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Willard Beach

South Portland, ME
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Small sandy beach

One of the few sandy beach in South Portland. Limited parking, so it can get crowded. Family... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Pat K
Aiken, South Carolina
great for small children

What a nice little beach..you can really keep an eye on your small... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Westfield, Massachusetts
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“low tide” (5 reviews)
“snack bar” (5 reviews)
“great beach” (4 reviews)
South Portland, ME
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

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

2  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
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Sandy beaches with cool ocean breezes. Rock climbing and fun visit to the fort and lighthouse at low tide.

Thank TWood54
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Up the street, loved being able to walk and enjoy this beauty of a scene! Easy walk to bug light, you can see A couple civil war forts across the way. Watch fisherman boats come In and out of the bay. Some bench seating available...More

3  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 4 May 2016

went with our daughter and grandchildren had a wonderful time would love to come back when its warmer

Thank Tammy M
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11 September 2017|
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Response from Joyfullyinme | Reviewed this property |
No public restrooms
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.