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Great evening walk and view of Casco Bay!

I love to walk on Willard Beach and go in and out of the quaint neighborhood that surrounds it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Portland, Maine
Debris lined the beach and lots of rocks along the shore

This beach is not kept well. You cannot walk barefoot or you will get splinters from the wood... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tamaqua, United States
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“snack bar” (5 reviews)
“great beach” (4 reviews)
South Portland, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to walk on Willard Beach and go in and out of the quaint neighborhood that surrounds it. Also love to stop into Scratch Bakery for a coffee and amazing bagel before or after my walk. The bakery is right up the street from...More

Thank ktfagan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is not kept well. You cannot walk barefoot or you will get splinters from the wood washed ashore. It's small and can get very crowded too.

Thank richs548
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a cottage just a few steps from the beach. It is a very walkable beach and we were able to off-leash our dog from 7-9 am and 7-9 pm every day. He loved it. Terrific area for quite, good restaurants, biking.

Thank msmadnice
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few sandy beach in South Portland. Limited parking, so it can get crowded. Family friendly with nearby facilities.

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 8 April 2017

What a nice little beach..you can really keep an eye on your small children...bathrooms...parking..(get there early) Ten minutes from Old Port

Thank winefan2016
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We live 3 blocks from Willard Beach. It is a wonderful resource. We walk our dog along the beach almost daily, all year around. Dogs are prohibited on the beach in summer, except from 7-9 am and 7-9 pm. This starts May 1 and ends...More

Thank DavidandGee
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We spent some time here just watching families play with their dogs. This must be a dog friendly beach. It was entertaining to watch balls be thrown into the water and the dogs fetching the balls. It appeared that dogs were loose (not on leash),...More

Thank TNharleychick
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Love the beach and great scenic area. great place to take it all in. Way too many dogs on beach tho! not sure if the snack bar is still in operation.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Heard about this beach while on the bay cruise, and stopped the next day to visit. Easy drive from Portland hotels, but limited parking. I came stopped late morning, on a Friday, and was able to get in the free lot. Walked the beach, collected...More

Thank sportsfan_10
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this morning to take the dog for a walk on the beach and hunt for seaglass. It was beautiful! Dog friendly until 9am. We found lots of seaglass and a quaint little cemetery. Not sure its the beach for swimming but awesome for...More

Thank NHmama23
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Monica J
1 March 2017|
Response from DavidandGee | Reviewed this property |
No. During the summer, dogs are restricted to 7-9 am and pm, and not in between. If you can live with those times, it's fine. David
25 July 2016|
Response from Bonny J |
No, but there aren't a lot of parking spaces. There's about a 15-20 parking options.