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An antique postcard from Wells Beach, Maine

A girl and her dog, Kennebunk Beach

Colony Beach, Kennebunkport Maine

Photographs courtesy of Kennebunkport-me.com

While Maine is famed for it's rocky coast, Southern Maine has some wonderful sandy beaches, too. Here's a list of our favorite public spots. Here's a Google map of the area for directions.

Kennebunkport Beaches
There are two sandy beaches along the rocky coast of Kennebunkport. At the southern tip of the town, at the mouth of the Kennebunk River, lies Colony Beach, a favorite of many locals, which also features some great salt water fishing from the nearby breakwater. At the northern end of the town is the larger Goose Rocks Beach. While neither beach has a lifeguard, Goose Rocks Beach does have a beach patrol on duty during the summer.

The Kennebunk Beaches
There are four miles of sandy beaches in Kennebunk, which run from Little River to Kennebunk River and Kennebunkport. Three of these are found off Beach Avenue. Found along Beach Avenue are Goochs Beach, Middle Beach, and Mothers Beach. Goochs Beach offers plenty of room for sandcastle building and sunbathing, and is famed for it's great surfing. Middle Beach is rocky with an abundance of small stones and pebbles tumbled smooth by the ocean's waves. Mothers Beach, a small beach close to Lords Point, is popular because of its size, gentle slope and a playground located on the beach. The fourth beach, further to the south, is Parsons Beach and it is off of Route 9.

Beaches in Wells
Wells has almost seven miles of sandy beaches among the three public beaches. Drakes Island Beach can be accessed at the eastern end of Drakes Island Road or at the nearby Drakes Island jetty parking lot. Wells Beach is located at the end of Mile Road and runs south from the town jetty. Parking for Wells Beach can be found at a parking lot on Atlantic Avenue and at the Mile Road parking lot at the eastern end of Mile Road. Crescent Beach is a lesser-known beach located between Wells and Moody Beach. Parking for this beach can be found on Webhannet Drive. Lifeguards are on duty at Wells Beach, upper Crescent Beach and parts of Drakes Island Beach.

Ogunquit Beaches
Ogunquit Town Beach is accessible from four separate parking lots, with each lot located just yards away from the sand. Rest room facilities are readily available.

York Beaches
Visitors have a choice of three beaches in York Harbor and York Beach and also a small beach at the entrance to Cape Neddick Harbor. Harbor Beach is a small beach off Route 1A at the entrance to York Harbor, while Long Sands Beach and Short Sands Beach are on Route 1A.

Kittery Beaches
Kittery's two town beaches are located near Kittery Point; Seapoint Beach and Fort Foster Beach.


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