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Higgins Beach

Scarborough, ME
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Scarborough
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Surfing
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Owner description: This popular beach is also known for surfing.

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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

nice parking lot 2 blocks away with free hot showers. Surfers allowed before 10:00 am and after 5:00

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The first time I stayed on this beach I was 7 and I said I would live here....and now I do. It is a magical beach with a 12 ft tide change. It's always changing and it is always remembered fondly.

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Scarborough, Maine
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The tide was out, so to get out to the water was a little bit of a walk. But it's a great beach for shells, nice and flat. There are some tide pools to explore and then find tons of hermit crabs! Parking is available a couple of "blocks" away--but the walk isn't bad at all.

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New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

No crowds, friendly people. We loved to watch the surfers come down after 5pm and see people digging for their dinners.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This small hidden away beach, I think is the best kept secret in Maine. When the tide is out you can walk on the beach very far out. It is small,clean and just beautiful

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Not the biggest, not the best, not much parking and very little beach at high tide but it's still my favorite beach. It's out of the way (mostly used by locals and those renting cottages) and feels pretty private and unrestricted. The Higgins beach area is terrific if you want a relaxing beach vacation but you have to drive elsewhere... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I am the second generation to bring my family and their families to Higgins Beach from Virginia. I live 10 mins. from the ocean and still travel to Higgins Beach for vacation every summer. It is just that special! "Quaint" is the word that best describes this community for me. One of my fondest memories is waking up to the... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Beautiful beach with old wreck and they are good to dogs, except during piping plover season but even then it's not as restricted as some beaches can be,

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We've been visiting Maine for more than ten years. This place was the first we visited with our two liitle boys. They are both grown up now but this place has many many memories. It's beautiful. A little cold in December but in July.......memorable.

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Midlothian, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I remember going to this beach in college and I loved it!! It was beautiful and quiet and just such a special place for me. When I go to Maine I try to go back there and sit on the rocks and eat some seafood!! I remember my brother-in-law surfing there also. It was just a majic place for me!!

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