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Goose Rocks Beach

Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Description: Quiet and family-oriented Maine beach.
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
52 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The well packed sand makes the ideal surface for a walk, even if you cannot normally walk on a beach in soft sand. The beach was almost deserted on an ocvercast September afternoon but we would have walked further and stayed longer had there been public restrooms.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews 146 reviews
61 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is one if the greatest hidden treasures in the Kennebunkport area! Either summer or after Labor Day, if you like very long walks on a beach where everyone is friendly , says hello and you still have privacy this one is it! Wonderful for children since when the tide goes out every 6 hours they can have lots of... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beautiful beach with FREE parking and very clean and quiet - what a great place to relax and/or take a walk.

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new york, ny
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169 reviews 169 reviews
15 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Love love love it here. Pristine huge sand beach with lots to do for kids and adults. Great crab hunting for the kids. Grown ups can relax or paddle board and not worry about kids . Can't wait to go back. Not crowded at all.

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Alexandria, VA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
10 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's worth the $12.00 fee to park at Goose Rocks to enjoy this wide, pristine beach. It's very family friendly, with safe areas for children to play, fly kites, test the waters. No dogs allowed on beach, no smoking, no boomboxes: just good clean fun.

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Even though the whole parking permit thing $12 for the day, regardless of how long you stay, is a bit of a cash grab - this beach is one of the best and is truly beautiful! Watch for the tide times though, as we were lucky to have been there for 3.5 hours before the tide came in to the... More

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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161 reviews 161 reviews
41 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been to many beaches in South Africa, Ireland, the UK, and mainland Europe over many years and Goose Rocks beach is one of the most beautiful I have seen and been to. The deep sandy beach overlooked by attractive beach houses, is very wide, over 4 miles in length and the sand spits and the islands offshore ensure... More

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Ojai, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice beach for Maine! Watch out for the rocks....Chasing my kids on the beach stubbed my toe on a rock and broke it, ouch! Mosquitoes are pretty bad here as well,but if you stay moving not a big deal :)

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Swanton, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You need to stop at the general store to buy a parking permit for the day. and make sure you put it on your vehicle. we saw them checking each car. The Beach is beautiful, the water was cold, but this was Maine in late June!!. We hit this at while the tide was going out so there was ALOT... More

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massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Parking here is tough which keeps the crowds down. Most of the beach goers are folks who rent or own nearby. This is why this beach is so great. At low tide, there is an island that can be accessed-but don't get caught out there when the tides comes back in, or you will be stuck.

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