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Before Season Visit

Park doesn't open until the beginning of May, but was a great place for a walk and a visit. No... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2019
Richard M
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Massachusetts
Great Family Day

This is a gorgeous beach spot. Tidal pools are a fun way for the kids to spend the day. (At least... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2019
squamrose
,
Kittery Point, Maine
via mobile
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

What a hidden gem. Absolutely breath taking. Had a lovely time walking the area. The groundskeeper even gave us more history on the fort.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Lynn F
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

located on Gerrish Island in Kittery Point, the Fort was active 1901-1946 though it didnt see any real action, it is one of several forts built on either side of the Piscataqua "river" which techically is an estuary as it ebbs and flows with the tides, which were built to protect Portsmouth Harbor and its ship building. It has a long pier that juts out into the water, 3 small but sandy beaches, restrooms, grills, playground, exPANSIVE walking trails, fort remants to climb on, lots of green space for kite flying, frisbee etc. views of Whaleback and Portsmouth Harbour lighthouse, the isles of shoals, 6m off the coast, no dogs peak season, $10/carload well worth it! watch the sailboats coast in and out, maybe see a huge tanker!,

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Paul L
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

This park has a $10 entrance fee per car that is well worth it. There are some really scenic views. You can walk out onto a long pier in the middle of the water, where people also fish.

There are a couple of small beaches with lots of rocks. If you're looking for a wide open flat expanse of sand, go to Ogunquit Beach with all the crowds and a $30 parking fee, not to mention that beach "disappears" when high tide comes in. But if you want to relax on a small uncrowded beach in a protected inlet where high tide is not really an issue, this place is perfect.

There are several picnic tables and barbecue grills plus a playground for small children. The restrooms were clean and well maintained. We had the sense that this is where many of the locals in the area go to the beach. Parking on a beautiful sunny day was easy. Lots of spots.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Simonizzze
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you are NOT a beach person, this is the beach for you! It is quiet and not over crowded like most beaches. Although it does have gray sand that is not granular, there are many wooded private spots to hide away in as well as many picnic tables with grills. If you don't like to sit on the beach, but enjoy the cool breezy weather, this is the place for you. You can take a walk on the path along the beach and on the pier, where you can also fish. We love to go there because we bring our dog as she loves to go in the water and this is one of the few beaches you can bring your pup-but make sure you keep him/her on a leash, as the police do come and make sure all dogs are leashed.

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank lamp2660
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

There really isn't much of a fort left, but what a great place to beach it for a day and walk. Dogs are allowed year round, on leash, so that's fun, and there is a nice pier to walk on with views of Fort Constitution Light House and Castle Island. There is a bit of walking involved wherever you park, so it's important that you are mobile. I noticed tons of picnic tables, three different beaches, a bathhouse, and it was only $10 to park for the day. No food available, though, and the nearest store is probably 3 miles away, so you would want to make sure you have everything with you that you need for the day.

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank sweetmama17
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