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Southern Maine Beaches

South Coast Maine Public Beaches, Biddeford, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Wells
York Maine Public Beaches – Swimming Holes – Maine State Parks

southern maine beachesThe most popular beaches in the state are located here in southern Maine. Ogunquit beach, Short Sands, Long Sands and the world-famous Old Orchard Beach is located here. 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 South Coast region of Maine. So, Hit the Beach… in Maine this Summer! Share your southern Maine beach reviews or comments. If you know of a great South Coast Maine beach we’ve missed, or, to feature your Maine business in Maine’s Internet Magazine, please contact us.

Featured South Coast Maine Beaches & Swimming Areas

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Old Orchard Beach, Maine – Voted Maine’s #1 beach every year by Maine’s largest newspaper. Seven miles of great sand, amusement parks, food and games. Old Orchard Beach Pier, Amusement Park, Ferris Wheel, Restaurants. Metered street parking and several lots. Lifeguards.

York Maine Beaches

Harbor Beach

Scenic sandy beach with gentle surf in York Harbor. Parking is free but limited for this small beach off Route 1A at the entrance to Harbor Park. Portable restrooms are available at Harbor Beach Road. Lifeguards on duty end of June to Labor Day.

Long Sands Beach

As the name implies this is a long sandy beach with designated surfing area. Metered parking is available along Route 1A for the entire length of beach. Restrooms available at the Bathhouse near Oceanside Ave. Lifeguards on duty end of June to Labor Day.

Short Sands Beach

Sandy beach with gentle surf. Metered parking in the lot off Rt 1A. Showers, changing area and toilets. Easy to walk to shops and amusements adjacent to beach. Lifeguards on duty end of June to Labor Day.

Ogunquit Maine Beaches

Ogunquit Beach

Soft white sand and warm surf. Popular with families. Accessible by trolley and several parking areas. Restrooms and snack bars. Considered one of the prettiest 3.5 miles of peninsula beach in the country. Lifeguards.

Footbridge Beach

Beachgoers walk over footbridge to get to this less crowded section of beach. Snack bar and restrooms. Lifeguard patrolled.

Moody Beach

Bourne Avenue in Moody. Parking $7 per day.

Wells Maine Beaches

Drakes Island Beach

Limited parking at lot on eastern end of Drakes Island Road. Toilet facilities and lifeguards.

Wells Beach

Parking stickers available at Town Hall. Wonderful, long, sandy beach. Toilet facilities and lifeguards.

Crescent Beach

Lesser-known section of beach located between Wells and Moody. Parking at Gold Ribbon Avenue lot, from Webhannet Drive. Lifeguards.

Kennebunk / Kennebunkport Maine Beaches

Kennebunk Beach

Fine sand beach, popular for swimming and surfing. Length 820 yds. Parking alongside road.

Mother’s Beach

Short sandy section of perfect sand beach which is well protected. Playground. Stickers required, available at Town Hall. No facilities. Lifeguard on duty.

Gooch’s Beach

Largest part of Kennebunk Beach, along Beach Avenue, with talcum powder sand. Parking sticker required, available at Town Hall. No snack bar. Portable toilets. Lifeguards.

Middle Beach

Rocky section of Kennebunk Beach between Mother’s and Gooch’s with pretty black stones. Sticker also required.

Colony Beach

At the mouth of the Kennebunk River lies this 150-foot beach. Limited parking. No lifeguard.

Cleaves Cove Beach

Secluded and scenic beach off Ocean Avenue. No parking. No facilities. No lifeguards.

Biddeford / Saco Maine Beaches

Hills Beach

530-yd sand spit protecting tidal basin. Fine swimming beach, birdwatching. Nearby Facilities, Limited Parking.

Biddeford Pool Beach

Two mile sandy beach with gentle surf. Sticker required from Biddeford Town Hall. Bathhouse and Lifeguard.

Fortune’s Rocks Beach

Small sandy beach. Lifeguards. Parking Fee.

Ferry Beach State Park

Sheltered from wind, natural sand dunes. Facilities, picnic area and nature trails.

Kittery Maine Beaches

Seapoint Beach

Crescent beach on North side of a tiny peninsula backed by marsh. Beach length: 550 yds. Good birdwatching. No facilities, limited parking. Dogs allowed on leash after 5:00 pm.

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Maine Beaches by Region

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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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