Some of Maine’s most beautiful beaches can be found here in the Kennebunks. Whether you’re  beachcombing for shells, or surfing the perfect wave, Kennebunkport beaches are beautiful escapes, great for walking, sunbathing or playing in the sun.


Long, wide sandy beaches perfect for walking, sunning and beach-combing. Lifeguards and porta-potties are at Gooch’s Beach and Mother’s Beach from July through Labor Day.  A permit to park at these Kennebunkport beaches is required June 15 to September 15. Day, weekly and seasonal passes are available at Kennebunk Town Hall and at electronic kiosks at the beaches.

KENNEBUNKPORT BEACH (AKA Mother’s Beach) – The third beach on Beach Avenue is a large sandy beach with a playground and restrooms.  No facilities. Lifeguard on duty.

GOOCH’S BEACH – Plenty of room for jogging, sunning and sandcastle building. Largest part of Kennebunk Beach, along Beach Avenue, perfect fine sand. Often referred to as “Kennebunk Beach.” Portable toilets. Lifeguards.

MIDDLE BEACH – Also located on Beach Avenue, Middle Beach has an abundance of small stones, pebbles and shells perfect for collecting.

Kennebunkport Beaches in Photos



Goose Rocks Beach has nearly three miles of wide sandy beach. A barrier reef located offshore known as Goose Rocks, is visible at low tide.  It helps protect the soft, white sand of the beach.  Goose Rocks Beach is the perfect spot to sunbathe, relax, swim and beach-comb.  This beach has no lifeguard.

Parking is along Kings Highway, with paths through the rocks, dunes and grass down to the beach.  Dogs are allowed before 8 am, and after 6 pm. No facilities are available at the beach. Parking permits are available at the Chamber of Commerce, the Kennebunkport Town Office, the Police Department and the Goose Rocks General Store.


The Colony Beach

Also called Arundel Beach, The Colony Beach is a 150-yard stretch of sand and pebble beach at the mouth of the Kennebunk River on Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport, just about a mile south of Dock Square in the heart of the village. Relax in the sun and enjoy ocean swimming. Along the road beyond the beach is a small park with benches where you can watch the sunset. The Parson’s Way shore walk starts here and follows the shoreline for several miles, past Spouting Rock and Blowing Cave to Walker’s Point and beyond. The beach has a small gravel parking lot. It has no lifeguard and no facilities.


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