This is a private beach that is open to the public, though the nearby private campground requires registration and is fenced off. You’ll see a small toll booth off of Route 216, which is where you pay the day use fee. We were there on a weekday and the booth was empty, so it might only be staffed on weekends. Due to it’s proximity to Popham Beach State park, this area fills up fast and early on the weekend, and we were turned away during our first visit.
The beach is right beside Hermit Island Campground, which often books up months in advance. They seem to have some concessions, but the sign implies that they are only for campers, so it would be a good idea to bring food and water. Head Beach has some outhouses, but otherwise it is just a beach, albeit a very pretty one. No dogs allowed.
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