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Owls Head, Maine

 

Another charmingly beautiful section of the Maine Coast is South Thomaston. This Maine small town on the Weskeag River leads out to Spruce Head and St George, then further onto Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde. From South Thomaston, you are in easy reach of great beaches like Birch Point Beach and Crescent Beach, plus the Owls Head Light and Owls Head Transportation Museum.

 

The  region is named not for its population of nocturnal birds, but for an owl's face that appears in the rocky cliffs near Owls Head Lighthouse, which can only be seen from the water. Car collectors and plane buffs will enjoy Owls Head Transportation Museum's extensive collection of antique cars, motorcycles, and historic aircraft like the Red Baron's Triplane and Wright Brothers' biplanes.

 

Birch Point Beach State Park is a beautiful stretch of sand located in Owls Head, on Hogan Road, on your way to Rockland. This beautiful Maine State Park offers a generous sandy beach and picnic area with facilities, though there are no lifeguards. Birch Point Beach is less busy than other Maine beaches, making it a real gem.

 

Crescent Beach is another beautiful beach near Rockland and Owls Head, though lined with beach cottages and not as private and preserved as Birch Point State Park, it offers soft white sand and gentle surf with limited public parking. Don't let Southern Maine claim to have all the best beaches, the midcoast of Maine (referred to as the Lighthouse Coast) has many great beaches.

 

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