Ah, Maine’s beaches…where do we start? How about a short list of the best Maine beaches? Maine is home to so many awesome beach vacation spots that this is going to be a task in itself just to narrow it down to a top five…
So here it goes!
Maine’s first state-owned saltwater beach, Reid State Park was donated to the State of Maine in 1946 by Walter E. Reid. Wow, what a wonderful beach it is, with one and one half miles of clean, smooth sand and numerous tide pools teeming with Maine sea life!
Address: Reid State Park
375 Seguinland Road
#4 Ogunquit Beach
The beach is easily accessed by the trolley or nearby parking lot. It’s located at the head of the Ogunquit River which, with its shallow slope into the water, is great for kids and families.
Address: Beach St, Ogunquit, ME
#3 Old Orchard Beach
Home to Maine’s longest beach with over 7 straight miles of white sand, Old Orchard Beach is a top contender in this list of Maine’s best beaches. Be sure to arrive early during the summer peak time in order to find the best beach space.
Address: 1 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard, ME
Parking is available via street- metered parking spots or at Memorial Park and on Milliken Street. Numerous commercial pay parking lots are nearby.
#2 Sand Beach: Acadia National Park
Sand Beach in Acadia National Park is the definition of an ideal sandy beach in Maine. With just a short walk to the beach and being surrounded by the beauty of Acadia National Park, it is arguably one of the best Maine beaches.
Address: Sand Beach Road, Acadia National Park, ME
Seawall Beach in Phippsburg, Maine, is Maine’s best beach and well worth the 3 mile round-trip hike. The beach is wide-open and peaceful and the scenery is stunning. Pack a picnic, towels and water and enjoy a beautiful hike along a winding, partially-paved road. Seawall Beach is a true authentic Maine experience that offers a day-trip adventure with the peace and refreshing ocean to top it all off. Be sure to experience the panoramic view from the top of Morse Mountain, which is just off the path to the beach.
Parking is limited in the Morse Mountain Preserve parking area, so be sure to arrive early, especially during the peak summer months.
Address: Morse Mountain Rd, Phippsburg, ME
Parking lot is on the left, a short way up the dirt drive. No dogs or bikes allowed.