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Peaceful beach

Parking is along the road, and you must have a parking permit which can be purchased at the general... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Beautiful Beach

We were given a suggestion to go to Goose Rocks beach by the staff at our hotel. If going, you need... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, ME
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Parking is along the road, and you must have a parking permit which can be purchased at the general store. However, a parking permit is not required after 6pm. We arrived late in the afternoon just to take a walk along the water. The beach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We were given a suggestion to go to Goose Rocks beach by the staff at our hotel. If going, you need to stop at a general store & purchase a parking pass. Parking is along the road of the beach. You will need to bring...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NH603R
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Such a gorgeous beach with the finest and softest sand! Wish we had more time to visit this beach, definitely putting this on the must return to list! Permit parking only on the street.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank akherbee
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We love Goose Rock Beach. The beach is clean, lots of open areas and when the tides is down there's lots to explore. Great for the family. Only downside is there's no bathroom onsite, or else I would have given it 5 starts.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom K
Reviewed 21 August 2018

just walked around and took drone footage. beautiful to look at the beach houses and New England style architecture and hotels. even though it may be cold, still go and walk on the beach. Dogs are everywhere!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The only beach to go to in kennebunkport. Beautiful sand and plenty of space. Yes parking is a bit tricky but get your permit from the general store and you should be fine. We love it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 286shellw
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Lovely and relaxing beach. When the tide is low, the beach is quite expansive and very family friendly as little to no waves due to it being protected by a cove.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Shawn F
Reviewed 11 August 2018

I stopped at this spot because it had been a highlight of my parents vacations some 50 years ago. It was amazingly beautiful. The water crisp and clear, the boats anchored just beyond the surf, and a few people, seagulls, and sandpipers at play along...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Momma J
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We've going to Goose Rocks for quite a few years now. It's a great family beach and the surf if kid friendly. There is quite a bit of parking and the beach fees for your vehicle are reasonable. We typically arrive around 9 AM and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank AWP1949
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Stroll out to the island at low tide, take a walk over to the River, or just enjoy the white sand beaches and calm shallows of GRB. Plenty of space for beach games like Spike Ball, this is a perfect place for family and friends

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elise G
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Dawn L
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Response from Patrick C | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any special parking for handicap and don't recall any meters in this location sorry I couldn't be more helpful
22 June 2015|
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Response from MEB1968 | Reviewed this property |
We were there off season so it was fine while we were there….but I think we read on a Maine travel website that dogs are allowed before 8:00am and after 6:00pm during beach going season. It's a lovely beach! Have fun!