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Cliff Walk

Black Point Road, Near Scarborough Beach, Prouts Neck, ME
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Quintessential Maine Sunrise

Just like any exclusive part of the Maine coast, it takes some planning and knowledge of the area... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Jeremy W
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
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... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Bowdoinham, Maine
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Painter Winslow Homer often walked this lovely mile-long walk.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good11%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Black Point Road, Near Scarborough Beach, Prouts Neck, ME
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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Just like any exclusive part of the Maine coast, it takes some planning and knowledge of the area to make your visit unforgettable. Public parking on Prouts Neck proper is nonexistent so plan ahead. Cheapest: park at Ferry Beach (Scarborough NOT Ferry Beach State Park)...More

Thank Jeremy W
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!

3  Thank Walkers44
Reviewed 5 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...More

2  Thank James F
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...More

1  Thank Desiree D
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Handel
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.

1  Thank jack M
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...More

1  Thank Heather C
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....More

3  Thank jrodjared
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...More

2  Thank April G
Reviewed 6 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.

2  Thank minutphoto
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are dogs allowed?
25 May 2017|
Response from Jeremy W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they must be on a leash, but early in the morning you could probably get away with no leash.
Carolyn A
Is there a convenient place to park for visitors driving in for part of a day? Is there a fee or ticket required and if so how much?
10 May 2015|
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Response from MainelyMom | Reviewed this property |
That's incorrect. There is not a convenient place to park. Parking is only allowed at the Blackpoint Inn if you are a guest. Otherwise it is a hike to park (and pay) at Ferry Beach and walk about a half mile to the entrance... More