Location Tag: Lifeguard

Echo Lake

They have a small sand beach and shallow lake swimming.  There are cliffs on either side of the beach, and you can see people hiking along the top.  They have nice facilities and pretty views, so it would be a good place to relax and spend the day.   http://www.acadiamagic.com/echo-lake.htm

Sand Beach

This is a beautiful beach, and one of the most famous in Maine.  There is a large sand beach surrounded by cliffs, and the water is a stunning turquoise blue.  As part of Acadia National Park, there are numerous areas to explore, and the beach is close to many hiking trails.  Nearby Bar Harbor has […]

Swan Lake State Park

They have a medium sized pebble/sand beach and swimming area.  There is a shaded picnic area and playground.  This is a nice place to swim and close to Belfast which has great restaurants and shopping. Dogs are allowed but not on the beach. http://www.ohranger.com/me/swan-lake  

Bristol Town Beach

This area seems to be popular with day camps, and it was fairly hectic.  The beach itself wasn’t that crowded though, and there is a large roped swimming area with multiple lifeguards.  They have also have tennis courts and sports fields, concessions and a pavilion. Dogs are allowed in the park, but not on the beach […]

Third Beach

Third Beach is close to Second Beach, but the water here is more tranquil, and it seemed like a popular place to paddle board.  They have a roped swimming area, and lifeguard stands, though they weren’t staffed when we were here.  The beach is very pretty and peaceful. Port-a-potties are available, and there is camping […]

Second Beach, Sachuest Beach

 This is an enormous beach with multiple lifeguard stations and open swimming.  There is lots of room to spread out, so the beach is relaxing and uncluttered.  The beach seems to sometimes be called “Sachuest” but is more commonly referred to as “Second Beach.” Port-a-potties are available, and there is camping in the area.  There […]

Napatree Watch Hill Beach

This is rather fancy beach, in a very ritzy area. Parking is in town, though there is a parking lot that you can use if you’re shopping.  It is a large beach in a beautiful area, and they even have a carousel.  The downtown area has lots of restaurants and stores to explore. http://seewesterly.com/westerly/watch-hill-beach/ Just down […]

Gooseberry Beach

This is a lovely beach with very soft light colored sand and nice views of the surrounding houses.  There are concessions and changing areas.  You can see diving platforms in our photos, but they might belong to the club next door. http://www.newport-discovery-guide.com/newport-ri-beaches.html#gooseberry

Charlestown Breachway

This beach is stunning.  There are wild rose bushes along the shore, and turquoise blue water.  There is a river canal running to the ocean which is fun to watch, and the beach is huge.  There isn’t that much parking at the state park, but there is a town beach with parking that you’ll see […]

Scarborough Beach State Park

This is a beautiful park with a huge beach and open swimming.  The facilities are picturesque and well maintained.  There are actually two beaches right next to each other, with separate parking areas. One of the nicest parks we’ve seen, but we were here during the week, and judging by the amount of parking it is […]