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Gooch's Beach

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Address: Kennebunkport, ME

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Quintessential Area Beach

Been coming here for over 50 years and gotta say it's still the quintessential area beach. Parking is minimal so get here early but it's a beautiful stretch of sand from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming here for over 50 years and gotta say it's still the quintessential area beach. Parking is minimal so get here early but it's a beautiful stretch of sand from the breakwater to the Narragansett condo.

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Tinley Park, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Try to go to the southern part of this beach near all of the rocks. There are two portable toilets there that you can use and our kids had a great time climbing on all of the rocks looking in the tide pools. We spent every day of our vacation at the beach, and this is the only one we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Gooch's beach a few times and think it is a very nice beach. It is not overcrowded, it is very accessible, the water is pretty clear and, most importantly, it's very clean. The only downside is that the water is quite cold but so are all the beaches in New England.

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woodstock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful and clean beach. It was perfect for early morning parking and so convenient. We enjoyed watching the early morning dogs running around! So cute! Loved it there!

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San Joaquin Valley California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is very clean and huge. It is a short walk from town (less than a mile). There is parking but I think it costs around $20. If you drive down Beach street there is parking on the left that is free about a 1/4 mile from beach. There is some sea glass in the Rick beach just around... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed right on Gooch's Beach and took advantage of it with walks in the morning and swims in the evening. The water is cold but current is mild with waves big enough to surf for beginners and low enough to wade without having to take the plunge if you don't want to. I don't know if it is common... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a late afternoon walk (and my daughter enjoyed enjoyed the waves) to soak up the beautiful scenery. Clean and accessible beach area with adjacent parking. This beach is very dog friendly, lots of cute pups enjoying the water. Would definitely return to this beach.

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Pelham, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice beach in Kennebunk. Wide, sandy Need a parking permit or pay via muni-meter to park in season. Bring a wetsuit.....seriously cold water!!

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This was my husband and I's first visit to Kennebunk. Parking permits were not required until June 15th so we headed to this beach. Easily found a parking space. We got out and walked along the shore from one end to the other. It was a beautiful day so there were plenty of boats including a large sailboat to watch.... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Gooch's Beach is close to Dock Square in Kennebunk and a wonderful beach to walk. The water is still cold in May, but there are many in the water wading, swimming, or surf boarding. Wonderful clean sand beach. Be sure to get a parking permit.

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