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A Day at the Beach or a week

What a wonderful surprise this year the water was warm by Maine standards. What a wonderful week at... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2012
Jacqueline T
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Marshall, Virginia
ok at low tide..

Beach ok for low tide, because gets very cramped otherwise..Not very sandy but fun. No food or... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2012
yaburo
,
Sherbrooke, Canada
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The shoreline of this popular swimming beach is dotted with large granite rocks.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Beach Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME 04043
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

What a wonderful surprise this year the water was warm by Maine standards. What a wonderful week at the beach! The kids had a wonderful time jumping waves and playing in the sand. It is a peaceful and beautiful beach. Parking is bad but watch...More

Thank Jacqueline T
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Beach ok for low tide, because gets very cramped otherwise..Not very sandy but fun. No food or drinking facilities around. Chemical toilets available. Absolutely need daily parking permit from resorts.

Thank yaburo
Reviewed 28 July 2012

It was just peaceful and walking the beach was so relaxing. It was a nice day to enjoy the beach. We packed a small lunch and layed out a blanket and just enjoyed the sounds of the waves. I don't get away often, so this...More

Thank Irenechicopee
Reviewed 28 July 2012

After 40+ years I think I am qualified to comment on Gooches Beach. Having had the luxury of traveling to many destinations it is Kennebunkport that keeps me coming back. When the tide is low and the sun is about to set it is at...More

Thank Heady67
Reviewed 25 July 2012

After 6:00 PM you can bring dogs to the beach and they love it. We brought our dog and she had a blast playing and chasing the other dogs in the water. The water is shallow and easy to walk out far and play for...More

Thank bph19
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Before 9:00 in the morning it is fun to walk the beach and see all the dogs with their owners having so much fun.

Thank marie62novascotia
Reviewed 21 July 2012

really nice beach to go to, when staying in kennebunkport . alway's clean and a really nice beach to go swimming , never really crowed .

Thank chaz48
Reviewed 18 July 2012

However, I don't like the fact that this beach does not end its permit requirement earlier - say at 6pm! This land is NOT your land, when you are at Kennebunk Beach! ot

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Reviewed 11 July 2012

as with all the beaches in this area, parking is limited, so must be prepared to walk. Beachside parking is available by permit only. At high tide, beach can get fairly slim, but even the week of July 4th, it was not crowded by Fla...More

Thank djscruggs
Reviewed 10 July 2012

This is another one of the great beaches in the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area to visit. We especially like going there in the morning before the crowds.

Thank MAINE2012
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I don't think there are very many dog friendly beaches in season. Maine is our go to place off season because it does get very busy in the summer. I do know many people who rent homes through VRBO and have had great... More
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