Tag: Half Moon Beach
Photos to Relax By
Gloucester Smiles – 2010
Gloucester Smiles – 2009
Gloucester Smiles – 2008
Half Moon Beach on a cool Spring Day
Gloucester Smiles – 1910 at Half Moon Beach
Heading towards Half Moon Beach
Friday was so beautiful had to take a walk to Stage Fort Park and Half Moon Beach. I must say the water is still cold but wonderful for my feet.
Beautiful city of Gloucester from Half Moon Beach
Took this a couple days ago before the snow came.
A Man and his Best Friend
Are you up for the 13-2 Gloucester beaches challenge? 13 beaches. 2 jumps. 1 city. Go! #Staycation #safecation #Covid19
Covid-19 and summer brought an old post to mind. Reposting summer 2020; First published in July 2016.
Are you up for a Gloucester beaches challenge?
A mid-week vacation day is the easiest. Oh, and you’ll need your resident beach sticker. We prepped our car with a picnic blanket for the seat, extra towels, and ice waters. Start early and grab a big “lobsterjack” breakfast because you’ll need the fuel. End late.
Let’s establish some base rules here.
First off, you need to spend at least 15 minutes at each beach. (You can tweak this a little if you want.) Next, you need to dive under. We suggest a ritual for each beach, e.g. ‘The Five and Dive’. Finally, you have to stop for ice cream and candy. Remember, you can do these beaches (or others or quarries in Gloucester) and jumps in any order. Be flexible for different ages and unexpected delays like staying at one beach for hours, or a friend asking you to drop off a sub (*cough* Joey *cough*). Most importantly, you have to do at least 13 beaches and 2 jumps in one day. Mind the tides. Be grateful we have so many choices.
The Beaches- partial list
Annisquam lighthouse. Coffin’s beach. Good Harbor beach. Long beach. Magnolia beach. Niles beach. Pavilion beach (by Beach Court). Pavilion beach bonus (by the cut). Plum Cove beach. Rocky Neck Oakes Cove beach. Stage Fort Park (1) – Cressy’s beach ( our alt. title ‘sea serpent’ big beach). Stage Fort Park (2) – Half Moon beach. Wheeler’s Point. Wingaersheek beach.
The Jumps- partial list
Annisquam bridge. Magnolia Pier.
*We did this challenge at least once each summer. (In 2016) we started off with breakfast at Willow’s Rest and continued from there. Our timing was random especially as we spent hours at Wingaersheek. The second meal to get us through the day came from the sandwich counter at Annie’s by Wingaersheek. Yes, they have a sandwich counter.
Gloucester Beaches sandwich directory
Beach Day at Cressey and Half Moon Beach
FUN AT HALF MOON BEACH
Beautiful Beach Days
Half Moon Beach
Fun times at Half Moon Beach
Boston Globe comes to #GloucesterMA for a perfect weekend
“How to spend a perfect weekend in Gloucester and the other cape”, by Christopher Muther, Boston Globe.
Article describes some Gloucester highlights: Cape Ann Museum and Harrison Cady exhibition, Gloucester Beaches, Stage Fort Park, Half Moon Beach, Gloucester Shuttle, Cape Ann Cinema, Gloucester Stage, Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Hammond Castle Museum, Perfect Storm, Wicked Tuna, Rocky Neck, Latitude 43, Lobsta Land, Zeke’s Place, Willow Rest, Beauport Hotel, Ocean Hotel at Bass Rocks, Beth Williams, and (couldn’t get a reservation at) Duckworth’s Bistro.
MAJESTIC OLD OAK TREE AT STAGE FORT’S HALF MOON BEACH DOWNED DURING STORM
Late summer at Stage Fort Park
Half Moon Beach
Another jewel of a beach here in Gloucester. A great way to end your day.