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Gooch's Beach

Address: Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
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Activities: Surfing
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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
36 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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327 reviews 327 reviews
80 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We parked at the far end of the beach, not cheap at $20 (but all the beaches cost that much so get over it) and plan to be there for a good long time. We stopped here after some early morning shopping in the very quaint town of Kennebunkport, very pleased with the beach as there's plenty of space. Nice,... More 

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Bellingham, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We love, love, love Gooch's beach. We took our dogs on vacation and loved that we could walk them on the beach every morning from 6-9AM and again in the evening from 5-9PM. It is like doggie Disney land in the mornings with at times over 40 dogs running and swimming on the beach off leash (if they are friendly... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great beach for family, kids, friends, couples or just to sit and relax. Flat beach with good walking. Small waves, life guards on duty, parking is pay by the hour via kiosk. Great beach to just sit and relax!

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