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Mother's Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Mother\'s Beach featuring a house, general coastal views and a beach

Make a happy memory by taking the family to this New England beach for quality time in the fresh, invigorating and cleansing air and sea.

Mother’s Beach in Kennebunk is the perfect place to experience the magnetism and wonder of Maine’s long coastline. Instead of the rocky shores of the north, find a long stretch of smooth sand and clear Atlantic Ocean waters. Join other tourists and residents enjoying this beach on a magnificent coast.

With portable bathrooms, easy access and roadside parking beside the sandy area, Mother’s Beach is a great spot for a family beach day. It has a playground, making it ideal for families.

Walk the sidewalk by the seawall that follows the beach for 750 feet (230 meters). The beach has lifeguards in summer.

Turn away from the beach to view summer homes and cottages with traditional shingle-style architecture. Shingles are gold when freshly installed and weather to gray in the conditions of salt air, wind and sun.

Before you leave the center of Kennebunk for a beach day, purchase a parking permit from the town office or chamber of commerce or pick one up at the beach kiosk. Arrive early at the sandy beach as the roadside parking fills rapidly.

For some beach variety, travel farther east along the road or on foot to Middle Beach and Gooch’s Beach. The three beaches stretch for about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers), with a sidewalk running the distance.

Gooch’s Beach is the largest and most popular of the Kennebunk beaches. Between Gooch’s and Mother’s is black-pebbled Middle Beach. It’s about 1,300 feet (400 meters) long and does not have restrooms, but it’s also less crowded.

Surf the waves at the beaches on suitable days. Bring your own umbrella, food and drink, as concessions aren’t available. Let your dog join you before and after business hours during the peak season or all day during other months. Take a sunrise stroll, morning jog or evening promenade to enjoy the sea air and scenery.

Find the Kennebunk beaches along Beach Avenue about 4 miles (7 kilometers) from the center of town.

Bring the whole family to Mother’s Beach for great day in the sand and surf that you might not have expected in Maine.

Top Hotels Close to Mother's Beach

The Colony Hotel
The Colony Hotel
3 out of 5
140 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is NT$9,208 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Situated in Kennebunkport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gooch's Beach and St. Ann’s Episcopal Church. Cape Arundel and Kennebunkport Village Green ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (309 reviews)
"Every aspect of our stay was exceptional!"

Reviewed on 2021/6/19

The Colony Hotel
The Beach House Inn
The Beach House Inn
2.5 out of 5
211 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, ME
With direct access to the beach, this Kennebunk hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mother's Beach, Gooch's Beach, and Kennebunk Beach. Kennebunkport Harbor ...
4.4/5Excellent! (318 reviews)
"Quiet and convenient. Enjoyed our two nights at the Beech House Inn. Comfy beds, coffee/tea and snacks available all day, scaled down breakfast was more than expected during COVID."

Reviewed on 2020/9/28

The Beach House Inn
Kennebunkport Captains Collection
Kennebunkport Captains Collection
4.5 out of 5
6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is NT$14,059 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Situated by the ocean, this luxury bed & breakfast is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Walker's Point and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Mother's Beach. Kennebunk Free Library and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (104 reviews)
"It was amazing!! Wonderful place to spend a weekend."

Reviewed on 2021/6/22

Kennebunkport Captains Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Mother's Beach

The Colony Hotel
The Colony Hotel
3 out of 5
140 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is NT$9,208 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
The Colony Hotel
The Beach House Inn
The Beach House Inn
2.5 out of 5
211 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, ME
The Beach House Inn
Kennebunkport Captains Collection
Kennebunkport Captains Collection
4.5 out of 5
6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is NT$14,059 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Kennebunkport Captains Collection
Nonantum Resort
Nonantum Resort
3.5 out of 5
95 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is NT$12,080 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
Nonantum Resort
The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina
The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina
3 out of 5
21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is NT$9,208 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel & Marina
Kennebunkport Inn
Kennebunkport Inn
3 out of 5
One Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME
The price is NT$9,767 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Kennebunkport Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.