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Cliff Walk

Black Point Road, Near Scarborough Beach, Prouts Neck, ME
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Breath taking views of the coast...even on a rainy day!

Beautiful drive and coastal Landscape! You can walk miles in the beach around the point and take... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Diana M
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Melbourne, Florida
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Prouts Neck Mile hike

Easy 1 mile walk/hike on coastal path. Beautiful views, walk starts by iconic Black Point Inn... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
lovealwayslisa8
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Sycamore, Illinois
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Painter Winslow Homer often walked this lovely mile-long walk.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ferry beach” (8 reviews)
“winslow homer” (6 reviews)
“black point inn” (18 reviews)
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Black Point Road, Near Scarborough Beach, Prouts Neck, ME
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful drive and coastal Landscape! You can walk miles in the beach around the point and take in the fresh, crisp air along with the amazing views! Highly recommend it!

Thank Diana M
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Easy 1 mile walk/hike on coastal path. Beautiful views, walk starts by iconic Black Point Inn Pumphouse and weaves around the rocky coast of Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine. Only struggle is to find parking anywhere around this hiking path. Black Point Inn has few...More

1  Thank lovealwayslisa8
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

See my review on TripAdvisor for Winslow Homer's Studio to learn how best to walk there on your own without a tour.

4  Thank kldoor
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Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Just like any exclusive part of the Maine coast, it takes some planning and knowledge of the area to make your visit unforgettable. Public parking on Prouts Neck proper is nonexistent so plan ahead. Cheapest: park at Ferry Beach (Scarborough NOT Ferry Beach State Park)...More

3  Thank Jeremy W
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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We started at Black Point Inn. The views were gorgeous and the path was not difficult but would be too much for anyone slightly unsteady on their feet. This is a walk that we will keep in our repertoire for future visits!

4  Thank Walkers44
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

The Cliff Walk at Prouts Neck is a stunning, perfect example of what the Maine coast is all about: rocky cliffs, gorgeous views, beautiful grand homes overlooking pristine islands. Its what we all think of as quintessential Maine, and this beautiful public walking path is...More

5  Thank James F
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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

It was so beautiful. I read the reviews so it gave me an idea where to go. The address on trip advisor is not correct. The entrance is near the hotel, it says bike trail, just walk back and it's to the right. There is...More

1  Thank Desiree D
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Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The views from the cliff walk of the ocean, the rocky coast, and the gorgeous cottages are definitely memorable. Wear sturdy shoes and give yourself a few hours to do the round trip. We parked at Scarborough Beach ($16) and walked about a mile to...More

Thank Handel
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Just walk and enjoy nature at its finest. A bit difficult for seniors but can be down in a very slow pace. Take lots of pictures. You will remember this place.

1  Thank jack M
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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Parked at Ferry beach for $10, walked to the Black Point Inn and started the trail from there. There's a little stone path that starts at a gap in a low stone wall. Walked the whole length and came out at the end of Black...More

3  Thank Heather C
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billsam58
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Jeremy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they must be on a leash, but early in the morning you could probably get away with no leash.
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Carolyn A
May 10, 2015|
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Response from MainelyMom | Reviewed this property |
That's incorrect. There is not a convenient place to park. Parking is only allowed at the Blackpoint Inn if you are a guest. Otherwise it is a hike to park (and pay) at Ferry Beach and walk about a half mile to the entrance... More
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