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It's not hard to understand why Gooch's Beach would be one of Kennebunkport's most popular (read: crowded) stretches of sand. Its gorgeous vistas are celebrated in all of Maine and it's the closest beach to the downtown area. Travelers say it's a great beach to bring your family and dogs are allowed on the beach as well. Recent visitors warn that when the tide comes in, the beach disappears, so check the tide schedule before visiting and be prepared to pick up and move your stuff should the waves rush in far.
You'll find Gooch's Beach off of Beach Avenue, about a mile south of Dock Square. But fair warning, parking can be quite the hassle in the summer months and you'll need to buy a parking permit from Kennebunk's Town Hall. Parking permits cost $20 a day and $75 a week for nonresidents.
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