That this tiny peaceful beach with its beautiful panoramic view, is located on Washington Street in the Lanesville section of Gloucester? The waters are calm and perfect for small children. Parking is limited and requires a Beach Sticker. From a diver’s perspective – Plum Cove is often diveable when many other sites are weathered out. Depth ranges from 10 to 20 feet and there is a small reef outside the cove just off the right point (facing the ocean).
This is late fall photo of Plum Cove Beach, together with a lovely summer watercolor painting titled Plum Cove Beach by Sven Ohrvel Carlson (1911-2006). Mr. Carlson, who was also a sculptor, a professional jazz and classical violinist who played with the Cape Ann Symphony, a composer, and a poet. He died on August 22, 2006 of prostate cancer at Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester. He was 95.