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Gooch's Beach

Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk, ME is pet friendly at specific times throughout the year. From June 15 to Labor Day, dogs are welcome before 9am and after 5pm under voice control or on a leash. From the day after Labor Day to June 14, dogs are permitted on the beach at any time, but must be under voice control or on a leash. Visit Website

Or call (207) 985-2102 for more information.


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Gooch's Beach has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 210 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors overwhelmingly praise Gooch's Beach as a pet-friendly and enjoyable destination for dogs and their owners. They note the beach's freedom to exercise dogs off-leash, friendly atmosphere, and abundance of amenities.

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  • Jim
    Jun 2, 2024

    These pups did not want to leave this place! Such a nice beach our Poodles, Taxi and Nymphadora.

  • Addison
    Feb 24, 2024
    We love it there

    There were a lot of friendly dogs and people and easy parking but I give it a 4 because it did not have a poop bag dispenser.

  • Taylor
    Sep 5, 2023
    A Dog’s Happy Place

    My 1 year old enjoyed the freedom of being off leash playing fetch at the beach! So many dogs he was able to socialize with. As long as your dog responds under voice control and is friendly, this is the best place to bring them! Truly my dogs happy place and I can’t wait to bring him back.

  • Shuaiyu
    Jun 21, 2023
    We had a lot of fun!!!!

    I even stayed at this little town for one night because of this pet-friendly beach

  • Jennifer
    Nov 23, 2022
    Excellent Dog Beach

    We go to Gooch's once a week all year long. Dog's are allowed off leash during the off season all day and during peak season before 9 am and after 5 pm. Pick up after your dog! There are usually trash cans available.

  • Jill
    Jun 8, 2021
    Fun dog beach in the morning

    We brought our one-year old vizsla to play off-leash before 9am on a Saturday. There were tons of other dogs and owners doing the same. Friendly folks and happy dogs all over the beach.

  • Allie
    Aug 9, 2020
    Great time!

    We were able to have our dogs off leash before 9am in the summer, and on leash after 5. So many types of dogs of all sizes and everyone had a great time. Including the humans! We will definitely be back!

  • Michelle
    Sep 2, 2019
    Great Location!

    It was our first time at the beach with our lab. Perfect place for dogs. Great beach, friendly dogs, and lots of fun!

  • James
    More than a year ago
    great place for dogs

    The beach is 100% dog friendly

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