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Address: Camden, ME

A beach area known for biking and swimming in Camden.

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Swimming at Shirtail

Small swimming area park tha tcan be over-crowded but usually by Canadians...geese tha tis. So many they often have to prohibit swimming because of goose poop. That can also ruin... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small swimming area park tha tcan be over-crowded but usually by Canadians...geese tha tis. So many they often have to prohibit swimming because of goose poop. That can also ruin the pinic tables. When the the geese aren't around it's a nice spot for a swim and/or picnic.

Thank smeg t
Hope, Maine
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

We've been going here for years but parking can be a challenge in the summertime. The "beach" gets really crowded with young children and families and teenagers. If you choose a day when it's a bit overcast, you'll have better luck parking and less crowds. Otherwise, a nice spot.

Thank Sonia T
Camden, Maine
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

If you are walking or riding a bike Shirttail Point is a fun place to take the children swimming. The Megunticook River is clean and a whole lot warmer than Penobscot Bay.

Thank Etienne P
Camden, Maine
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is a great spot for children. We also like to launch our kayaks here. The water is shallow for quite a ways out and gets warm in the summer. Unfortunately, it is also loved by geese so watch out for goose poop.

Thank BusyMomofFour
Waterboro, Maine
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

We were so happy to hear about this kayaking option in the Camden area. You'll have to get directions from a local, but you'll find a small sandy beach with lots of local families. You put in and have about a mile paddle each way between two dams on the Megunticook River. No motorized craft on the waters, but the... More 

1 Thank Perestroika13
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

happened across Shirttail Point while trying to find a way out of Camden that didn't involve Rte. 1 during season. Beautiful little spot with a small beach and a nice put-in point for kayakers. I highly recommend it.

1 Thank TAS77819012
Camden, ME
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

This was a favorite swimming spot for the local kids for many years. It sits above a dam. It is a quiet spot and a bit out of the way. The local Canadian geese now are very fond of it so make sure you bring shoes. The grass and sand aren't clean! It is a good place to launch a... More 

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