Fort Foster Park
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- NicoleSep. 16, 2021Great walk
Great place for a walk and to take some pictures. It's 100% pack in/pack out so be prepared to take your waste with you as there are no trash bins. Trails were well maintained and we had a great time exploring!
- AlissaAug. 28, 2021Fun to explore!
This is a great spot to bring your dog to explore the Maine coastline. It’s a very dog friendly spot, where your dog can splash in the ocean year-round any time of day or night. There are several beaches, only one beach to the left of the pier is off-limits to dogs (it is clearly marked), otherwise you can take your leashed dog around any part of the park! There are picnic tables, lots of park benches, grills and public restrooms. Parking is $21 for the day.
- CassieMay. 22, 2021Great Beach
The pier boards have large gaps in them, our small dogs feet kept getting stuck in between. Other than that it was fanatic. Dogs are required to be on leash (we ran into two groups who did not follow this). One side of the beach is dog friendly and the other is not. We went in Mid-May on a Saturday afternoon and found ample space to walk, run and swim with our pup. The entry fee was $21, no cash.
- DebOct. 11, 2020Great Dog Friendly Beach
So happy they dropped the proposed ban on dogs being allowed. leashes are required but great place to visit
- DanSep. 9, 2020Dog Friendly TBD
Great, under rated park along the water with beautiful views. not too crowded, even on Labor Day weekend with nice weather. That said, 4 bones rating contingent on park continuing to allow dogs — there is a town council meeting on 9/9/20 to discuss a dog ban. if enacted, Fort Foster should be removed from Bring Fido, and we won’t be going back
- KaraSep. 7, 2020Great Spot!
We were so excited to find Fort Foster Beach after finding out that Jenness Beach is actually not dog friendly. Our pup had to stay on a leash while we were there, but she still enjoyed going in the water and meeting new doggy friends. We saw many signs about the upcoming vote to ban dogs at Fort Foster Beach. I would urge locals not to ban dogs here as it was the only beach that we (tourists) could find would allow dogs.
- DanielleAug. 28, 2020Not DOG FRIENDLY Or Welcomed
We’ve been coming to Fort Foster because it’s the only dog friendly beach where we live. There is a proposed plan to ban dogs from Fort Foster starting after this season which is evident when we arrived today. The part we’re dogs are allowed shrunk in size and there was a security guard only letting us stay in a certain area. It was packed with lots of dogs and people during a week day. It’s disappointing because we used to love going here but now the beach is tiny and nowhere for our dogs to play. I don’t recommend going.
- JulianaAug. 15, 2020Beautiful spot!
First time here yesterday, yes it cost $20 but the beach and water were beautiful, sandy and crystal clear water! Perfect for pups since it’s very shallow very far out.
- CarolAug. 11, 2020Fee Updates
just checked out the website and a day pass is now $20. still trying to find out how much a season pass is to determine which to buy.
- AllieJul. 28, 2020Great scenic spot to be able to take your pup
We stopped here this weekend and had a great time. Dogs can go into the water with you most of the beach area. Pretty rocky but ok! $20 to get in and due to COVID you had to buy a pass online before you came and there isn’t great service at the gate so do it before you go. We would def go back!
- LiliaJul. 10, 2020We loved the place.
There is a nice sandy beach on a right from the peer where dogs can hangout. Lot of places to walk around. There are the tables on a grass by the beach. Great place to hangout all day.
- BrookeAug. 12, 2019Great beach!
We went there today for Piper's first real ocean experience! There were lots of dogs to play with, friendly locals, and lots of room! They say it's on leash but we didn't see many dogs with leashes! Everyone got along well and my baby is tuckered out! It's "carry in carry out" so be aware of that when your fur baby poops. Other than that, great, great place.
- ErinJul. 28, 2019Belle’s First Ocean Visit
Let me start with I have a newfoundland puppy. Living in central Mass there aren’t a ton of places to bring her to swim. Fort Foster was great! It was $20 to get into the park and it’s “carry in, carry out” so keep that in mind when your baby poops! Rocky beach is exactly what it claims to be, ROCKY! There were very few people but it was almost impassable. One beach no longer allows dogs but the third was perfect. Sandy, not really crowded, people gave us our space. My baby girl had such a good time. So the bad it’s “carry in, carry out” I get it, and the place seemed really clean, but it’s a pain, $20 to get in is a little much but worth it, we had to drive 2 hours to get there, this is obviously not Fort Foster Park’s fault but I’m scraping the barrel for negative here! And finally it would be really nice if they put in even one out door shower so you can rinse off some of that sand and salt. I had to rinse off in the sink.
- SusanJul. 28, 2019Price Change
The cost is now $20 per car.
- AlisonMore than a year agoAwesome place for dogs and their humans
We took a trip here on Labor Day weekend and to my surprise it wasn’t terribly crowded. Dogs are allowed on most sections of the beach and there’s a great trail along the beach to walk with the dog. Tons of picnic tables and benches. A great place to spend the day.
- DeniseAug. 26, 2018Great visit!
This place is a great family area and you can bring your dog! Great experience and was pleasantly surprised. One of the best parts? Little to no litter and it appears everyone picks up after their dog! Amazing place which I knew about it sooner. Lots of areas to bring your family and pets. Highly recommend!
- OrangeJul. 19, 2018Wide flat trails.
I loved walking the dogs along the rocky coast and then into the shaded woods. There were lots of picnic tables and benches to take in the views.
- AlyJun. 21, 2018Amazing low-key beach
Very friendly and low-key beach! We went to the Rocky Point beach and we're 1 of 3 groups on the Rocky beach. There are signs to leash your dog bust most other well behaved dogs went free in the water to play. I'll be going back again and again!
- MaudeMore than a year agoAmazing
So cool! I loved the park and I brought my dog, sal! Really family friendly!