Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, ME, USA

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Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, ME, USA

Goose Rocks Beach vacation rentals

Welcome to the Kennebunks

Fringed by miles of sandy coastline, Goose Rocks Beach was named after the offshore reef that peeks above the water at low tide. It shelters the pristine swath of sand, keeping the water calm and crystal clear. Goose Rocks is part of the Kennebunks, a prestigious strip of side-by-side towns in southern Maine. The vibe is elegant yet easygoing which makes it a favorite with well-heeled East Coasters who descend on its million-dollar mansions every summer.

Sun and sand dollars on Goose Rocks Beach

Thanks to its barrier reef, Goose Rocks Beach is sheltered from the wind and waves. This makes it a great place to swim, sunbathe or beachcomb for sand dollars. There's plenty of parking along Kings Highway, though if you want exclusive access to the beach why not stay local? With Goose Rock Beach vacation rentals, you can unlock access to the breezy summer cottages that line the dunes. For a lively street scene head to Kennebunkport, where you'll find a string of cafes, art galleries and upmarket boutiques.

A "presidential" getaway

While the beach itself tends to steal the spotlight, there are plenty of off-sand attractions to occupy your time. History buffs will love the Seashore Trolley Museum, which displays an impressive collection of vintage streetcars. The 19th-century Goat Island Lighthouse is another highlight, located in the lobster-fishing village of Cape Porpoise. While you're there, don't miss the chance to devour a plate of freshly caught seafood at the legendary Nunan's Lobster Hut. For a glimpse at the Maine highlife stroll down to Ocean Avenue. The beachfront strip is lined with mansions and hotels, including a sprawling compound that belongs to the Bush dynasty.

A summer escape to southern Maine

The Kennebunks are at their busiest in the summer, when scores of sunseekers descend on its oceanfront homes. The atmosphere is infectious, with Memorial Day parades, lobster festivals and 4th of July fireworks. Planning a summer getaway to Maine? With spacious living areas, sun-drenched decks and beach chic decor, Goose Rocks Beach vacation rentals are a great way to enjoy summer in the Kennebunks. Play your cards right and you could spot one of the Bushes lazing on the beach or enjoying a lobster roll.

A picturesque Maine landscape

With its powdery sand and grassy dunes, Goose Rocks Beach is a picturesque slice of the Kennebunks. It sits in southern Maine and is fringed by the Atlantic Ocean. Made up of salt marshes, sand dunes and estuaries, the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge offers a great change of scene from the beach. The park is crossed by walking trails where you could spot endangered piping plovers, New England cottontail rabbits, saltmarsh sparrows and other local wildlife.