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Willard Beach

South Portland, ME
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Pretty beach

Nice looking beach. The beach is great for walking dogs,or so it seems. There was an Abudance of... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Greenwich, Connecticut
Beware of Dog poop

I have visited when I teach many times. Most often I go mid day but on a recent occasion I travel... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
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“low tide” (5 reviews)
“snack bar” (5 reviews)
“great beach” (4 reviews)
South Portland, ME
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Nice looking beach. The beach is great for walking dogs,or so it seems. There was an Abudance of walkers with their dogs Only problem it seemed to be loaded with poop

Thank Summersnuggles
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I have visited when I teach many times. Most often I go mid day but on a recent occasion I travel there in the early evening. The amount of dogs running around and pooping was amazing! Kiss is pretty spot but one that I fear...More

1  Thank Joyfullyinme
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Never seen such a bog friendly beach any where we have traveled. We went here on Sunday and the beach was filled wth dogs.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Very scenic and the fort was very interesting. Very nice area to just take a leisurely walk along the beach or the grounds.

Thank ANN L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We were lucky to stay on Willard street so the beach was just steps away. Nice long beach for walking or spending the day. Check the tides before you go if you want to swim as the low tide is very low. Very nice place...More

Thank duncanspop
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a nice, quiet place to check out in the evenings to watch the sun set or moon rise. The beach has a bit of debris on it, but that really didn't bother us.

Thank Preuettb
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Pluses of this beach is that it's located not far from down town Portland, parking is free, the water is clear (and cold) and there are nIce breezes and a pleasant vista. If you go to the left upon entering it is nice and sandy...More

1  Thank kleek2017
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love to walk on Willard Beach and go in and out of the quaint neighborhood that surrounds it. Also love to stop into Scratch Bakery for a coffee and amazing bagel before or after my walk. The bakery is right up the street from...More

Thank ktfagan
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This beach is not kept well. You cannot walk barefoot or you will get splinters from the wood washed ashore. It's small and can get very crowded too.

Thank richs548
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We rented a cottage just a few steps from the beach. It is a very walkable beach and we were able to off-leash our dog from 7-9 am and 7-9 pm every day. He loved it. Terrific area for quite, good restaurants, biking.

Thank msmadnice
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11 September 2017|
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Response from Joyfullyinme | Reviewed this property |
No public restrooms
Monica J
28 February 2017|
Response from DavidandGee | Reviewed this property |
No. During the summer, dogs are restricted to 7-9 am and pm, and not in between. If you can live with those times, it's fine. David
24 July 2016|
Response from Bonny J |
No, but there aren't a lot of parking spaces. There's about a 15-20 parking options.