Kinney Shores, Saco, ME

Kinney Shores in Saco, Maine is an excellent dog friendly beach because dogs are allowed all day!  Unlike most Maine Beaches were dogs are limited to the early morning hours or evenings, Saco Beaches welcome dogs all day, as long as they are on leash between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  This way the entire family can enjoy a day at the beach!  Please note though, dogs are NOT allowed at Ferry Beach State Park.

Featuring long stretches of white sand, with rocky areas for tide pooling, Kinney Shores is a great place to walk and play with your dog.  During high tide the beach does get smaller, but there is still room to play.  During the Summer Season lifeguards are available.  Our one complaint with Saco beaches is that there is very limited parking.  Designated lots are for permit parking only, and visitors are relegated to limited on-street parking on narrow crowded streets.  We had to circle the winding roads a few times before we were able to locate parking at 8:00 AM.  So come early if you want to ensure a spot!  Also please be respectful of the private homes that line the beach and use designated access points.

To learn more about Kinney Shores, and to plan your visit including current weather conditions and directions, Click Here.  Also  visit our Dog Friendly Places page for more reviews on dog friendly beaches in Maine and New Hampshire.


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Joy is the personal secretary, executive chef and entertainment coordinator for Chuck Billy and his entourage.

2 comments on “Kinney Shores, Saco, ME”

  1. Chuck Billy

    There is free on-street parking in the neighborhood around Kinney Shore and Bayview Beaches in Saco. Parking permits are available to purchase at Saco City Hall for designated parking lots for weekly, monthly and seasonal passes ranging from $10 to $100 for nonresidents. Enjoy your visit!

  2. Will

    My family and I are hoping to visit this summer – what kind of permit is needed to park in the lots?

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