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Half Moon is a lovely small half-moon shaped beach in historic Stage Fort Park. The beach offers nice views of downtown Gloucester and Stacy Boulevard. It is surrounded by large rocks, dense vegetation, and trees, creating a protected, secluded inlet that is perfect for families with kids. As the beach is fairly small and enclosed, it is not difficult to keep an eye on the kids, although there are lifeguards on duty from Memorial to Labor Day. There is a nice visitors center that offers restrooms and several picnic areas with grills, tables, and benches. No alcohol is allowed on the beach.
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