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Gooch's Beach

Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing
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- Sep 18, 2014
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English first
Burnt Hills, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
73 reviews 73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Northeast
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This must be how Kennebunk is able to pay for snowplowing in the winter. For $20, you could park near Fenway Park in Boston, and for $20 you can park until 11p.m. at Gooch's Beach, even if you only want to stay for an hour or two. Overall the beach is clean, but it is also next to a so-called... More

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It says you need a permit and to pay for parking but evidently they are one in the same. We just wanted an hour or so on the beach but parking is daily and $20. The beach is pretty though!

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great Waves! Check out a surfing lesson at Aquaholics! The best! Easy parking, good room to walk at low tide, nice and clean

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Everett, Massachusetts, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

At first glance there is nothing particularly spectacular about this beach. The sand, though white and powdery, isn't as fine as other beaches and has quite a bit of rocks in it. Furthermore, there's also a hefty amount of dried seaweed on the beach. However, it's somewhat expansive and has gorgeous views of the pretty houses on either end which... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A family favorite--the beach is easy to get to, never a problem parking, and always something to do. We like to stroll the beach down to the jetty and then jump into the surf and walk down towards the point near the Narragansett

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