Front Beach

Front Beach

Massachusetts, USA East
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Difficulty
beginner
Viz (last reported 142129h ago)
Max Depth
29.9 ft

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Front Beach

Front Beach is best as a swimming beach for the kids. The area is mostly sandy and shallow, with a few patches of rocks. It is, however, an excellent starting point for those willing to make the swim around the point to the left and end up in the next cove over, Back Beach. At the intersection of SR 127 and SR127A in Rockport (NE Cape Ann), turn South on SR 127A (Beach Street) to head into Rockport. In .3 miles, Front Beach will be on your left. You will pass Back Beach along the way.
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DiVE KS
DiVE KS
88 Wharf Street
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
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Undersea Divers, Inc.
Undersea Divers, Inc.
67 High Street
Unit 11
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
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Diver's Den Dive Shop
Diver's Den Dive Shop
97 Layfayette Suite #9
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire 03844
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Portsmouth Scuba
Portsmouth Scuba
915 Sagamore Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
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Boston Scuba Inc
Boston Scuba Inc
256 Marginal Street
East Boston, Massachusetts 02128
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Discover Diving
Discover Diving
17 Main Street
Atkinson, New Hampshire 03811
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Creature Dive Co.
Creature Dive Co.
764 US Route 1, Unit 2
York, Maine 03909
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Aquatic Escapes Dive Center, LLC
Aquatic Escapes Dive Center, LLC
2 Mercury Drive
Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
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Mass Diving
Mass Diving
247 West Central Street
Natick, Massachusetts 01760
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Diver's Market, Inc.
Diver's Market, Inc.
319 Court Street, Route 3a
Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360-4336
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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:04 AM
scuba
This a view from the Rockport harbor area out to sea. Front and Back Beach are to the left. It's an easy walk down the ramp and into the water. It's a short swim around the point to Back Beach. There are a few metered parking areas on both sides of the street. During the summer, these are almost impossible to get, so arrive there early!
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Jason NYC
Jason NYC
Jul 24, 2006, 12:00 AM
scuba
The best thing about this dive is the facilities and parking! Full size bathrooms and metered parking right in front of the beach! Yeah! The best diving is on the left side and is much closer to the parking area too. A small rocky area on the left wall. Mostly sandy in the middle and shallow. Tons of people and families swimming in July. A slightly better option for diving is Back Beach just a few hundred yards away. Don't bother here at low tide as the rocky areas on the sides are completely exposed. After your dive, explore the quaint shops located within walking distance. Great beach for the non-divers and the family.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Jeff 3
Jeff 3
Dec 15, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
Went diving here the second week of December and the water was great, a nice crisp 45 degrees with great vis and tons of lobsters
Originally posted on shorediving.com
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