Mother's Beach

43.343989, -70.499357
263-267 Beach Avenue
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-2102
York County

Mother’s Beach is located on Beach Avenue in Kennebunk, Maine. The smallest of the three Kennebunk beaches has rocky borders on each side of the beach for exploration, a gradual descent to the water, and a playground, The smaller environment is ideal for keeping watch over kids, and the playground connected to the beach makes for a convenient beach outing. Mother’s Beach does have available space during high-tide, unlike Gooch’s Beach.

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Hours Of Operation

Dawn to dusk

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Parking is limited is and available along Beach Avenue. Kennebunk beach permits are required from June 15 to September 15, 9am-5pm. Permits can be purchased at the Tax-Collector’s Office at the Town Hall 8am-430pm Monday through Friday.
Resident Permits- Allowed three per household:$2 first vehicle; $5 second vehicle; $5 third vehicle
Residents may purchase an unlimited amount of permits for guests at $20 each; which must be purchased by the resident.
Non-Resident Permits
$20 day; $75 week; $150 season
Non-resident permits are sold at the kiosks at Narragansett Point, Gooch’s, and Mother’s Beaches.

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Life Guard Schedule

Lifeguards are on-site during summer months 9am-5pm.

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Not allowed

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Primarily a carry in/carry out location; stores are located within minutes driving.

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Motels/hotels, and rentals are within walking and driving distance.

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Dogs are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 5pm from June 15 to the day after Labor Day. Kennebunk Pet Information

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Picnic Area


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The playground is steps away from the beach area.

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Public Transportation

Tour buses are available in the area

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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms on-site

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Water sports are allowed although space is limited and difficult with the rocks.

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Walking Trails


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