We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Goose Rocks Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing
Description: Quiet and family-oriented Maine beach.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 87 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Great family beach!

Great sandy beach & perfect for children of all ages! Parking is by permit only so be sure to stop by the general store to get your pass.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Keith P
,
Holland, Massachusetts
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Holland, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great sandy beach & perfect for children of all ages! Parking is by permit only so be sure to stop by the general store to get your pass.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murrieta, California
Level Contributor
141 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This was very sad....we drove around for 40 minutes trying to find parking and everything said "parking by permit only" with no instructions as to where to buy the permit. We finally found a city employee who told us to go to the store on one of the side streets but they were $15. Too much to pay just to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Long beach, SANDY, but limited parking... Great for families and groups of friends.. lots of space. Pay $15 at the General Store before getting a spot.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We recently spent a week in Gooserock beach. It is the best beach in the entire area. The parking is a little difficult but, with a parking permit you are all set, if you get there early. At night we were able to take our golden on the beach too! It is just a marvelous area for vacation. Hope to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston
Level Contributor
110 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

one of New England's nicest beaches: 2 1/2-3 miles long, fine sand, not crowded, beautiful. Tough to park so get there early to the General Store for a parking permit. ps. the General Store is a gem too, get your sandwiches etc. for the day there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Such a beautiful beach in Maine. Be sure to obtain a parking permit. There is NO place to park without one and the streets are heavily patrolled. We enjoyed the beach after 6:00pm. The beach was NOT crowded and we found a quiet area to ourselves. Many people were walking dogs (on leash). Also there were a few families that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I grew up here so maybe I am biased. But this is a family beach. If you want to see women in thong bikinis, keep driving to OOB. This beach is truly great for kids of all ages. It's a flat white-sand beach. No loud music, no vendors, no bathrooms. VERY limited parking but miles of gorgeous clean beach and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sewell, New Jersey
Level Contributor
95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The beach is secluded and parking is limited but if you can nail a room...the beach is spectacular. It's about 2 miles of quiet surf and great views.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Revere, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great beach with an atmosphere of a neighborhood from back in the day. Comfortable, safe, children playing, riding their bikes. Beautiful sandy beach, clean sparkling water (even if it is cold).

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York, NY
Level Contributor
60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Drove out to see the beach, during our visit as first timers to the area. As folks who own on Cape Cod, we really loved this beach. While quiet, as it was still a bit early (altho post Memorial Day), to enjoy the cold water, we found it so lovely and peaceful. The houses facing the ocean were amazing of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Goose Rocks Beach also viewed

Kennebunkport, Kennebunks
Kennebunkport, Kennebunks
 
Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks
Kennebunkport, Kennebunks
 

Been to Goose Rocks Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Goose Rocks Beach

Address: Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Cape Porpoise

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Goose Rocks Beach and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Goose Rocks Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?