Whatever your swimming or sunning preference, ocean beach or inland lakeshore or riverside, you’ll find plenty of great beaches and swimming areas in the Midcoast region of Maine. So, Hit the Beach… in Maine this Summer!
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Featured Midcoast Maine Beaches & Swimming Areas
Thomas Point Beach
This is a 290 yd beach with sheltered swimming and play areas. Is a privately operated beach and can be reserved by groups.
Sandy Point Beach
Stockton Springs, ME
Picturesque pocket beach, 290 yds long between rocky headlands. Features unique sand of shell fragments. Partly closed in summer. No facilites and limited parking.
Popular swimming beach at summer colony. Limited parking.
Fine Sand Crescent Beach, 360 yds. Parking at nearby campground.
Birch Point Beach (Lucia Beach)
Ash Point, ME
Small pocket beach, rocky headlands, freshwater marsh. Limited Parking.
Popham Beach State Park
3- mile long expanse of sand at the mouth of the Kennebec River. Sandbar and tidal pools. Never crowded, often windy.
Reid State Park
1.5 miles of sand in 3 distinct beach sections. Choose from surf to protected swimming areas great for small children.
Pemaquid Beach State Park
Beautiful beach but often windy. If so, go to the more secluded but pebbly beach down the road a piece.
Barrett’s Cove Beach
Beaucaire Ave., off Rte. 52
Despite Camden’s heavy tourist traffic, life at the beach isn’t all that crowded, especially on weekdays. The lake temperature is warm by July, and shallow water at the modest sand beach is great for keeping an eye on children. There’s a grassy area nearby and picnic tables for lunch. There are portable bathrooms, but it’s a good idea to get into your swimsuit before you arrive.
Damariscotta Lake State Park
8 State Park Rd.
One of the most popular—and sometimes most crowded—day-use beaches in the Maine state park system (with approximately 30,000 visitors per year), Damariscotta Lake’s broad, flat, no-nonsense sandy beach provides a wide-angle view of the viridian Kennebec Valley. The soft sand and shallow water make it feel almost like the ocean. A shaded grassy area in the back is a great spot for an afternoon picnic or barbecue.
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|Aroostook County ME Beaches
Fort Kent, Houlton, Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield, Madawaska
|Downeast & Acadia ME Beaches
Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Eastport, Lubec, Cherryfield, Machias
|Greater Portland & Casco Bay ME Beaches
Portland, Freeport, Yarmouth, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth
|Kennebec & Moose River Valley ME Beaches
Augusta, Skowhegan, Waterville, The Forks
|Lakes & Mountains ME Beaches
Auburn, Lewiston, Norway, Bethel, Farmington, Naples
|Midcoast Maine Beaches
Bath, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland, Brunswick, Belfast, Searsport
|South Coastal ME Beaches
Biddeford, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Wells, York
|Katahdin & Moosehead ME Beaches
Bangor, Brewer, Greenville, Lincoln, Millinocket, Orono, Baxter State Park