halfmoonbeach2Half Moon Beach is a tiny shaded crescent of sand located at the bottom of a hill inside of Stage Fort Park. The water is calm, and the sand is coarse and light brown. It is incredibly picturesque and probably fun for very small kids or babies, but there isn’t much to see or do.

Season: Memorial Day through Labor Day

Parking Fee: $10 weekdays, $15 weekends, Free in the off-season

Bathrooms: Real bathrooms are open during the season and are located in the visitor’s center.

Lifeguards: 9am-5pm

Other facilities: Stage Fort Park visitor’s center, playground, picnic tables.

Off-season: I did not see a porta-potty.

What’s nearby: Nothing walkable, but Downtown Gloucester is just a short drive. We visited Wingaersheek Beach the same day we stopped here.

Accessible: Yes – there is a ramp.

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