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Maine's Mid Coast has spectacularly beautiful beaches


Popham Beach State Park - Phippsburg, ME - Photo Credit Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
Popham Beach State Park

711 Popham Road Phippsburg, ME, 04562 Phone: 207-389-1335

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 include bathhouses, freshwater showers, picnic area with charcoal grills, and trails.
Open: Year-round, 9am - Sunset unless otherwise posted.
Thomas Point Beach

Meadow Road (off Route 24) Brunswick, ME, 04011 Phone: 207-725-6009

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.