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Wells Beach

Wells, ME
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Great fun

Great family fun. Water cold but tidal pools are ideal for young children to explore. Crabs... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
via mobile
No Beach at High tide

We've been going here for 20 years. Its a lovely beach that is about 2 miles long. Never too... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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“nice beach” (71 reviews)
“high tide” (74 reviews)
“free parking” (25 reviews)
Wells, ME
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great family fun. Water cold but tidal pools are ideal for young children to explore. Crabs, snails, sand castles. Bring bocce and play on the hard sand. Good food is a little scarce but ice cream is available. Can see Kennybunk Wonderful beach to walk...More

Thank Edward653
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We've been going here for 20 years. Its a lovely beach that is about 2 miles long. Never too crowded and very clean. The only problem is, you need to plan your beach day around high tide since the entire beach dissapears!

1  Thank 22pepper2
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great beach. There is a little restaurant on the beach that sells breakfast, lunch seafood and ice cream. Also beer and wine (dine in). Also a lobster pound down the street, little shops and an arcade for the kids. We usually stay...More

Thank clubgrub
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Wells is a nice clean beach . The parking is a bit pricey at $25.00 for a day. There is a snack bar that has ice cream, burgers and drinks.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Beautiful beach, quiet. Able to walk a short distance to view seals offshore on Bucklin Rock. During high tide, beach is under water but offers a large beach area during low tide with interesting tide pools to explore.

Thank Traci E
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A family day out, it was fantastic! Parking was full but the houses close by offer for the same price and are legal, and we didn't get locked in so we could go anytime. There are toilets at parking but none on the beach, there...More

Thank shazzalouise10
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We have not been here in ten years. It was just like we remembered it. A magical place for families and beach fun, chilly water and very drastic tides. Not much beach left at high tide, but anytime in between is great. Parking can be...More

Thank Gregory J
Reviewed 27 August 2016

loved the beach ! we were lucky to have family staying at a house nearby so we didn't have to search for parking

Thank Sammom11518
Reviewed 25 August 2016

we met with family, stayed four days had a good time but were not real familiar with the area, we will do better next time

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Wells Beach is well cared for with lifeguards and no dogs allowed. The sand is great and it is never hugely crowded. ample parking

Thank Joan R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you smoke on Wells Beach? Michelle
11 September 2016|
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Response from clubgrub | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what the official rules there are regarding smoking. I have seen a few people smoking there, including the lifeguards.
Where is the best place to park to access the jetty area at Wells Beach?
3 August 2016|
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Response from Patty C | Reviewed this property |
There is a municipal parking lot (fee) off of Island Beach Rd. Follow walking path to jetty/beach area.
Where is a great beachy place to stay, with pool, etc. not too populated?
25 July 2016|
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Response from Chriscross64 | Reviewed this property |
I like village by the sea in wells Maine they have indoor and outdoor pool a mile from the beach and several other beaches within minutes.. They are fully furnished and you feel like home away from home. Kennebunk and... More