Maine has a range of beaches that are a treat for beach lovers. The long stretches of sand extending against the Atlantic Ocean offer cool breezes blowing to provide relaxed environment to enjoy during your beach vacation visit. The best beach vacation times in Maine are in July and August due to the northern latitudes.
The complete listing of all Maine beach and costal areas are near the bottom of the page however, some of our favorite Maine beaches are worth mentioning.
York beaches in Maine are the perfect places to lay your beach chairs underneath the beach umbrellas and enjoy the beach scene while watching others engage in various beach activities. York beaches include the harbor beach, long sands beach and the short sands beach. These although small have a lot to offer for the beach visitor. Harbor beach is a very scenic, small beach with gentle surf in the York harbor area. The parking is limited and free. Lifeguards are on duty from the end of June till the Labor Day each year. Long sand beach is named after it long sandy beach and has a designated area for Surfing enthusiasts. There is paid parking available. Short sands beach is a small, sandy beach with gentle surf. There is access to a number of shops and amusements near the beach.
Ogunquit beach is one of the more popular of the Maine Beaches. It has 3.5 miles of sand filled well known beaches. There are several parking areas to park your car and a trolley service is available to reach the beach. There are a large number of facilities and snack bars to choose from. For more quiet relaxation Footbridge beach is a comparatively more isolated section of the beach. Visitors who go there are normally in search of less crowded beach areas. The area has lifeguard protection and has snack bars and restrooms available.
Wells beach has a wonderful stretch of sand and sand dunes covering a large area along the shore. There are parking facilities and other amenities that make your visit a comfortable one. Beach stickers may be obtained from town hall. Make sure to visit drake’s island beach and crescent beach.
Kennebunk beaches have a few smaller beach areas but collectively they make for miles of white sandy beaches. Mother’s beach is a small sandy beach that has lifeguards on duty in the summer months. There are limited to no facilities available so plan accordingly. Gooch’s beach forms the largest part of Kennebunk beaches. It has talcum powder like sand and is protected via lifeguards. Make sure you bring your lunch and snacks with you as there are limited to no snack bars available. Some other beaches of interest are colony beach, cleaves clove beach, goose rock beach, and middle beach.