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Address: South Portland, ME
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Dog lovers paradise

We are renting a house locally for a few days. Its April so we came for views but obviously no "normal" beach beach time. We brought our two Boxers on the trip. First day... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2016
Runwiththebigdog
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Farmington, Connecticut
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Farmington, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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Reviewed April 19, 2016

We are renting a house locally for a few days. Its April so we came for views but obviously no "normal" beach beach time. We brought our two Boxers on the trip. First day there we walked to the beach we were pleasantly surprised to find the dogs could be off leash all day until 4/30. After that dogs are... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Went for a great walk on beach with family, friends and several dogs. Great place to walk your dog in the off season. Popular dog walking area for locals. Friendly!

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Thank Joan S
Portland Maine
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Reviewed April 11, 2016

Great views of 3 lighthouses. Good view of the islands. Great walking route. Nice place to spend a day at the beach with a good book. In the summers there is a snack bar and restrooms.

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Thank ButlerPortlandMaine
South Portland, Maine, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Small cove beach with lovely soft sand. No surf and can be shallow especially at low tide, so great for small kids. Beautiful views of the Casco Bay Islands and boats bobbing in the cove. Adjacent to the local greenbelt walkway, so you can extend your beach walk around to lighthouses and other parks. Dog friendly with some limitations; but... More 

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Thank Paula H
Gray, Maine
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a great beach to walk any time of year.The views are spectacular of cask bay, islands, lighthouses, and the shipping channel. The location is great as well. grab lunch at the culinary school and off you go for a lovely walk.

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Thank Mary B
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a great for swimming however if you are looking for surf and waves, this is not the place. Great for kids because it is shallow water for a good distance, many rocks and great for finding sea glass. You have a view of an old fort in the distance (Fort Gorges) and boats coming in and out of... More 

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Shapleigh, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2015

There is not a lot of parking at Willard beach on busy days but can usually find a space. It is a great beach to take a walk or just sit down and relax. In season make sure you stop at Willard Scoops for fantastic ice cream after a day at the beach.The have decent bathrooms and allow dogs at... More 

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Scarborough, ME, United States
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188 reviews
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

This beach has a small beach when the tide is in but it's quite long so you can have a nice walk. It's white sand and very family friendly. Very New Englandy.

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Thank Glynis407
New York
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325 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

We were staying in the area and stopped here during a hot August afternoon. Willard is well-kept, with ample parking and a good crowd of sunbathers. There are plenty of rocks ringing the beach to walk around on, and a cool breeze makes for a pleasant respite from the heat. Rest rooms, showers, and a snack bar round out a... More 

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Thank MKB1701
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem. This beach is perfect for small kids. Small playground, Public restrooms, a shower to wash off the sand and salt and a concessions stand. What more could you ask for? Parking is tight.

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