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Good beach for a stroll

This time of year (10/12/2018) was perfect for a walk with our cockapoo. The view of the harbor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Ice Water!

If you can stand the torture of swimming in Ice Water, Higgins is not a bad beach. Decent sand and... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Portland, Maine
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This popular beach is also known for surfing.
Scarborough, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's not really that much beach real estate, accessible to the public, in the area. Apparently, when there is some, it's exploited. There's an extremely small, paid parking lot several blocks away; when open, it fills up fast. Parking AT the beach, is 'musical cars'....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach was one block from our Inn. It was clean and very nice views. People were surfing and a group had a nice bon fire

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This time of year (10/12/2018) was perfect for a walk with our cockapoo. The view of the harbor and around the bend to the open sea was enjoyable. A sweet, but hard to locate beach. Once you find it, you will be glad you went....More

Thank DianeMerrill
Reviewed September 30, 2018

If you can stand the torture of swimming in Ice Water, Higgins is not a bad beach. Decent sand and places to lay out, but the Atlantic Ocean rarely gets much in to the 60 degree levels. This is NOT Florida!

Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is a lovely local beach in a typical Maine neighborhood. The parking area and services are located just down the road on Ocean Avenue and could be easy to miss. But most of the beach goers were local. Everyone was friendly and the waves...More

Thank Muriel M
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited Higgins beach with an old friend who lives in Portland. I felt like I was in beach heaven. We were able to walk pretty deep in the water and the views were just beautiful. This was a highlight of our trip to Maine.

Thank Aliza S
Reviewed July 31, 2018

The beach changes dramatically from high to low tide. At high tide it is perfect for your children as it stays shallow for yards. At low tide, the beach is huge with tide pools to explore.

Thank kirakingren
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Higgins Beach is a classic old Maine beach neighborhood. Surfing, dogs in the morning. What a fun summer spot!

Thank MonarchMax
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay in a rented cottage with friends. The beach is fantastic, not overcrowded despite the weather, and the setting and scenery are great. Come early for municipal parking, which fills up fast on a beautiful day. No roadside parking, which naturally...More

4  Thank MADEL22
Reviewed July 13, 2018

The beach is broad and wide, allowing for great walks at sunrise. Surfers skim the water and there are ample places to people watch, enjoy the water, watch birds, and relax.

Thank LWT14
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August 2, 2017|
Response from 888major | Reviewed this property |
Restricted hours Not during hours posted at beaches and further leash/voice command rules. No trespassing in areas where plovers nest Use provided waste bags, disposal barrels on ditr
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July 16, 2017|
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