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 the ocean beach. This is a very beautiful area with marshes and wildlife, and large rock outcroppings to explore. During low tide there are tiny rock islands you can wade to, but these become submerged during high tide. The lagoon area is a great place for children too small for playing in the ocean, the waters are calm and warm. Reid sometimes gets socked in with fog, and you can be in the sun 10 minutes away, and then be engulfed by the time you get to the park. So it is a good idea to check the weather forecast specifically at the beach before planning your trip. The beach is still pretty with the fog though, and is just a great area to explore. Sometimes people swim off of the Todd’s Point area of the park (which is signed as you drive in), but Mile Beach is the main swimming area.
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