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Address: Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
Activities: Surfing

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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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English first
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 41 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My favourite spot in Kennebunk. Coming here when I come back makes me feel right at home. And you can't beat the sunrises or sunsets that you see here

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Kennebunk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This beach originally was owned by our family, the Gooches. Over the years and finally six years ago is became town property. Our family has run an Inn, The Seaisde Inn, located directly on Gooch's beach. It is a wonderful sandy beach that is perfect for walking all year round.

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Buffalo, New York
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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 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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Address: Address: Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport

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