Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

Where to stay around Goose Rocks Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 65 vacation rentals near Goose Rocks Beach. From 35 Houses to 17 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Goose Rocks Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Goose Rocks Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Goose Rocks Beach:

  • York Beach: 384 vacation rentals
  • Peaks Island: 76 vacation rentals
  • Pine Point: 277 vacation rentals
  • Biddeford Pool: 81 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Park: 218 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Goose Rocks Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Goose Rocks Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Long Sands Beach: 439 vacation rentals
  • Perkins Cove: 605 vacation rentals
  • Short Sands Beach: 1,198 vacation rentals
  • Footbridge Beach: 1,611 vacation rentals
  • Higgins Beach: 1,423 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Goose Rocks Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Goose Rocks Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 35 Houses in Goose Rocks Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Goose Rocks Beach include:

  • Cottages: 17 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 12 rentals available
  • Cabins: 17 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Goose Rocks Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in Goose Rocks Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Goose Rocks Beach

    Portland
    734 vacation rentals
    Old Orchard Beach
    873 vacation rentals
    Ogunquit
    1,276 vacation rentals
    Wells
    1,372 vacation rentals
    York
    1,210 vacation rentals
    Kennebunk
    1,468 vacation rentals
    Cape Elizabeth
    1,055 vacation rentals
    Peaks Island
    76 vacation rentals
    Saco
    918 vacation rentals
    Scarborough
    718 vacation rentals
    Kittery
    1,581 vacation rentals
    Biddeford
    956 vacation rentals
    South Portland
    290 vacation rentals
    Higgins Beach
    884 vacation rentals
    Falmouth
    741 vacation rentals
    Mother's Beach
    993 vacation rentals
    Long Island
    368 vacation rentals
    Waterboro
    42 vacation rentals
    Great Diamond Island
    398 vacation rentals
    Old Port
    466 vacation rentals