Stover’s Point Preserve

Our GPS didn’t read correctly, but the preserve is on Google Maps, and there are also directions on the link below. We really enjoyed the views from the beach, as it is an interesting area with active boating and fishing .  You can also see the cribstone bridge, which is one of a kind.  The […]

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.

Seal Harbor Beach

There is a small parking lot off of Route 3, and the beach is directly across the road. This is a large sand and pebble beach, with open swimming and a diving platform.  The beach is less crowded than the nearby Sand Beach, and offers a more relaxing place to spend the day.  There are […]

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 […]

Marlboro Beach, Raccoon Cove

This is a sandy pebble beach with pretty views.  There were some people swimming, and it seems to be a somewhat active waterfront for fishing and clamming.  There is a parking lot, but no facilities.

Lamoine Beach State Park

We didn’t see anyone swimming, and we aren’t sure if you are allowed to or not.  There is a small sign saying “no swimming off dock” which implies that you can swim elsewhere.  There are beautiful expansive views, and picnic tables overlooking the water.   little shade, outhouses.  The water seems fairly clear, and there is a […]

Lamoine Beach Park

This is a lovely ocean beach, and reportedly popular for swimming. There aren’t any facilities, but they do provide picnic tables and grills with direct ocean views.  The beach is large, and a rough sand/gravel. This area is close to Lamoine State Park, but they are separate locations, and this one seems to be run […]

Lakewood Pond

The street sign for Lakewood Pond Road is blue and says “PVT” but the day use area is here and it is part of Acadia National Park, so you are allowed to be here.  There are two parking areas right by each other, one larger than the other.  This area is not staffed, and dogs seem to […]

Jenkin’s Beach, Green Lake

This is an unusual little paid beach beside a house/camp.  It is kind of like a DIY park, with a waterslide and diving platform.  They also offer cottage rentals, and fishing.  It is sort of an odd place, but fun for kids.

Dog’s Eden, Little Long Pond Trails

  We only had our phones, so we just have a few pictures of this location, but luckily this website has a lot of good information: This area is used primarily for the walking trails, and as an off leash dog park.  This is private property that they are generous enough to allow people to […]