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“Best Local Beach for Walks”
Review of Willard Beach

Willard Beach
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Local Beach for Walks”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is the best beach in every season. Summer picnics with kids. Fall walks at night (harvest moon is spectacular). Winter walks mid-day (no snow on the beach + lots of sun). Spring mornings walking from Scratch with a great cup of coffee. Love it!

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank MCBsopo
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English first
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Love this beach”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a great beach. Beautiful in summer and winter. Views of Casco bay. Fine sand. A fantastic place to spend a summer day or go for a winter walk.

Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Celtvistor
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South Portland, Maine
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Light Fine Sand Beach”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Located on picturesque Portland Harbor, this beach has fine white/gray sand. From the beach, you can see Spring Point Lighthouse, House Island, Southern Maine Community College, and Fort Gorges. You will find the water cool. There is a bathhouse and concession stand at the beach. Parking is limited. Use the Willow St parking lot. Within a quarter mile of the beach are eateries like Willard Scoops Ice Cream, Scratch Bakery. Just a little further away is South Portland House of Pizza, Red's Dairy Freeze, The Cookie Jar, Thai Taste, and the new Elsmere BBQ. How do I know. I live two block from Willard Beach!

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Sid D
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great uncrowded beach. It seems to be used primarily by the locals and not much by tourists like me. Nice beach to walk if you like to look for shells and beach glass.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Kyle H
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Deturmend
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Live here, love it”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Willard beach is a sandy expanse with rocky borders. It's a dog beach in early am and evening hours - so a perfect place to visit for anyone traveling and missing their pooch! During day time it's a local favorite. Friendly people.

Visited July 2013
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