North Shore Beaches

Kids Playing at Wingaersheek Beach

Kids Playing at Wingaersheek Beach

Half Moon Beach at Stage Fort Park

Half Moon Beach at Stage Fort Park

Good Harbor Beach

Good Harbor Beach

Wingaersheek Beach

Wingaersheek Beach

Salt Island Sand Bar at Good Harbor Beach

Salt Island Sand Bar at Good Harbor Beach

Good Harbor Beach

¾ mile walk or 4 minute drive to the beach parking lot, 1.6 miles

Voted the Best Beach in the Northeast by Boston Magazine, the soft, white sands of Good Harbor Beach are a pleasant 15 minute walk from your hotel room at Atlantis Oceanfront Inn.  At low tide, you can walk out to Salt Island.  Enjoy body surfing and boogie boarding.  Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.  When the surf is up, surfers flock to Good Harbor after 5pm and off season.  Food, drinks, beach toys, restrooms, showers and beach wheelchairs are available. The beach is handicapped accessible.

Half Moon Beach

3.4 miles

A small, quiet beach at historic Stage Fort Park near a playground with plenty of parking always available.  Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.  The beach is handicapped accessible with a concrete ramp from the parking lot to the beach.

Wingaersheek Beach

7.8 miles

This gorgeous  beach runs along the Annisquam River and Ipswich Bay. At low tide the beach extends out for hundreds of yards and a long sandbar is exposed making for wonderful places to walk and explore – especially with children.  Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.  Food, drinks, beach toys, restrooms, showers and beach wheelchairs are available from 9:00am to 6:00pm daily.  The beach is handicapped accessible.