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The long beach is a popular seaside resort next to Kennebunkport ME.

 


 

 

Kennebunk Beach, just across the river mouth from Kennebunkport ME, is popular with visitors to the neighboring historic town.

It's enjoyable to wander in Kennebunkport's narrow streets, take a drive along Ocean Avenue, then cross the river and head for Kennebunk Beach for a day of sun, sand, surf and sea.

Actually, the main beach in the community of Kennebunk Beach is called Gooch's Beach. It's backed by the seaside road lined with summer homes and the occasional hotel or motel.

The grey sand beach slopes gently toward the sea, but the beach can be narrow at high tide. The water is usually fairly cold, and can be surfy, as the beach faces open ocean.

There are no beach facilities (that is, no toilets, changing rooms, food or drink stands, etc.).

Parking is by permit only during the summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day (late May through early September).

The parking permit restriction keeps casual visitors away, but permits ($10 for non-residents for one day) are sold at the Kennebunkport Town Hall (tel 207-967-44243), 6 Elm St Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6155, and the Kennebunkport Police Department (tel 207-967-2454 or 207-967-8142), 101 Main Street, Kennebunkport, ME 04046 (24 hours a day, every day).

Once you have your permit, you can also enjoy Goose Rocks Beach, on the opposite side of Kennebunkport from Kennebunk Beach. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan


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Kennebunk Beach can be
fairly narrow
at high tide.

 

 

 

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