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Address: Black Point Road, Near Scarborough Beach, Prouts Neck, ME
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Painter Winslow Homer often walked this lovely mile-long walk.

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Beautiful walk along the scenic coast

We started at Black Point Inn. The views were gorgeous and the path was not difficult but would be too much for anyone slightly unsteady on their feet. This is a walk that we... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Walkers44
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Bowdoinham, Maine
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Bowdoinham, Maine
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We started at Black Point Inn. The views were gorgeous and the path was not difficult but would be too much for anyone slightly unsteady on their feet. This is a walk that we will keep in our repertoire for future visits!

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Portland, Maine
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104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Cliff Walk at Prouts Neck is a stunning, perfect example of what the Maine coast is all about: rocky cliffs, gorgeous views, beautiful grand homes overlooking pristine islands. Its what we all think of as quintessential Maine, and this beautiful public walking path is worth a visit. Winslow Homer's Maine studio is located here, where he lived and painted... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

It was so beautiful. I read the reviews so it gave me an idea where to go. The address on trip advisor is not correct. The entrance is near the hotel, it says bike trail, just walk back and it's to the right. There is no place to park. It is very private. The veins are amazing.

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1 Thank Desiree D
Stow, MA
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The views from the cliff walk of the ocean, the rocky coast, and the gorgeous cottages are definitely memorable. Wear sturdy shoes and give yourself a few hours to do the round trip. We parked at Scarborough Beach ($16) and walked about a mile to the beginning of the path. The beach is beautiful too and great for swimming so... More 

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Thank Handel
New York City, New York
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267 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Just walk and enjoy nature at its finest. A bit difficult for seniors but can be down in a very slow pace. Take lots of pictures. You will remember this place.

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1 Thank jack M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Parked at Ferry beach for $10, walked to the Black Point Inn and started the trail from there. There's a little stone path that starts at a gap in a low stone wall. Walked the whole length and came out at the end of Black Point Rd. The whole round trip including walking to and from the car was 4.3... More 

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1 Thank Heather C
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Ok let me start by saying the walk is gorgeous and totally worth it. I would give it 4 or 5 if it weren't for all the other things that made it suck. Here are some key info points I didn't see listed anywhere: 1. If it's the busy season you will not be able to park at the inn.... More 

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3 Thank jrodjared
Wilton, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The Cliff walk has one of the finest views in Maine. You can get really close to the water while taking a leisurely walk. Great for all ages and abilities including those with wheelchairs and walkers. Walk is free, but parking may be an issue depending on the time and season.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth the struggle to find a parking space. Park at Ferry Beach parking lot and walk along the beach towards the hotel.

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2 Thank minutphoto
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112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Alright, you're in an ultra-exclusive enclave in Maine so getting here isn't easy. Parking is non-existent so dump you're car at Ferry Beach and if you're there before 9:00, you'll avoid the $10.00 parking fee. Hike about a mile over to the Inn and there you'll pick up the path between a few "cottages"-- they're mansions. If you're an NFL... More 

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