GLOUCESTER ROUTE 133 TO CONCORD STREET (EXIT 13) TO ATLANTIC STREET
Hugging the shore of the Annisquam River and stretching out toward Ipswich Bay, Wingaersheek Beach is a large beach with a cozy feel. Adults and kids alike enjoy the numerous tidal pools and large rocks for climbing that adorn the beach. A long sandbar is exposed at low tide and makes for a perfect beach stroll.
Lifeguards are on duty daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. All floatation devices and surf boards are prohibited. Carry In – Carry Out policy for trash, so all visitors should bring a trash bag with them. Alcohol is prohibited. Concession stands are open during the summer so patrons may purchase food, drinks, toys, and other items as needed. Restrooms and showers are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. Parking (buses prohibited) is available during the week and on the weekends and holidays. Please visit gloucester-ma.gov for current parking prices. Non-resident parking is limited so arrive early in order to get a parking space, especially during the summer months. Gates open at 8:00 am and are locked at 9:00 pm. The beach is handicapped accessible.
Directions: Take Route 128 North to Exit 13. At the bottom of the ramp, take a left onto Concord Street and follow for about 1 ½ miles. You will see a traffic island with a sign saying Wingaersheek Beach. Turn right onto Atlantic Street and follow to the end. Both Concord Street and Atlantic Street are narrow, winding roads with many curves. Please drive carefully and observe the speed limits not only for your own safety but for the safety of those who may be walking along the road. As you turn onto Atlantic Street look for the sign regarding the beach parking lot. If the “lot full” sign is out it means the lot is closed to non-residents and only those with a resident beach sticker can gain access to the lot.