Voted One Of The Best Beaches In The Country, Gooch’s Beach In Maine Is A Gorgeous Bucket List Spot

With over 3,478 miles of coastline (that’s more than even California!), it’s almost impossible to choose the perfect beach. Some are rocky, making for a beautifully scenic day outside. Others feature long stretches of sand perfect to laying around or making sandcastles. While we might find it impossible to choose our favorite, US News recently did! This Kennebunkport beach is high on their list. Does it make yours?

Exploring our state is always an adventure, but there’s so much to see beyond its borders! Sign up for our Bucket List Newsletter to see must-visit destinations throughout the nation and inspire your travels, both near and far.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Gooch’s Beach is a popular destination in the summer, so parking might be hard unless you plan to arrive before 10:30 a.m. Remember that if you’re not a resident you’ll need to obtain a parking permit (even for just one day) at one of the parking kiosks on Beach Avenue. One day is $25 and parking can be found primarily in Beach Avenue around Oaks Neck to where Middle Beach ends.

If beach-going is a hobby, there’s plenty to do here in Vacationland! Here’s the hidden beaches road trip that will show you Maine like never before.

Address: Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043, USA