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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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new york, ny
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158 reviews 158 reviews
15 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW 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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10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
40 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
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12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went there with a friend but since we couldn't drive we spend quite a bit in taxi fees ($70 round trip from Kennebunckport). The beach itself is very beautiful and peaceful. There isn't alot of people even on the weekend. The water is extremely clear and clean as there were no fishy smells and I didn't experience any skin... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The long sandy beach stands in contrast to the mostly rocky coastline of Maine. It is simply spectacular. However, make sure you have a parking sticker on your car if you park it along side the road that parallels the beach or you are likely to find it ticketed.

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Sanford, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I visited this beach recently it is beautiful with so much to explore during low tide. The down side is parking. You have to pay $12 for a day permit and they are out patrolling and ticketing I saw 10 tickets given while I was there. Not many places to park I recommend going in the middle of the day... More

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