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Address: Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
Activities: Surfing

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Long stretch in Kennebunk.

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... read more

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My go to beach every summer. Warm and friendly at home feeling. always clean and safe. Its our favourite beach in kennebunk

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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Quietier and nicer sand than other beaches in the area. Situated in an attractive large bay. More out of the way too though so not easy to get to without a car and parking around $25. Very limited facilities so come prepared. Small shop only which is a walk from the beach and only couple portable toilet cubicles tucked away.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a wonderful sandy beach! We arrived right before sunset. The area was lovely and framed with wild roses. You walk a short path to the beach and it is wide and sandy to boot. If you know much about the Maine coast you know large and sandy beaches are rather rare. There were families playing beach games and people... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

it's not a large stretch of beach at all, quite a small beach, and there isn't anything there, at least when I was there, like vendors etc so you have to pack and bring everything you'll need for the entire day. i also didn't see bathrooms or shower stalls, luckily we weren't there long so we didn't need to use... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We are from the south so it was a very different beach than we are used to. We walked around for a while and took pictures. It was still cool there, but was interesting to see.

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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I love this beach for the hundreds of tiny pieces of sea glass you can find at the rocky point. You will need a parking permit during peak season. These can be purchased at the general store in Kennebunkport. A great place to relax.

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Hauppauge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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Address: Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport

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