Niles Beach

42.597845, -70.654876
Eastern Point Boulevard
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 281-9785
Essex County

Niles Beach is located on Eastern Point Boulevard in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Niles Beach does not offer many amenities; as a result this may not be the best choice for a long day with kids. With the beach only being steps away from the parking area it a great choice for a few hours in the sun. A thick band of seaweed often creates a clear separation of soft sand and packed sand on the beach. Sparse coverage of small rocks and shells share the beach where the water is often calm enough for scuba training. This small residential beach is a great for a quick stop to enjoy the seascape or a quiet day at the beach.

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to sunset

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Parking

Parking at Niles Beach is for residents only, 6am-6pm. Handicap parking is available.

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Life Guard Schedule

On duty from Father’s Day to Labor Day

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Campfires

Not allowed

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Food

Niles Beach is a carry in/carry out beach with food vendors available within 5 minutes driving.

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Lodging

Motels/hotels and rentals are within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Pets

Dogs are not allowed on the beach May 1st through September 30th. October 1st through April 30th dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they’re leashed.

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Picnic Area

N/A

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Playground

N/A

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Public Transportation

The Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) is another option for transportation.
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Restrooms / Showers

Portable toilet on-site

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Floatation devices are not allowed on the beach.

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Tide Information

Niles Beach Tide Information

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Walking Trails

N/A

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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information please call (617) 626-1250. The accepted standard is 104 CFU/100mL in a single day or an average of 35 CFU/100mL over five days. The link below is the test results from 2003 to the current year. Niles Beach Water Quality

 

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Water Temperature

http://ma.usharbors.com/harbor-guide/gloucester-harbor/weather
(Click on “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.) 

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