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Address: South Portland, ME
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Great Local Beach

We live 3 blocks from Willard Beach. It is a wonderful resource. We walk our dog along the beach almost daily, all year around. Dogs are prohibited on the beach in summer, except... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
DavidandGee
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South Portland, Maine, United States
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South Portland, Maine, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live 3 blocks from Willard Beach. It is a wonderful resource. We walk our dog along the beach almost daily, all year around. Dogs are prohibited on the beach in summer, except from 7-9 am and 7-9 pm. This starts May 1 and ends Nov 1. Parking can be tight in the summer. Many boats are moored here and... More 

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Thank DavidandGee
Tennessee
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518 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We spent some time here just watching families play with their dogs. This must be a dog friendly beach. It was entertaining to watch balls be thrown into the water and the dogs fetching the balls. It appeared that dogs were loose (not on leash), so be prepared.

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Thank TNharleychick
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Love the beach and great scenic area. great place to take it all in. Way too many dogs on beach tho! not sure if the snack bar is still in operation.

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Thank Mark L
Hartford, Connecticut
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Heard about this beach while on the bay cruise, and stopped the next day to visit. Easy drive from Portland hotels, but limited parking. I came stopped late morning, on a Friday, and was able to get in the free lot. Walked the beach, collected some shells, and took a ton of pictures - nice view of the Portland Light... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this morning to take the dog for a walk on the beach and hunt for seaglass. It was beautiful! Dog friendly until 9am. We found lots of seaglass and a quaint little cemetery. Not sure its the beach for swimming but awesome for walks and finding treasures!

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Thank NHmama23
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Sandy beaches with cool ocean breezes. Rock climbing and fun visit to the fort and lighthouse at low tide.

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Thank TWood54
Barre, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Up the street, loved being able to walk and enjoy this beauty of a scene! Easy walk to bug light, you can see A couple civil war forts across the way. Watch fisherman boats come In and out of the bay. Some bench seating available to watch a working lighthouse.

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3 Thank Nancy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

went with our daughter and grandchildren had a wonderful time would love to come back when its warmer

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Thank Tammy M
South Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Great neighborhood beach for a quick dip in the ocean. Has a nice beach, playground, flushable toilets, lifeguards and canteen for treats. Limited parking, and can be crowded.

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Thank Debbie M
Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We are renting a house locally for a few days. Its April so we came for views but obviously no "normal" beach beach time. We brought our two Boxers on the trip. First day there we walked to the beach we were pleasantly surprised to find the dogs could be off leash all day until 4/30. After that dogs are... More 

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