Updates on the Beaches and Stage Fort Park from Mayor’s Office

The City shares the following information on beaches / parking opening tomorrow Friday May 22. See this link for the entire message.  Enjoy your weekend, stay smart.

We have developed a plan that incorporates responsible procedures and guidance that will allow people to safely enjoy our beaches and Stage Fort Park. All beaches are open but as of tomorrow, Friday, May 22. This phase is anticipated to end June 8 but could be amended or extended.

Good Harbor Beach will be open to residents ONLY, at a reduced capacity. Wingaersheek Beach will be open to residents and a limited number of non-residents, at a reduced capacity. Stage Fort Park will be open to the public.

Parking at Good Harbor, Wingaersheek, and Stage Fort Park will be open to residents with a 2019 or 2020 beach parking sticker or license & motor vehicle registration showing a Gloucester address for entry. Non-residents will be required to pay daily parking rates at Wingaersheek and Stage Fort Park. Cash only and exact change is preferred.

Parking at Niles and Plum Cove Beaches will be for residents only with a 2019 or 2020 beach parking sticker. No parking will be available on Farrington Avenue for beach access and this will be enforced by the Gloucester Police Department.

All 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 except when swimming, and carry in, carry out trash.

Additional information regarding beach stickers:

Those with questions regarding sticker eligibility can email bsticker@gloucester-ma.gov or call 978-281-9708. Inquiries will be answered within two business days. Due to high volume of applications, processing may take up to two weeks. Residents can enter parking facilities using last years’ parking sticker or a current valid motor vehicle registration and license with a Gloucester address until this season’s sticker is available. 

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