Wingaersheek Beach

Once again we made the 45 minute trek to West Gloucester and our favorite beach, Wingaersheek. Until Memorial Day the parking is free, which is no small detail considering it is $20 during the week and $25 on the weekends if you can even get a space. Even with those high parking rates it is worth it however. Between the white sandy beaches, the warm tidal pools, lots of good climbing rocks, sandbars, dunes, and lighthouse view, it is the best beach I have been to in Massachusetts. We brought Prairie with us figuring it was about time the dog got to see an actual beach. I know dogs aren’t allowed during peak season, but it turned out they also aren’t allowed after May 1. After seeing a number of dogs both on and off leash we decided to ignore the sign. She was in canine heaven. I wish we could have taken her off leash and let her run

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