Wicked Good Maine
Beaches in Maine
If you are used to beaches on the West Coast, on the Hawaiian Islands, or in the southeastern United States, Maine beaches may be a bit of a surprise to you.
Maine beaches are different in many ways. There are no palm trees, there are often outcroppings of rocks for climbing, and the water is much colder.
The water temperature along the Maine coast usually doesn't climb above 60 degrees, even in August. Maine beaches are also known for their clean sand, clear water and few crowds. Even on hot summer days, there is always plenty of room for everyone.
Join us as we explore the beaches of Maine starting at the southern coast near the New Hampshire border, all the way to the easternmost tip.
Southern Coast Beaches
Including Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells, Ogunquit, York, Kittery, and South Berwick.
Greater Portland Area Beaches
Including Portland, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and Freeport.
Midcoast Area Beaches
Including Owl's Head, Camden, Jefferson, Liberty, Searsport, Richmond, Phippsburg, Georgetown, Swanville, and Islesboro.
Downeast and Acadia Beaches
Including Dennysville, Stockton Springs, Brooksville, Lamoine, Lubec, Rogue Bluffs, and Eastport.
Western Lakes and Mountains Region
Including Newry, Weld, Poland, Rangeley and Naples.
Katahdin, Moosehead and Aroostook County Beaches
Including Beaver Cove, Dover-Foxcroft, Presque Isle and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.
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