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 Great State of Maine. So, Hit the Beach… in Maine this Summer
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Featured Portland Casco Bay Maine Beaches & Swimming Areas
Scarborough Beach State Park
Off Rt 207
A large stretch of sand on Prouts Neck.
Crescent Beach State Park
8 miles south of Portland, ME
1-mile of beautiful sand.
Off Route 77
A large stretch of sand with little parking.
East End Beach
East End Beach is the City of Portland’s only public beach. Located at the Eastern Promenade, the pebbly beach offers great views of Casco Bay. There are changing rooms and restrooms and a few picnic tables, but no lifeguard or food. Parking is limited.
South Portland, ME
Nearly a mile long, Willard Beach, with views of Spring Point Lighthouse and Fort Preble appeals to families because of its fine sand and gentle surf. There are restrooms, lifeguards, and parking for 75 cars.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Located eight miles south of Portland on Route 77, mile-long Crescent Beach State Park is popular with families due to its gentle surf. The park has a snack bar, picnic tables, bike racks, restrooms, cold water showers, lifeguards, and plenty of parking.
Ferry Beach/Western Beach
These two adjacent beaches both have sheltered white sand beaches with a nearby salt marsh. No lifeguard.
Pine Point Beach
On the northern end of 7-mile long Old Orchard Beach lies Pine Point Beach on East Grand Avenue in Scarborough, with soft white sand, dunes, and dune grasses. At low tide, the hard-packed sand is great for walking or jogging. A snack bar, toilets, and parking are available.
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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
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