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Dog lovers paradise

We are renting a house locally for a few days. Its April so we came for views but obviously no... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
Farmington, Connecticut
Nice beach

Went for a great walk on beach with family, friends and several dogs. Great place to walk your dog... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
Joan S
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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“snack bar” (5 reviews)
“low tide” (4 reviews)
“great beach” (3 reviews)
South Portland, ME
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

We are renting a house locally for a few days. Its April so we came for views but obviously no "normal" beach beach time. We brought our two Boxers on the trip. First day there we walked to the beach we were pleasantly surprised to...More

1  Thank Runwiththebigdog
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Went for a great walk on beach with family, friends and several dogs. Great place to walk your dog in the off season. Popular dog walking area for locals. Friendly!

Thank Joan S
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Great views of 3 lighthouses. Good view of the islands. Great walking route. Nice place to spend a day at the beach with a good book. In the summers there is a snack bar and restrooms.

Thank ButlerPortlandMaine
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Small cove beach with lovely soft sand. No surf and can be shallow especially at low tide, so great for small kids. Beautiful views of the Casco Bay Islands and boats bobbing in the cove. Adjacent to the local greenbelt walkway, so you can extend...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is a great beach to walk any time of year.The views are spectacular of cask bay, islands, lighthouses, and the shipping channel. The location is great as well. grab lunch at the culinary school and off you go for a lovely walk.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This is a great for swimming however if you are looking for surf and waves, this is not the place. Great for kids because it is shallow water for a good distance, many rocks and great for finding sea glass. You have a view of...More

1  Thank Shelley K
Reviewed 3 November 2015

There is not a lot of parking at Willard beach on busy days but can usually find a space. It is a great beach to take a walk or just sit down and relax. In season make sure you stop at Willard Scoops for fantastic...More

Thank MEShapleigh
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This beach has a small beach when the tide is in but it's quite long so you can have a nice walk. It's white sand and very family friendly. Very New Englandy.

Thank Glynis407
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We were staying in the area and stopped here during a hot August afternoon. Willard is well-kept, with ample parking and a good crowd of sunbathers. There are plenty of rocks ringing the beach to walk around on, and a cool breeze makes for a...More

Thank MKB1701
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem. This beach is perfect for small kids. Small playground, Public restrooms, a shower to wash off the sand and salt and a concessions stand. What more could you ask for? Parking is tight.

Thank Serrotta
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Monica J
Is this beach dog friendly year round, including the summer months? I'm reading different things on different sites.
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
Does it cost to park
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.