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Address: Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
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One of my favorite walks

This long beach is great exercise. If you hit it at the right hour, you'll see some wonderful dogs. Occasionally the helicopters fly overhead when the Bushes are in town. Other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Azaima A
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Kennebunk, Maine
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Kennebunk, Maine
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This long beach is great exercise. If you hit it at the right hour, you'll see some wonderful dogs. Occasionally the helicopters fly overhead when the Bushes are in town. Other than that, it's beautiful.

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Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Atlantic ocean beach - water chilly but that is to be expected in Maine. Just lovely. Very crowded on the day we went but it was a great beach stroll and the waves were manageable.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Although our visit was just before a coastal storm, the ocean air was refreshing and we enjoyed watching those who were brave enough to go surfing in their wetsuits. There was ample parking due to the fact that beach season is pretty much over. A very well kept beach and parking area.

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

When we go to Kennebunkport, we always enjoy walking on this beach. It is picturesque with the beautiful homes surrounding it.

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Swoyersville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

beach ok.. but if your an ocean goer. really no waves. smell of seawood over powering. ok to sun. but thats it

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Gooch's Beach is the perfect beach - if you don't mind the water being a little cool. It is the perfect size for a good walk, but not so long or large that you can't keep an eye on the kids or dogs. Usually, the waves are large enough for good body surfing and when a storm agitates the water,... More 

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Batavia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Love this beach with its long stretch of sand and the rocky breakwater to walk out on at the far end. This beach is a nice family type beach and is protected and shallow for safe water play. If you have a dog, the beach is open to the dogs before 9 and after 5.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A must visit when in Kennebunk! One of the more spacious beaches in the area Gooch's is great for an all day beach trip or a early morning/late night walk with the dog! Located just 5 minutes from downtown Kennebunkport it is convenient and easy to get to. Important! Parking disappears quick so best to either walk, get dropped off... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great place to bring your dog after 5pm--and they can run around with lots of other dogs! Shallow waters, long stretch of beach and waves for body surfing all make this beach fun and family-friendly.

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Needham, MA
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Easy access. We got a pass in season for parking from the hotel. Great walk especially in the early morning and early evening. Not much area to sit on at high tide, but enough at the northern part of beach. No facilities except outhouses. No food so pack your lunch. Parking on side streets as well. Open for dogs before... More 

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