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So scenic!

Rare sand beach in Maine at Acadia Park. Nice to walk along the sand, especially when tide is out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Janice and Rowl... K
Denver, Colorado
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Quiet Beach in the National Park

Weather permitting this is a very good beach. We went there on a cold day so we dint got a chance... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
arpit j
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rare sand beach in Maine at Acadia Park. Nice to walk along the sand, especially when tide is out. Great photo op.

Thank Janice and Rowl... K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Weather permitting this is a very good beach. We went there on a cold day so we dint got a chance to take a sea bath but this place gives you enough views of the park. Go only if you are interested in going on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sand beach was nice, but of all the places we saw in Acadia it was probably my least favorite. To be fair, I'm from the west coast and sand beaches are the norm there so this one site did not wow me like the others...More

Thank amy f
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice sandy beach to visit after our hike. There were a lot of people there so don't expect to get an isolated picture. There are changing areas if you need them and 3 stalls in the ladies restroom. Take toilet paper with...More

Thank kbailey1088
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 290 yard beach is one of the most popular places to visit in Acadia. The only sandy beach in the park, it’s a great place to get up close the ocean waves. In the summer visitors flock here to take in the sun. While...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a busy weekend in late September. The parking lot was jammed - but we got a space when someone left. But the beach is big enough to take a crowd and not feel crowded. I especially liked the far end of the...More

Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful sandy beach, good for a relaxing, having a picnic, or playing by the water. This area gets heavy usage in the summer - there were parked cars along the loop road for overflow parking. There are restrooms & outdoor showers. Visit early...More

Thank demTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is a unique in Acadia and bigger and nicer than I expected. However, few people brave the waves because the water is so cold - even in the summer. There was also a nice tidal pool next to the beach. A series of...More

Thank RedClayRambler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little pocket beach snugged between the rocky cliffs and jagged shoreline. A very photo worthy location as well.

Thank jmmaccord
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We entered the beach area from the Great Head trail and exited to the parking lot where our friend planned to meet up. Plenty of beach area to relax on and take in the views. Our visit was in early September and did not encounter...More

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Kyle S
14 August 2017|
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Response from AQMike | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, there is a sign that states no dogs but we saw a few. This is on the National Parks Page about pets Restricted Areas Most lakes in the park are public water supplies. Pets and people may not swim in them. Sand... More
15 March 2017|
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Response from MSC73 | Reviewed this property |
No, not enough areas for pools. You are much better off near the "land bridge" to Bar Island. Our group of four explored tide pools there- great experience. Just ask for directions at your hotel or B&B. But here is address... More