Mid Coast Maine has spectacularly beautiful beaches
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 in Maine. Big rollers attract both swimmers and surfers. 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. Lifeguards on duty during the summer.
Facilities: Bathhouses, freshwater showers, picnic area with charcoal grills, trails.
Fees: $2 to $6
Meadow Road (off Route 24)
Brunswick, ME, 04011
Beautiful 85-acre park overlooking Maine’s Thomas Bay. Salt water swimming, picnicking, playground, snack bar, gift shop, camping area are all available activities. Home of the Maine Highland Games and Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival.
Hours: daily, 9 a.m.-sunset
Admission: Adults, $4; children under age 12, $2; seniors and kids under age 3, free. Reduced prices after 3 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.