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Address: Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
Activities: Surfing

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Beautiful Beach

If you go in May it is very quiet and a great place to walk on the beach. In the summer it gets very crowded.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Rosemarie N
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Hauppauge, New York
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Hauppauge, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you go in May it is very quiet and a great place to walk on the beach. In the summer it gets very crowded.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My favourite spot in Kennebunk. Coming here when I come back makes me feel right at home. And you can't beat the sunrises or sunsets that you see here

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Kennebunk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This beach originally was owned by our family, the Gooches. Over the years and finally six years ago is became town property. Our family has run an Inn, The Seaisde Inn, located directly on Gooch's beach. It is a wonderful sandy beach that is perfect for walking all year round.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After completing our yearly 14 hour drive for our annual one month stay throughout coastal Maine, we decided to let our pooch stretch his legs at Gooch's beach: a truly breathtaking locale. The beach is dog-friendly after 5pm and before 9am, which is absolutely fantastic. A must-see!

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kennebunk
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful long flat beach with the kennebunk River jetty at one end (a fun place to swim from in summer!) and rocky tidepools at the other end (see the little pink Maine shrimp swimming there in December). Perfect for long, peaceful walks and beachcombing. Nice shallow slope for children, too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Goose Rocks is a great place to visit with many out of the way places to see. It is not far from Kennebunkport.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Walked here every morning with my dog while staying in the area. We were in Wells but drove to Kennebunk just for this beach which is very dog friendly. The beach is beautiful in the off season. Lot's of folks walking their dogs off leash. Dogs can be off leash if you have voice control. People walking here are so... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Fine beach to walk, surf or have a picnic. Enjoy the views and watch the surfers. Parking can be tight on occassion and it is a little cool in October.

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Burnt Hills, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My favorite beach in the world and we have traveled. I find very relaxing with the river nearby, the boats, the rocky area in the distance. Perfect size, perfect sand, best a low tide.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The beach wasn't too crowded despite the season. The water was relatively warn and it was easy to find a nice spot to watch the kids swim. The waves were fun, but not dangerous. Parking requires a permit (we got a guest pass with our cottage rental), and can be a bit of a pain unless you get to the... More 

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