Location Tag: Entrance Fee

Ferry Beach State Park

There is a short, but pretty walk from the parking lot to the beach, with a well maintained boardwalk passing through a grove a trees.  The beach is large and sandy, and much less crowded than the nearby Old Orchard. Their website says there are restrooms, though we didn’t see where they were.  There is […]

Crescent Beach State Park

Crescent Beach offers a large sand beach and ocean bathing.  There are pretty views, and it seems to be a popular beach for children.  They have concessions and picnic tables, and is a nice place to spend the day.  No dogs are allowed during the summer. http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=4

Thomas Point Beach Campground

This is a private campground that allows the purchase of day passes for their beach.  It seems to be a very clean and well maintained campground, with lots of quirky features like a clock tower and an old train caboose.  The swimming beach is on an inlet, and at low tide recedes quite a bit […]

Tassel Top Beach

This one was a little difficult to rate, because it is a gorgeous beach, but very crowded.  We visited on a Saturday and they were turning cars away.  They let us stop to take pictures though, and it is easy to see why it is so popular.  The water is a beautiful turquoise, and the swimming […]

Sebago Lake State Park, Songo Beach

Sebago Lake State Park is one of the most popular parks in Maine, and is VERY crowded on the weekends.  The beach here is long, but not terribly wide (only about ten to twenty feet), and it is pretty much jam-packed with people.  With that said, it is a lovely area, which is why we […]

Range Pond State Park

Range Pond has a wide sand beach, and a large swimming area, which make it a popular weekend destination.  They have very nice facilities, and playground and picnic areas are available. What is really cool about this beach though, is that they have a wheelchair ramp that goes into the water, which is the first time […]

Reid State Park

Reid State Park is one of the most popular beaches in Maine, but it never feels too overcrowded.  This is because the parking lot size restricts the number of visitors, but it also means that you might have to wait for a spot to open. There is lifeguarded swimming at both a lagoon and on […]

Winslow Park

This is an oceanside town park, with a swimming beach and dock.  The park is close to the outlet shopping in Freeport, so you could easily do both.  There is camping available, and a playground with a wooden ark.  The park was quiet and clean, and very peaceful when we where here. There are also […]

Coffin Pond

Coffin Pond is a town park in Brunswick, which features a large water slide, and a medium sized swimming area.  The water looks fairly shallow throughout, and is cloudy jade in color.  The swimming area is fenced, and there is a small sand beach and picnic spot, and some concessions.  The park would probably be […]

Popham Beach

Popham beach is one of the most popular beaches in Maine, and it is one of our favorites.  It has a massive sand beach, and since the parking lot is relatively small, it never feels too crowded.  It does fill up early on weekends though, and there is often a line of cars waiting. The […]