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Higgins Beach

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Great quaint beach for locals.

Great little beach mostly clear of pesky tourists. Nice waves and in a cute neighborhood. Love... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mainelover15
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Winterport, Maine
Great Beach, totally unfriendly to anyone who doesn't live/rent there.

I love Higgins Beach. I grew up in Scarborough, 5 minutes from beach. What also made it nice was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vesperlynd74
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Boston, Massachusetts
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This popular beach is also known for surfing.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“high tide” (10 reviews)
“great beach” (12 reviews)
“tide pools” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Scarborough, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little beach mostly clear of pesky tourists. Nice waves and in a cute neighborhood. Love going here.

Thank Mainelover15
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Higgins Beach. I grew up in Scarborough, 5 minutes from beach. What also made it nice was that every time we went there, we just parked at a relatives house, who lived directly beachside. Years ago, there was a great little community store...More

Thank vesperlynd74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great day at Higgins Beach. We came at the recommendation of a friend who lived in the area and said it was the best non-touristy beach that all the locals used! We loved that it wasn't too crowded and lots of space...More

Thank Marlena W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We loved walking on this clean, quiet beech! The huge tide made it a completely different experience every time we went.

Thank MrEmpowerful
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Higgins Beach is easily found on Ocean Avenue. From May 1st to September 15th. Those who park along that road must pay an hourly fee from the parking kiosk near the beach access walkway. My visit was on a very warm, slightly humid day. I...More

4  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

A great afternoon in early April cycling was well worth it! Beautiful beach and lots of activity. My only drawback is it's Maine and the water will be cold all season long! Brrrr. No parking either. So cycle or walk in and enjoy the beautiful...More

Thank Rene S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Higgins Beach is one of the best beaches in the area for long walks all winter long. At low tide it offers acres of hard sand and accessible low rocks with tidal pools to explore. Even in winter the little paths from the street are...More

3  Thank 888major
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Always worth it!! Be sure to check the HigginsBeachWebCam.com before you head to the beach to check the tides. I checked the webcam last night and saw this sunset happening so I quickly went to the beach with my camera.

Thank HigginsBeachTraveler
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We live in Scarborough and find the Higgins Beach Community to not be welcoming of visitors. The parking lot is a long walk along a homed street to the beach area. The community is obviously set up for owners and summer renters with space for...More

3  Thank JoeKunk
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Did some painting out on the water, was relaxing out on the water for the day... Plain to get back out that way...

Thank H6133EAdavidm
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Joanne C
16 July 2017|
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Response from Maurene_K | Reviewed this property |
From May 1st to September 15th. Those who park along that road must pay an hourly fee from the parking kiosk near the beach access walkway. There is one hour of free metered parking There is a public lot at 41 Ocean... More
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