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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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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

During the fall, this beach is a quiet tranquil setting for a walk. There is plenty of beach to walk, and parking is much easier to find in the off season. Dogs are allowed any time between September 15th and June 15th, and before 8:30AM and after 6PM between June 15th and September 15th.

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USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Sandy beach that's great for a stroll or to sit and listen to the surf. Quiet after 5pm, even in high season. Pet friendly after certain times (check the posted signs to see when it's open to dogs; depends on the time of year and time of day).

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Somerville, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a gorgeous, sandy beach. We went in September but I can imagine how wonderful this beach is in the summer!!

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Albany, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My experience with Goose Rocks Beach is one that dates back to the mis 80's. Labor Day week we head up to stay in a house on the beach and relax. The crowds are gone but the waves still crash on the long shore all night. The tide is huge here so the shell searching is pretty good at low... More

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Our favorite beach in Maine. Huge, gorgeous beach with plenty of space and interesting sites. Very fun when the tide goes out and leaves tidal pools and shells. Yes, during peak season you do need a parking permit. Not an issue for us. We rented a body board for our son at Aquaholics and enjoyed wading in the water and... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Ok... Here is the deal... If you come here to swim and spend the day ... Yes it is nice and worth the 12.00 dollars parking permit. If you want to just step out of your car and take a peak it's not.... ALL AND I MEAN ALL parking need a permit! We honestly thought we were parking in a... More

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Davidson, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Firstly, this is a beautiful beach. It was our first time visiting, and I am glad we saw this beautiful place. However, there are a few downsides. The parking was a nightmare. Having to have a parking pass is simply an enigma to me. Why not just put in parking meters? Instead, we had to circle back to the place... More

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Stayed a week in kennebunkport and spent eight hours a day here. Great for kids when tides go out with the tidal pools. Beach was never crowded. Water is freezing but quick dip refreshing! We loved it.

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Arundel, Maine
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I live very close to this Beach. I also have the same Postal Zip-code as it is shared by the town. They deliver our mail, to our home. I was told I would have to pay $100.00 for a Parking Permit. I drove down there, only to drive back,as a person can not Park. Frustrating that it would be so... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

very difficult to find a parking spot and disappointed that there was no dog areas. Pretty beach to walk on.

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