Maine offers a magnificent 228 miles of coastline. Much of this coastline is taken up by beautiful sandy beaches which are some of Maine’s biggest attractions. Beaches such as the York Beaches, Ogunquit Beach, and Old Orchard Beach offer long stretches of sand as well as bustling towns that can entertain a visitor all day. However, these beaches are often heavily populated which may not be to everyone’s liking. Fortunately, there are tons of other beaches to chose from for those who want a calm place to relax in the sun and enjoy a beautiful day by the ocean. Here are five of Maine’s best less traveled beaches for a more secluded get away.
Birch Point Beach State Park
Located in Owls Head, this picturesque beach is relatively small and quiet, generally attracting local residents rather than tourists. It is the perfect place to relax in the sun, have a picnic, or take a walk. The beach has a great view of the offshore islands and is a great place of beach combing.
Sandy Point Beach
Sandy Point Beach can be found on French’s Point in Stockton Springs. This beach is lightly traveled and a perfect spot for enjoying the ocean without hundreds of other visitors. There are also nearly two miles of trails in the woods bordered by the beach that offer a reprieve from the sun or a scenic walk to stretch the legs after a long day of relaxing on the sand.
Although located in Wells, this spot is nothing like the packed stretch of sand that comes to mind when you think of Wells Beach. This secluded spot is a quiet stretch of beach perfect for experiencing the beautiful Maine coast. However, it requires a short hike through the Wells reserve before you can enjoy the beach. But the lack of people and beautiful view are totally worth it.
Roque Bluffs State Park
Located in the town of Roque Bluffs, this park offers almost a half a mile of quiet sandy beach along English-man Bay. Tourists are found sparingly here and beach goers can spread out and relax in the sun. The park also offers extensive hiking trails, picturesque sand dunes, a freshwater pond, and even a playground making it the perfect family destination.
This slightly rocky beach is located in Lamoine State Park on Frenchman’s Bay. It offers a quiet, but just as scenic alternative to the crowded beaches in Acadia and is just across the bay from Mt. Desert Island. There are picnic tables located in the shade near the beach which make this beach the perfect spot for picnicking and strolling along the coast.