Seapoint Beach is the unofficial dog beach of Kittery, Maine. This small and rocky beach is a favorite destination for dogs during the off-season, where dogs are allowed all day off-leash, under the control of their owners. Please note though, from May 15 through September 30 only dogs licensed to Kittery residents are allowed on the beach. In addition, from June 15 through September 10, dogs licensed to Kittery residents are only allowed before 10:00 AM and after 5:00 PM. Although there are no signs posted at the beach stating this residents only rule, during the summer the limited parking is for Kittery residents only, which makes it difficult for nonresidents to visit with their dogs. For the complete beach rules, including how Kittery dogs are identified, please visit, Kitteryme.gov.
Despite the summer restrictions, during the rest of the year Seapoint Beach is a great place for dogs to run and to socialize with other dogs. During low tide this no frills beach offers plenty of space for fetch, and if you cross the grassy knoll you can extend your walk onto neighboring Crescent Beach. The same dog restrictions apply to Crescent Beach in Kittery as well.
We recommend during the summer to visit nearby Fort Foster, where dogs are allowed all day on leashes, and offers both beaches and trails for active dogs to explore. To learn more about other beaches in Maine that allow dogs, please visit our Dog Friendly Places page.