲 Reserve up to 10 days ahead for Good Harbor Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, and Stage Fort Park via the Blinkay app or website. (Note: Reservations are required for non-residents and cash is not accepted at the gate.)

👉 Have any questions? Ask below and we’ll help you plan the perfect beach day!

#DiscoverGloucester #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #BeachDay #ParkingMadeEasy #Blinkay #SummerFun #BeachVibes #TravelTips #NewEngland #NewEnglandSummer #CapeAnn #Weekend
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Where in #GloucesterMA would you find this view? Tell us your guess in the comments! 👀 (Hint: This seating area is exclusive for guests staying at one of Gloucester`s waterfront hotels. 🌊 )

UPDATE: This photo was taken in the ocean view seating area at @oceanhousegloucester !

#DiscoverGloucester #CapeAnnMA #VisitNorthOfBoston #VisitMA #OceanViews #NewEngland #newenglandsummer
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