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Best dog friendly beach ever

Never seen such a bog friendly beach any where we have traveled. We went here on Sunday and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom B
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Nashua, New Hampshire
Great.

Very scenic and the fort was very interesting. Very nice area to just take a leisurely walk along... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ANN L
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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South Portland, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never seen such a bog friendly beach any where we have traveled. We went here on Sunday and the beach was filled wth dogs.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very scenic and the fort was very interesting. Very nice area to just take a leisurely walk along the beach or the grounds.

Thank ANN L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to stay on Willard street so the beach was just steps away. Nice long beach for walking or spending the day. Check the tides before you go if you want to swim as the low tide is very low. Very nice place...More

Thank duncanspop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice, quiet place to check out in the evenings to watch the sun set or moon rise. The beach has a bit of debris on it, but that really didn't bother us.

Thank Preuettb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pluses of this beach is that it's located not far from down town Portland, parking is free, the water is clear (and cold) and there are nIce breezes and a pleasant vista. If you go to the left upon entering it is nice and sandy...More

1  Thank kleek2017
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love to walk on Willard Beach and go in and out of the quaint neighborhood that surrounds it. Also love to stop into Scratch Bakery for a coffee and amazing bagel before or after my walk. The bakery is right up the street from...More

Thank ktfagan
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This beach is not kept well. You cannot walk barefoot or you will get splinters from the wood washed ashore. It's small and can get very crowded too.

Thank richs548
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We rented a cottage just a few steps from the beach. It is a very walkable beach and we were able to off-leash our dog from 7-9 am and 7-9 pm every day. He loved it. Terrific area for quite, good restaurants, biking.

Thank msmadnice
Reviewed 22 June 2017

One of the few sandy beach in South Portland. Limited parking, so it can get crowded. Family friendly with nearby facilities.

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 8 April 2017

What a nice little beach..you can really keep an eye on your small children...bathrooms...parking..(get there early) Ten minutes from Old Port

Thank winefan2016
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Monica J
1 March 2017|
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Response from DavidandGee | Reviewed this property |
No. During the summer, dogs are restricted to 7-9 am and pm, and not in between. If you can live with those times, it's fine. David
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Traceybaileyrio
25 July 2016|
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Response from Bonny J |
No, but there aren't a lot of parking spaces. There's about a 15-20 parking options.
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