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East End Beach
Eastern Promanade
Portland, ME

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East End Beach  

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East End Beach, the City of Portland’s only public beach, is a haven for summer visitors and urban dwellers alike. The sand and pebble beach stretches for a several hundred yards along the edge of the Eastern Promenade and offers room to relax, sunbathe and swim. Sailboats bob on their moorings in the protected waters of Casco Bay, and offshore, Peaks, Great Diamond and Long Islands beckon.

Ample parking is nearby just uphill from the boat launch, where there are public toilets and changing areas. Benches and picnic tables line the scenic route of the Eastern Prom Trail above the beach. Dogs are not allowed on the beach in summer season. Kayaks and canoes can be launched from the beach or the boat ramp for exploration of Mackworth Island or Fort Gorges, each just a short paddle away. The grassy hillside of the promenade provides yet more space to walk and enjoy the view.


Outdoors | Beach
Sun & Surf | Beaches

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Nice place to stop
We were walking along the path and was pleasantly surprised to get to a beach. It's a nice place to take pictures.
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smell wastewater treatment plant and dog poop!
The stench of the wastewater treatment plant was enough to turn anyone off from walking the beach. Dogs are allowed on the beach and apparently owners do not have to clean up after their pet...
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Great Evening Dog Romp
I have two dogs who love playing with other dogs in the early evening at the beach. Dogs are allowed before 9:00am and after 5:00 pm. My dogs love playing games with the waves and visiting other...
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