Is there anything better than summer in New England? With so many beautiful beaches to choose from, you could spend a lifetime visiting them all! Below are few of our top choices in the regions we serve. Make sure to check the tides before you go!
Greater Portland, Maine:
East End Beach, Portland: The ideal place to take in the panorama of Casco Bay. This stretch of sand and pebbles is easy to get to with parking nearby, picnic tables, benches situated on the grassy hillside, and a boat launch for launching any manner of vessels for a day on the water.
Willard Beach, South Portland: A charming neighborhood beach, it offers an incomparable view of Spring Point Ledge Light, cruise ships coming in and out of the harbor, and sailboats bobbing up and down not far from shore.
Higgins Beach, Scarborough: The surf is mostly calm and the beach itself is soft and inviting, but when the surf is up, surfers are often seen catching waves regardless of the season, putting on a show for beach-goers.
Reid State Park, Georgetown: Long sandy beaches perfect for a relaxing beach day. if you're a surfer this beach is also known for its waves!
Popham Beach, Phippsburg: Offers beachgoers different experiences depending on the tide -high tide leaves a thin crescent of sandy beach to enjoy, while at low tide you can enjoy the vast beach and even walk out to Fox Island. Just pay attention to the tide, so you're not stranded on the island! (Save the image above for the tides!)
Pemaquid Beach, Bristol: The sand is groomed daily to ensure beachgoers enjoy the cleanest beach setting possible. Enjoy the new pavilion, with changing rooms and outdoor showers.
York County, Maine
Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport: Protected, wide white soft sand, great for pulling up a beach towel and spending the day. Enjoy long sandy walks on this scenic and beautiful beach. Goose Rocks beach has limited parking and limited access, Kennebunkport parking sticker is required.
Fortune's Rocks Beach, Biddeford Pool: Fortune's Rocks Beach is a lovely beach for having out, waterspouts, jogging, walking and sunbathing. This 2 mile long scenic beach in Biddeford Pool is uncrowded even during peak summer months.
Moody Beach Wells: A lovely mile-long beach on the border between Ogunquit and Wells. Access this beach from Bourne Avenue in Wells to Ocean Avenue. Paid public parking is available at the very end of Ocean Avenue with restroom facilities.
Seacoast ME & NH
Great Island Common, New Castle, NH: One of the best beach parks in the area, covering a total of 32 acres. With extraordinary coastal views, we recommend visiting in the morning to watch the sun come up.
Hampton Beach, Hampton, NH: One of the most family-friendly beaches in the Seacoast area. This beach offers wide open space, with lifeguards on duty all summer long. Bring your beach games or just work on your tan!
Long Sands Beach, York, ME: One of several great beaches just over the border in Maine (Many more above!). Beaches in the York area are cozy, enjoyable, with soft sands and surprisingly warm waters!