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Kennebunk Beach

Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
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Type: Beaches
Description: The shoreline of this popular swimming beach is dotted with large granite rocks.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Most of the beaches around this area are incredible. The water is so cold it takes your breath away just as much as the scenery does. It was a wonderful time but once the crowds start coming, the mood changes a bit. Best to go early to catch the best glimpse of the water and to feel the fresh morning... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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293 reviews 293 reviews
77 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We just loved how the whole Kennebunkport area felt. We wish we had more time there. The beach has big tidal activity so keep and eye on your stuff or it may be swept out to sea

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's OK if all you want to do is watch the water. Forget about swimming, to cold. The beach sand is damp and the tide comes up high so watch your stuff or you'll be doing the polar plunge to retrieve them. Sorry NE'ers I like my southern beaches better.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Love the wide expanse of the beach; we've met some lovely dog owner's during our early morning walks with our dog.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a great beach for families, couples, solo travelers and kids. I was visiting family who live in Kennebunkport and was able to spend an afternoon at Kennebunk Beach. While my cousins (10 and 13) were playing in the water, I was able to sit back and relax on the beach and catch some rays. Everyone had a good... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hard to find a place to park so if you stay in the area and can walk, try to do that. At low tide the beach is EXPANSIVE but that really changes when the tide is in. If you want to walk and hang out for a bit, plan to go at the lower tide points.

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North Kingstown, RI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Access is fairly easy; parking right along the beachfront. The beach gradually dips down; super for young kids. Clean.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a wonderful open beach that is dog friendly. Everytime we are in Kennebunkport. We stop here ! Evening time is excellent.

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Ojai, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I used to jog on this beach every morning. Only downfall is when the tide comes in, there is barely any sand....water comes up to the wall just about. It is kind of funny watching everyone moving their towels and gear back up on the sidewalk. Kids love this place playing on the rocks though!

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is a nice beach with parking on the street. Especially on the weekends you have to come early to find a parking spot. We visited in June, thus, the water was too cold for us to get in.

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