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Long Beach, Thacher Rd./127A, Rockport -- Rating:

About 3/4 mile long (10% is in Gloucester)

Carry in, carry out trash policy strictly enforced

No picnic tables

No real parking but private parking lots available for a fee

Beach surface: sandy but minimal at high tide

No designated play area for volleyball, etc. but often allowed at low tide on wet sand

Located on Rte. 127A, Thacher Road

No food services or public facilities

Cape Hedge Beach, Rockport, MA -- Rating:

About 100 yards long

Minimal sand at high tide

Parking: Resident sticker parking only

No facilities

Pebble Beach, Penzance Rd., Rockport, MA -- Rating:

About 120 yards long

Mostly round popples (granite stones) instead of sand, which is minimal at high tide

Parking: Resident sticker parking only

Not a kid-friendly beach except at dead low tide when pool/rock exploring is prime

No facilities

Old Garden Beach, Old Garden Rd., Rockport -- Rating:

Small beach, about 50 yards

Park benches, no picnic tables

Resident sticker parking lot, free parking about 100 yards away

Beach surface is minimal where sandy good swimming.

Play area: There is a small grassy field. 

This is a very popular beach for out of town divers and the free parking is challenging.

Front Beach, Beach St., Downtown Rockport, MA -- Rating:

About 150 yards long

Park benches, no picnic tables

Metered parking, aggressive ticketing

Beach surface: Sandy good swimming and beach glass hunting

Play area: Millbrook Meadow across the street with swings. 

Snack Bar: "Bistro" take-out across street.

New restrooms 

Back Beach, Beach St., Rockport -- Rating:

About 150 yards long

Park benches, no picnic tables

Metered parking, aggressive ticketing

Beach surface is minimal where sandy good swimming

Play area: Not on the beach, but there is Millbrook Park near Front Beach 300 yards away. 

Snack Bar: "Bistro" at nearby Front Beach. Soda machine at Legion.

New restrooms at nearby Front Beach

 

 

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