60 Western Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Located just off of Stacy Boulevard (Western Avenue, just west of downtown Gloucester on Route 127), the location of the famous "Fisherman Statue." As you face the harbor at the statue, turn left and you'll walk onto the beach by staying close to the water. Most visitors don't come to know of this small downtown harbor beach because it's not one of the most popular. However, this is a good place to relax and the swimming is good, although the surface is a mix of sand and cobbles along the water's edge. If you get shut out from the major beaches, you can have this place almost to yourself. The ambiance is not as "away from it all" as other beaches. Here you'll enjoy a beautiful harbor view and a parade of boats, but behind you is a residential neighborhood and commercial buildings. There is no parking lot and no facilities. You can park on the Boulevard near the Fisherman statue and walk a short distance to the beach. The Boulevard has ice cream, variety shops and a couple of restaurants if you get the munchies.