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Cliff Walk

Black Point Road, Near Scarborough Beach, Prouts Neck, ME
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Those rocks... They are just amazing how the water has formed them into amazing work of art... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nancerellanyc
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New York City, New York
Cliff walk

People should know that although this walk is beautiful it is not an easy walk.there are many... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
505cynthiap
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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Painter Winslow Homer often walked this lovely mile-long walk.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good12%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ferry beach” (9 reviews)
“winslow homer” (6 reviews)
“black point inn” (18 reviews)
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Black Point Road, Near Scarborough Beach, Prouts Neck, ME
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"ferry beach"
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"winslow homer"
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"black point inn"
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"quintessential maine"
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"in season"
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"bring your camera"
in 2 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 2 reviews
"portland museum of art"
in 2 reviews
"rocky coast"
in 2 reviews
"new england"
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"wicklow"
in 10 reviews
"mile"
in 8 reviews
"rocks"
in 14 reviews
"trail"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Those rocks... They are just amazing how the water has formed them into amazing work of art. Worth walking over the cliff to admire the view/nature

Thank nancerellanyc
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Reviewed 5 days ago

People should know that although this walk is beautiful it is not an easy walk.there are many narrow parts and climbing over rocks. There are no rails on parts of the cliff. We enjoyed our walk but concurred that it was not easy

Thank 505cynthiap
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was worth the 2 hour drive from Massachusetts:) We brought our mini poodle and he loved it! We parked at Ferry beach. It must not have been in season because there was no fee/parking attendant. It was about 3/4 mile walk to the entrance...More

Thank rdh1978
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful drive and coastal Landscape! You can walk miles in the beach around the point and take in the fresh, crisp air along with the amazing views! Highly recommend it!

Thank Diana M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Easy 1 mile walk/hike on coastal path. Beautiful views, walk starts by iconic Black Point Inn Pumphouse and weaves around the rocky coast of Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine. Only struggle is to find parking anywhere around this hiking path. Black Point Inn has few...More

6  Thank lovealwayslisa8
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

See my review on TripAdvisor for Winslow Homer's Studio to learn how best to walk there on your own without a tour.

4  Thank kldoor
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Just like any exclusive part of the Maine coast, it takes some planning and knowledge of the area to make your visit unforgettable. Public parking on Prouts Neck proper is nonexistent so plan ahead. Cheapest: park at Ferry Beach (Scarborough NOT Ferry Beach State Park)...More

4  Thank Jeremy W
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We started at Black Point Inn. The views were gorgeous and the path was not difficult but would be too much for anyone slightly unsteady on their feet. This is a walk that we will keep in our repertoire for future visits!

4  Thank Walkers44
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Cliff Walk at Prouts Neck is a stunning, perfect example of what the Maine coast is all about: rocky cliffs, gorgeous views, beautiful grand homes overlooking pristine islands. Its what we all think of as quintessential Maine, and this beautiful public walking path is...More

5  Thank James F
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It was so beautiful. I read the reviews so it gave me an idea where to go. The address on trip advisor is not correct. The entrance is near the hotel, it says bike trail, just walk back and it's to the right. There is...More

1  Thank Desiree D
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billsam58
25 May 2017|
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Response from Jeremy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they must be on a leash, but early in the morning you could probably get away with no leash.
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Carolyn A
10 May 2015|
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Response from MainelyMom | Reviewed this property |
That's incorrect. There is not a convenient place to park. Parking is only allowed at the Blackpoint Inn if you are a guest. Otherwise it is a hike to park (and pay) at Ferry Beach and walk about a half mile to the entrance... More
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