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Parsons Beach

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Beautiful, one of our faves in Maine

This is a gorgeous, quiet beach but the parking is not good. You used to be able to get a few... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Providence, Rhode Island
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Isolated, beautiful beach

Parsons Beach really is like a hidden beach unless you know about it or happen to be traveling on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saco, Maine
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“limited parking”(10 reviews)
“public access”(4 reviews)
“porta potty”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Parson's Beach Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous, quiet beach but the parking is not good. You used to be able to get a few parallel spots at the entrance to the beach path but now there are no parking signs everywhere so you need to park off the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank RhodieCouple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parsons Beach really is like a hidden beach unless you know about it or happen to be traveling on Route 9 and notice the sign for Parsons Beach Road. The beach is near the marshland by Mousam River. There's very limited parallel parking along the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank NHjo
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Parsons Beach was virtually deserted when we visited with our son's whippets. They LOVED the freedom to race about safely

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We fully know that Kennybunkport is a tourist area but we decided to spend a day there in the wonderful Indian summer to make a change to Moody beach in Ugunquit. 10 coaches in the carpark made us abort any plans to visit beaches in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JanC377
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Very nice beach. Too bad that in the summer you can't surf during the day. Early morning and later in the day only.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank valeryQc_Canada
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Parson's Beach is a great, wide beach, and kept uncrowded by the relative lack of parking. If you can find a place to park along Parson's Beach Road, you are in luck and will enjoy this beach a lot.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank bbwex
Reviewed August 12, 2018

A wonderful gem of a beach in Kennebunk Me. Situated on Rt. 9 between Kennebunkport and Ogunquit. If you get there early enough you will find free parking, pass by a horse farm on a road lined by shaded trees. The beach has many different...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Thomas C
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Get there early for parking or you will have to park about a mile down the road. You are able to drop of your belongings at the beginning of the path to the beach. There is a porta potty at the beginning of the path...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Beachbum22353
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Beautiful beach with great views. A little off the regular tourist areas but worth a stop if you have time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Travels60893
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Parking is very limited but beyond that it is really pretty, feels somewhat secluded because you can't see the road from the beach, and the rocks all over the beach make for some great photos. It's very large and walkable, too. Definitely prefer this to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank trav226
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Dave G
July 3, 2017|
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Response from emki33 | Reviewed this property |
No, I'm pretty sure there weren't any bathrooms. Very secluded area.