Beach and King Street Inn ~ Rockport, MA
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Long Beach - Gloucester and Rockport

Long Beach - Gloucester and Rockport

33 Rockport Road
Gloucester, MA 01930

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Long Beach: Gloucester and Rockport Located off Route 127A and running across the Gloucester/Rockport line off Thatcher Road, this beach is long (of course), flat and sandy. The beach faces east, with a nice view of the twin lighthouses on Thacher's Island. From Gloucester you drive by Good Harbor Beach and when you get to Rockport Road you'll see a fork with an ice cream stand. In this area there are a few small private paid parking lots a short walk from the beach. There is no public parking on the Gloucester end. To approach from Rockport, keep going on Route 127A to Seaview Street, where there is a parking lot. Long Beach: Gloucester and Rockport: Located off Route 127A and running across the Gloucester/Rockport line off Thatcher Road, this beach is long (of course), flat and sandy. The beach faces east, with a nice view of the twin lighthouses on Thacher's Island.From Gloucester you drive by Good Harbor Beach and when you get to Rockport Road you'll see a fork with an ice cream stand. In this area there are a few small private paid parking lots a short walk from the beach. There is no public parking on the Gloucester end. To approach from Rockport, keep going on Route 127A to Seaview Street, where there is a parking lot, but you will require a non-resident beach sticker. The seasonal sticker is valid only for Long Beach and Cape Hedge Beach. To get one you can either go to Rockport Town Hall and buy one ($100) or get a mail form at the town of Rockport website, www.town.rockport.ma.us. Parking is limited so get there early on hot days.The Rockport end of the beach has its own lifeguards. Gloucester lifeguards patrol the Gloucester end. You can walk from Long Beach and pass a large rocky outcropping onto Cape Hedge Beach. This is a long, beautiful beach walk from either direction.Parking is limited so get there early on hot days. The Rockport end of the beach has its own lifeguards. Gloucester lifeguards patrol the Gloucester end. You can walk from Long Beach and pass a large rocky outcropping onto Cape Hedge Beach. This is a long, beautiful beach walk from either direction.