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Gooch's Beach

Kennebunk, ME 04043
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Stunning views

everything about this area was flawless, my mother and i walked the beach for over an hour just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Love, love, love this beach

Bought lunch and had it at the beach last week. It was a tad cool, but the view and the waves were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Catherine B
Boston, Massachusetts
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Kennebunk, ME 04043
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Reviewed 1 week ago

everything about this area was flawless, my mother and i walked the beach for over an hour just stunning you will not be dissapointed!

Thank MrsNaugler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought lunch and had it at the beach last week. It was a tad cool, but the view and the waves were worth zipping up my sweatshirt. We will be here this a lot this summer and I look forward to enjoying this beach and...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed March 18, 2017

This used to be a nice family beach, but in recent years it has gone to the dogs, literally. It turns my stomach to watch dozens and dozens of dogs peeing on the seaweed, then moments later a child picks up that seaweed to decorate...More

2  Thank JanBrennan
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Friendly people are always out walking there dogs in the winter. We love to just walk around and collect the smooth stones and sea glass.

1  Thank Toonzie
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Gooch's Beach is a rather small beach with limited parking. By the way parking, in the summer, requires a parking permit which can be obtained at the Town Hall. The best surfable waves, unfortunately happen in fall and winter but some very nice swells can...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed January 1, 2017

I've been visiting this beach since I was a kid and have always loved it. Today I saw, but didn't participate in, the New Year Polar Plunge. This is always a gorgeous beach. Perfect for family and friend outings, relaxation and sun.

Thank Sami L
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Gooch's Beach is great for long walks. From the start at the Seaside Inn down to the turn at the condos is a half mile, so a round trip is a good airing out! You can walk on the sand or on the sidewalk. Lots...More

Thank Gerry G
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a beautiful stretch of beach and if you stay at the Seaside Inn, you can stay right on it! Too many dogs but we loved it.

1  Thank jamesmonroe16
Reviewed October 15, 2016

I was staying at the Nonantum Resort. It was a brief stay, and to be on the beech at the sunset time was in my mind. Time was very short and to go to Gooch's Beach and comeback was not possible. With information from the...More

Thank AdnanKakazai
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We have been going to Kennebunk for the past 30 years. Gooch's Beach is our favorite place to sit and relax. Since we usually stay at the Seaside Inn, we only have to walk the path down to the beach, but there is public parking...More

Thank Maryanne B
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I'm thinking about coming up in late July from Texas to do some surfing. Do you know of any places near or on the beach where you can stay?
July 10, 2016|
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Can you bring a wheelchair on the beach, is it wheelchair friendly.
May 17, 2015|
Response from mainekings | Reviewed this property |
There is a wheelchair ramp and handicap parking at north /east end of the beach, by the Seaside Hotel. The sand is soft, but go at high tide when the water is close.