5 BEST Beaches in Maine

Sand Beach 

The soft sand is surrounded by rocky Maine coast on both sides. The views from Sand Beach out to sea are superb. Warning: the salt water at Sand Beach can be bone chilling cold even in peak July and August. Mainers call it refreshing. 

Goose Rocks Beach 

This three-mile stretch of white sand in Kennebunkport near Cape Porpoise offers gentle surf and room to spread out, with great views of the Goose Rocks – hence the name, and Timber Island. 

Scarborough Beach State Park

This beach on Prouts Neck is also a beautiful protected beach, located on Black Point Road. And Ferry Beach, also on Prouts Neck Point offers a protected stretch of sand directly on the Scarborough River. 

Short Sands Beach

Short Sands Beach has lovely gentle surf, plus showers, changing area, and toilets. Shorts Sands Beach is obviously not as long as neighboring Long Sands Beach. 

Moody Beach

Moody is a lovely mile-long beach on the border between Ogunquit and Wells. Access this beach from Bourne Avenue in Wells to Ocean Avenue, but take note that much of this stretch of sand is private property. 

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