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Kennebunk Beach

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Address: Kennebunkport, ME
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The shoreline of this popular swimming beach is dotted with large granite...

The shoreline of this popular swimming beach is dotted with large granite rocks.

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One of Maine's Sand Beaches- lovely

Lovely crescent shaped sand beach with views of the stone jetty entrance to the Kennebunk River, the grand white "Colony Hotel" and wide vistas of blue ocean water. Dogs in summer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CherylPhiladelphia
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely crescent shaped sand beach with views of the stone jetty entrance to the Kennebunk River, the grand white "Colony Hotel" and wide vistas of blue ocean water. Dogs in summer before 8AM or after 5PM (off season unrestricted) and parking permit is required. A few helpful hints for beach and sun seekers- just along the beach road you will... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In general, I don't love Maine beaches because water is too cold for swimming. We spent 1/2 day at Gooch's beach. We had a parking pass from our B&B. We found a space on a side street. There are Porto-potties, no bath house. No snack shop. Sand was soft, a bit sea-weedy. It was relaxing but isn't a top draw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best beaches around Kennebunk are Gooch or Parson as far as I am concerned. Really nice sand and fairly wide even when the tide is high. It is best to pick up a free newspaper or tidechart at HB Provisions to know which waybtje tide is coming before setting up.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach day, 93 deg inland, easily 10 deg cooler at Kport beach. Two long walks. Swimming in relatively cold water but felt great on a hot day, had parking pass from Inn we where we stayed. Great time.

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Thank Peter P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two half days at this beach, one afternoon that was a perfect beach day and the next morning which was overcast and cool. Both days the beach was pretty empty and we had an unobstructed view of the ocean. There are porte-potties on either end of the beach, which is convenient. Don't drive here if you can avoid... More 

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Parishville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day....took fishing cruise....awesome sights...exactly what Maine should be...ate at Mabel's .....quaint little New England town

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walking and family beach right at the end of the Kennebunk River. When the tide is out there is tons of space for kids and families to play. You'll catch lots of boats heading out to sea.

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Kennebunkport the weekend before the 4th of July, so we were pleasantly surprised to find a spot on the beach with plenty of room to stretch out, play beach games and just relax. The beach is beautiful and easily accessible from town. We borrowed bikes from our hotel and the ride was a breeze - parking looked like... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a wonderful stretch of beach with nice sand and great rocky niches on either end to explore tidal pools at low tide. Parking and public restrooms are a bit tricky to find so go early to get parking which is $20 for the entire day.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dogs are allowed on the beach before 9am or after 5 pm. Very dog friendly environment on this long stretch of sand. parking along the beach is permitted by meter ticket.

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