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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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Ojai, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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