Mid Coast Maine has spectacularly beautiful beaches
South Shore Road
Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone: 207-941-4014, seasonal
Sand beach with salt water swimming in gentle surf with beautiful views of Penobscot Bay. No lifeguards. Picnicking and fishing.
8 State Park Road
Jefferson, ME 04348
Phone: 207-549-7600, seasonal
Sand beach with fresh water swimming, lifeguard, shelter for groups, playing field, changing rooms, picnic tables and grills, playground. Short drive from Augusta. Admission fee.
Fort Point State Historic Site
Off U.S. Route 1
Stockton Springs, ME 04981
Located on the tip of a peninsula jutting into scenic Penobscot Bay, the park’s picnic area offers a water view, pier and floats for fishing and boating and paddling. The park features more than a mile of rocky shore and a tidal sandbar. Two-hundred-foot pier accommodates visitors arriving by boat. A short distance from the parking lot, visitors can eat at riverside picnic sites.
Holbrook Island Sanctuary
Brooksville, ME 04617
Pebbly beach on Smith Cove of Penobscot Bay, no lifeguard, launch for canoes and kayaks, open pit toilets, picnic area, walking trails, parking. No admission or parking fees.
Liberty, ME 04949
Fresh water swimming area, lifeguard, restrooms, showers, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and hiking. Boat and canoe rentals available. Open May 15 to October 1. Admission fee.
Moose Point State Park
310 West Main Street (U.S. Route 1)
Searsport, ME 04940
Phone: 207-548-2882 (In season)
Wonderful, panoramic views of Penobscot Bay; picnic area; tidal pools. Admission fee.
Searsport, ME 04974
Intimate park in the center of town near the water’s edge
Peacock Beach State Park
RR 1 (Box 2305)
Richmond, ME 04357
Phone: 207-582-2813, seasonal
Located on Pleasant Pond, about 12 miles from Augusta, this small beach and swimming area, with lifeguards, is an ideal spot for families.
10 Perkins Farm Lane (Route 209)
Popham Beach, ME 04562
Spacious sand beach is located on the south side of the mouth of the Kennebec River. Big rollers attract both swimmers and surfers. Lifeguards on duty during the summer. Swimmers should be wary of strong surf and rip tides and stay near lifeguards. Visitors can walk to Fox Island at low tide. Shell collecting is a popular pastime. Facilities include bathhouses, freshwater showers, picnic area with charcoal grills, trails.
375 Seguinland Road
Georgetown, ME 04548
Salt water beach, bathhouses, showers, restrooms. Picnic areas with tables and grills, snack bars in season.
Meadow Road (off Route 24)
Brunswick, ME 04011
Beautiful 85 acre Park overlooking Thomas Bay. Salt water swimming, picnicking, playground, snack bar, gift shop, camping area. Home of the Maine Highland Games and Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival.