Gloucester Beaches & Stage Fort Park Reopening Plan July 2020
Good Harbor and Wingaersheek Beaches are now both open to residents and a limited number of non-residents, at a reduced capacity. Stage Fort Park remains open to the public. Non-residents will be required to pay daily parking rates at the gate.
Resident parking is available with a 2019 or 2020 beach parking sticker or license and motor vehicle registration showing a Gloucester address. At Niles and Plum Cove Beaches, if residents do not have last year’s beach sticker and are still waiting for this year’s sticker they should put their motor vehicle registration showing a Gloucester address on their dashboard to avoid being ticketed.
Beach visitors are required to set up at least 12 feet apart from other groups on their towels, limit groups to no more than 10 people; wear face coverings or masks when unable to maintain a 6’ distance from others (except when swimming), and carry in, carry out trash.
It is not the responsibility of city staff, lifeguards or police to enforce social distancing or the wearing of masks and face coverings. If it becomes clear that social distancing and other guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is not being followed, we may need to close or further limit access to our beaches and Stage Fort Park.