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Great Waves + Not Crowded

Surfed here at the end of the summer and loved how quiet it was. Definitely the off season when I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good beach for a stroll

This time of year (10/12/2018) was perfect for a walk with our cockapoo. The view of the harbor... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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“tide pools”(6 reviews)
This popular beach is also known for surfing.
Scarborough, ME
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All reviews low tide tide pools residential area year round great waves ocean avenue street parking fills up fast parking lot is great for families great spot few blocks perfect maine sand dollars fun to watch family friendly place parking is limited
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Surfed here at the end of the summer and loved how quiet it was. Definitely the off season when I went but great area. Hard to find parking so you may have to walk but definitely worth it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank barefootninja_travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's not really that much beach real estate, accessible to the public, in the area. Apparently, when there is some, it's exploited. There's an extremely small, paid parking lot several blocks away; when open, it fills up fast. Parking AT the beach, is 'musical cars'....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 123private321
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This beach was one block from our Inn. It was clean and very nice views. People were surfing and a group had a nice bon fire

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank loriicenhour
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This time of year (10/12/2018) was perfect for a walk with our cockapoo. The view of the harbor and around the bend to the open sea was enjoyable. A sweet, but hard to locate beach. Once you find it, you will be glad you went....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DianeMerrill
Reviewed 30 September 2018

If you can stand the torture of swimming in Ice Water, Higgins is not a bad beach. Decent sand and places to lay out, but the Atlantic Ocean rarely gets much in to the 60 degree levels. This is NOT Florida!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is a lovely local beach in a typical Maine neighborhood. The parking area and services are located just down the road on Ocean Avenue and could be easy to miss. But most of the beach goers were local. Everyone was friendly and the waves...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Muriel M
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Higgins beach with an old friend who lives in Portland. I felt like I was in beach heaven. We were able to walk pretty deep in the water and the views were just beautiful. This was a highlight of our trip to Maine.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aliza S
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The beach changes dramatically from high to low tide. At high tide it is perfect for your children as it stays shallow for yards. At low tide, the beach is huge with tide pools to explore.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kirakingren
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Higgins Beach is a classic old Maine beach neighborhood. Surfing, dogs in the morning. What a fun summer spot!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MonarchMax
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay in a rented cottage with friends. The beach is fantastic, not overcrowded despite the weather, and the setting and scenery are great. Come early for municipal parking, which fills up fast on a beautiful day. No roadside parking, which naturally...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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3 August 2017|
Response from 888major | Reviewed this property |
Restricted hours Not during hours posted at beaches and further leash/voice command rules. No trespassing in areas where plovers nest Use provided waste bags, disposal barrels on ditr
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16 July 2017|
Response from Maurene_K | Reviewed this property |
From May 1st to September 15th. Those who park along that road must pay an hourly fee from the parking kiosk near the beach access walkway. There is one hour of free metered parking There is a public lot at 41 Ocean... More