Bathing Beaches


The Gloucester Health Department acts to protect the public from diseases associated with pathogenic agents and hazardous chemicals at public swimming areas. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s State Sanitary Code 105 CMR 445 regarding Bathing Beaches is enforced by the Gloucester Health Department through weekly water sampling, posting of unsafe water areas and investigation of possible contamination sources.

Beach Testing 

The Health Department conducts weekly testing.  Please visit: Beach Inspection Data for the latest results. 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides information on testing of Gloucester’s public beaches.

Listing of Gloucester’s public beaches.

Good Harbor Beach Creek Information:

To view the Woodard and Curran Report please visit: Good Harbor Creek Report and supporting memo.

To view the presentation hosted by Mayor Greg Verga on May 24, 2023 please visit Good Harbor Creek Public Presentation. To view the PowerPoint used in the presentation please visit Good Harbor Creek PowerPoint Presentation.