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Gooch's Beach

Kennebunk, ME 04043
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Family and dog friendly with great views!

Great beach with friendly people. I enjoy meeting the dogs & their owners who frequent the beach... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie A
Ansonia, Connecticut
Stunning views

everything about this area was flawless, my mother and i walked the beach for over an hour just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Kennebunk, ME 04043
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great beach with friendly people. I enjoy meeting the dogs & their owners who frequent the beach daily. Clean, quiet, beautiful, and relaxing. Get there early because parking can be a pain.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

everything about this area was flawless, my mother and i walked the beach for over an hour just stunning you will not be dissapointed!

Thank MrsNaugler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought lunch and had it at the beach last week. It was a tad cool, but the view and the waves were worth zipping up my sweatshirt. We will be here this a lot this summer and I look forward to enjoying this beach and...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This used to be a nice family beach, but in recent years it has gone to the dogs, literally. It turns my stomach to watch dozens and dozens of dogs peeing on the seaweed, then moments later a child picks up that seaweed to decorate...More

2  Thank JanBrennan
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly people are always out walking there dogs in the winter. We love to just walk around and collect the smooth stones and sea glass.

1  Thank Toonzie
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Gooch's Beach is a rather small beach with limited parking. By the way parking, in the summer, requires a parking permit which can be obtained at the Town Hall. The best surfable waves, unfortunately happen in fall and winter but some very nice swells can...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I've been visiting this beach since I was a kid and have always loved it. Today I saw, but didn't participate in, the New Year Polar Plunge. This is always a gorgeous beach. Perfect for family and friend outings, relaxation and sun.

Thank Sami L
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Gooch's Beach is great for long walks. From the start at the Seaside Inn down to the turn at the condos is a half mile, so a round trip is a good airing out! You can walk on the sand or on the sidewalk. Lots...More

Thank Gerry G
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a beautiful stretch of beach and if you stay at the Seaside Inn, you can stay right on it! Too many dogs but we loved it.

1  Thank jamesmonroe16
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I was staying at the Nonantum Resort. It was a brief stay, and to be on the beech at the sunset time was in my mind. Time was very short and to go to Gooch's Beach and comeback was not possible. With information from the...More

Thank AdnanKakazai
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I'm thinking about coming up in late July from Texas to do some surfing. Do you know of any places near or on the beach where you can stay?
11 July 2016|
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Can you bring a wheelchair on the beach, is it wheelchair friendly.
17 May 2015|
Response from mainekings | Reviewed this property |
There is a wheelchair ramp and handicap parking at north /east end of the beach, by the Seaside Hotel. The sand is soft, but go at high tide when the water is close.