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Address: , Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
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Activities: Surfing

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Fun for the whole Family, and Fido

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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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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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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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The beach is below the road which runs the length of the bay and is very small at the height of the high tide. It is obviously busy at peak times like on the hot sunny Sunday afternoon we visited. You may find it difficult to find a parking place and may have to walk some way to find a...... More 

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Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We truly love and appreciate this wonderful beach. We've been walking our dogs there for over 10 years. There isn't much beach at high tide however

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British Virgin Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Gooch's Beach is the largest beach in the Kennebunk Beach area. Parking is by Permit only but the side streets can be used, free of charge... Arrive early for best "free parking'. Incoming tide provides excellent Body and Board Surfing, however in recent years... high tide takes most of the beach away.. ( do not leave items/valuables on beach when... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is not my definition of a beach. The high tide covered almost the entire beach by around 11am and stayed pretty high until mid-afternoon and the water was 60 degrees. Come high tide, the beach (whatever is not covered) is jammed and folks are sitting on beach chairs along the pavement. While I prefer a more sandy beach and... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Dog friendly before 9am and after 5pm. Clean, flat sand bordered by rock jetties. Must have daily or seasonal parking permit; available at Town Hall or a few stores in town. Can be hard to find parking on side streets, so plan acccordingly. Very beautiful and relaxing

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West Springfield, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very roomy, and no where near as cold to swim as people assume it is in Maine. Don't feed the gulls. Folks will get mad at you. Life guards are there, but I can't remember an undertow in all the years I've been there. It's a very swimming oriented, sand castle building, paddle board stretch without overpowering waves. Parking is... More 

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Gooch's beach is a great place to relax and have a wonderful view of Kennebunk residences and hotels... It is not the widest or the cleanest of beaches, but an easy walk from down town Kennebunk. PS bring your own food -- no boardwalk or rest areas close by

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love to go here in the mornings with my dogs, as they are allowed on the beach before 9:00am. The walkis wonderful for the two leggeds and the four leggeds alike.

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