Where Are The Best Beaches in Southern Maine?
Now that summer’s right around the corner (ok, ok... maybe it's a little more than that), we can’t wait to get outside and hit the beach!
Even though it might be a while before we're swimming, we can't help but think... what are some of the best beaches in southern Maine?
This is our top 5, but please comment with your favorite beach if we missed it!
#5 Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg
Popham Beach State Park is just about as good as it gets if you're "from away." It's a long, classic sandy Maine beach, just walking distance away from Seguin Island lighthouse (when the tide is out).
#4 Old Orchard Beach
Sure, it's crowded, but that's part of the fun! More than seven miles long and the home of Maine's famous Old Orchard Beach Pier, OOB is one of those Maine experiences that everyone has to have at least once.
#3 Ogunquit Beach
Ogunquit is one of those beaches that almost completely disappears at high tide, but that's part of the fun! Bring your small children and encourage them to build elaborate sandcastles, and then watch as they get washed away. It builds character!
#2 Crescent Beach State Park - Cape Elizabeth
Sandy oceanfront beaches, saltwater coves, wooded areas, and rock ledges provide seashore recreation for beachgoers, fishing and watersports enthusiasts, and nature observers.
...are you a nature observer? Eat your heart out.
#1 Goose Rocks Beach - Kennebunkport
If you read that as "Ken-uh-bunk-port," you're probably gonna get nasty looks from the locals when you visit this one. (It's Kenney-bunk!) It's a little tricky at Goose Rocks, but it's definitely worth it if you can do some planning ahead of time. Parking is nearly impossible, but the beach is one of Maine's best. Three miles of white sand and protected dunes define one of Vacationland's classiest beaches, and you can tell it's one of the best as soon as you get there. You can even sip some adult beverages at the Tides Beach Club.
...did we miss your favorite beach? There are so many to choose from! Let us know in the comments.