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Wells Beach

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Address: Wells, ME

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Beautiful Beach, Huge Tides, Great Walking & Sun

We have not been here in ten years. It was just like we remembered it. A magical place for families and beach fun, chilly water and very drastic tides. Not much beach left at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have not been here in ten years. It was just like we remembered it. A magical place for families and beach fun, chilly water and very drastic tides. Not much beach left at high tide, but anytime in between is great. Parking can be an issue if you don't get an early spot. As for two Arizona transplants who... More 

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Thank Gregory J
Long Island, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

loved the beach ! we were lucky to have family staying at a house nearby so we didn't have to search for parking

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Thank Sammom11518
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we met with family, stayed four days had a good time but were not real familiar with the area, we will do better next time

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Thank Susan H
South Berwick
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wells Beach is well cared for with lifeguards and no dogs allowed. The sand is great and it is never hugely crowded. ample parking

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Thank Joan R
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was an easy walk from one end to the other. But watch the tides as you lose parts of the beach during high tide. It was crazy to watch the tide come in.

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Thank Marnie M
Williamsburg, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Wells Beach several times. Always in Sept. Very, very little parking. Even the "extra parking lot" a half mile down the road is small. The extra lot has a paying station WAY up on the side of a building, barely visible and no signs pointing towards it at all. I missed it. And by the looks of... More 

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Thank Villageidiot58
Leominster, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Soft sand, plenty of space, warmer water than Drakes Island. Parking may be difficult even in the "paying" lots. Get there before 10am on the weekends.

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Thank Cary B
Ransomville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love coming here! Beautiful clean sand beach with plenty of places to eat around the area, also restrooms available nearby.

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Thank ChristiHC
Middlebury, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really like this beach, but it is a further walk to find an open space on a busy day. Also a longer walk back to the facilities. The price is more reasonable than at the North Beach in Ogunquit tho'.

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Thank jtsargent37
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When the tide is out there's a lot of beach to walk on it's beautiful also has a good ice cream stand

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