Wingaersheek Beach
Wingaersheek Beach
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Joe D
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
It really is the most amazing beach.
We had to download an app to park which was easy to do.
There are toilets on site and a small shop.
We arrived when the tide was out and we had a lovely walk out on one of the sandbars with our young kids. Hours later when the tide came in we had such a great time swimming and exploring. Beautiful sand and calm waters.
An absolute must visit
Written September 24, 2023
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wwlowe
New Jersey58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is a public beach in Gloucester and there was a long line to get in on a Sunday afternoon during the summer. Also, be aware that you need a resident sticker to park or else pay about $20 a day for parking for non-residents.
Written August 2, 2023
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Ambassador435631
United States13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We visited this beach for the first time in summer 2022, and this will be a beach we will be coming back to each year. What a find! So beautiful, perfect for families with kids, and even the young at heart. The bathrooms close early, I wish they could be open till sunset, and even the food stalls should be open longer for a perfect summer beach experience.
Written January 23, 2023
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VP Travel Adventures
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Our visit in late September was a little too cool to swim but warm enough to walk along the water's edge and dig your toes in the sand. It would've been nice to be there during low tide, but our timing didn't work out. After a long day of traveling and traffic, this was the perfect spot to walk and enjoy the tranquility of the soft rolling waves.
Written September 28, 2022
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William McC
Boston, MA360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Twice in the past, before Gloucester wisely adopted an online parking reservations system for the summer high season, I waited in stop-and-go traffic hoping in vain to get to this famous beach, but ultimately ran out of time and had to turn around on both occasions. I eventually had a chance to visit in early December, at sunset. The long wait was worth it. While the many summer services on this beach were closed, of course, the stirring beauty of the flat rippled sandy shoreline, stretching in dusky majesty toward the Annisquam Lighthouse on the horizon in one direction, and the North Shore coastline on the other, knows no season. A cold wind was blowing steadily, but nonetheless there was a scattering of intrepid beach visitors, each seemingly taking in the wondrous show in reverent silence. In this rarefied setting, a brief flash of surrendering sunlight on a distant window was like a wink from heaven.
Written September 16, 2022
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Donna B
Reading, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Favorite experience was sitting on a rock with my legs in a tidal pool. Second favorite: walking up & down the beach while people-watching.
Written August 6, 2022
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Dana W
Bowie, MD26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This was our 2nd stop when arrive into Mass, driving from Boston to Portland. We arrived at 2:30 not realizing we needed passes WHOOPS lucky for us the attendants departed around 3:30 and we were able to park and enjoy the beach. We had just enough time to make a quick stop at the local store to grab snacks, beverages and believe it or not an awesome book for $1! Sand is so soft, water is clear and the rocks are amazing to explore. The tide was going out while we were there, amazing to see the beach become massive as the water went out. We only went about knee deep since it was COLD- We are use to the more Southern Maryland area beach’s. There was a gelato stand and food area and porta potty’s. Very clean beach! Highly recommend for all ages. We had 3 generations and all were happy! That’s hard to do!
Written July 30, 2022
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jenifer megan s
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Wingaersheek beach is a fabulous beach! The water is lovely, and the sand and rocks make for hours of exploring and beach combing. Great place for photos! We come every few weeks in the off season, less in season due to the following:

What is not great…. Folks coming from out of town and not caring for the beach as an ecosystem…littering, taking buckets of live sand dollars( even after being politely educated that the sand dollars were alive, the folks shook their heads said we’re from Indiana what do we care?). Others took moon snails, periwinkles and surf clams. I was heartbroken on my last trip there, to see such blatant disregard for the Gloucester community, beach and it’s living beings! Perhaps Wingaersheek needs to fine folks for removing live sea creatures, like other states do. Be a good tourist and leave everything better than you found it.
Written July 18, 2022
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Mermaid6973
Amherst, MA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
First time I was at this beach was in the 60's when I was a young teen. It is still one of the most beautiful ocean beaches.
Written June 5, 2022
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Laura S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Beach is very long and good for walking on. Waves tend to be gentle and not much surf. It was too cold to swim yet while we were there but it was pretty to watch boats go by.
Written June 2, 2022
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