Two very romantic and family friendly Maine beaches.
The state of Maine is known for its beautiful beaches and Reid State Park Beach is no exception. Located in Georgetown, Maine, Reid State Park was established in the year 1947 when a local businessman donated the land. Named after its donor Walter E. Reid, this beautiful state park became Maine’s first official beach state park.
Reid State Park is a great place for couples and family alike. There are many activities that can be enjoyed at this wonderful state park. This coastal salt water beach draws in thousands of people every year and sunbathing is one of their favorite pass times at the park.
Reid State Park is home to not one, but two very wide beaches. Mile beach is located in the center of the park. It has soft sand and great views. Half Mile beach is located at the northern end of the park and is a great place to get away from the crowds of the main beach. It is also a very romantic place to spend time with your loved one. Taking a walk on this charming Maine beach is a great way to de-stress and get back in touch with nature.
A great place to bring the entire family for a weekend of fun in the sun, Reid State park has ample places to picnic. During those hot summer days, visitors of the park can enjoy swimming in the pristine waters that the park provides. A nature lover’s dream, the park is home to lots of birds, including endangered least terns that use the park as a nesting site.
This undeveloped state park is surrounded by sand dunes which helps provide habitat for many different kinds of wildlife. Hiking is another wonderful way to spend time with the family and get out into nature. The park has ample room to stretch your legs, and hiking up and down the two beaches is a great way to get some calories burned after a heavy picnic lunch.
For those who are a bit more adventurous, they can take the hike to the top of Griffith Head, a cliff that overlooks the entire park. Visitors who hike to the top get rewarded with amazing views of the lighthouses located on the island of Seguin which is located nearby. Other views from Griffith Head include Damaris Cove, which was once a fishing village, and Southport which was made famous by the naturalist Rachel Carson in her book Silent Spring.
Although there is no camping at the park, visitors can find accommodation in the township of Georgetown which is conveniently located nearby. Also, Georgetown has some of the area’s best restaurants and places to shop. A must-see restaurant is Five Island’s Lobster Co, which is only minutes away from the park.
So if you are the kind of person who would rather relax by the ocean side than spend the day in a busy tourist resort, Reid State Park is the place for you. Whether you are looking for a weekend for two or you are bringing the entire family, this Maine beach state park is the perfect place to get away from it all.