Local Area Beaches

Looking for a little sand and surf? There are several sandy beaches within about an hour’s drive of the campground.

Thomas Point Beach
Distance: 11.8 miles Drive Time: 25 minutes
Open: Mid-May through September 9:00am – sunset
Thomas Point Beach is a small, privately owned and operated park with a sandy beach on Thomas Bay. Swimming is tidal and waves are minimal. There is a lifeguard on duty, picnic tables and a large playground. Pets are not allowed on the beachfront or playground. Annual Bluegrass Festival takes place Labor Day Weekend.
Park Fees: Adults $3.50, Children under 12 $2.00, Under 3 and over 80 – free, Seniors $2.00 (weekdays). Click here for admission specials

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Old Orchard Beach
Distance: 40.7 miles Drive Time: 49 minutes
With seven miles of beach and a lively carnival-like atmosphere, Old Orchard Beach attracts many families looking to combine beach time with other activities. Beachfront Palace Playground amusement park is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. There is also a fireworks display every Thursday evening June 24th through Labor Day.

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Reid State Park
Distance: 30.5 miles Drive Time: 53 minutes
Famous for its wide, long sandy beaches, Reid State Park is a favorite of many of our campers. Overlooking nearby islands and lighthouses, the park features rare sand dunes home to endangered terns and many other species of shorebirds.
Park Fees: Adult Maine Resident: $4.00, Adult Non-Resident: $6.00, 65+ Non-Resident: $2.00, 65+ Maine Resident: Free, Ages 11 and under: $1

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Popham Beach State Park
Distance: 31.1 miles Drive Time: 1 hour 6 minutes
With three miles of sand and surf, Popham Beach State Park has one of Maine’s nicest and longest beaches. Picnic tables and charcoal pits, as well as a bathhouse with freshwater showers, are available in the wooded section of the park.
Park Fees: Adult Maine Resident: $4.00, Adult Non-Resident: $6.00, 65+ Non-Resident: $2.00, 65+ Maine Resident: Free, Ages 11 and under: $1

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Crescent Beach State Park – Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Distance: 30.2 miles Drive Time: 46 minutes

243 acres; sand beach; picnic area with tables and grills; playground; snack bar; bathhouse with cold water showers; pay phones; A group site with 15 picnic tables is available by reservation.

Crescent Beach State Park opened in 1966 and is located about eight miles south of Portland in picturesque Cape Elizabeth. Sandy oceanfront beaches, saltwater coves, wooded areas, and rock ledges provide seashore recreation for beachgoers, fishing and watersports enthusiasts, and nature observers. Crescent Beach State Park is a classic saltwater beach park with beach grass-studded sand dunes, ocean breezes, herring gulls, picnic areas and views of fishing boats and an offshore island.

The park’s signature feature and namesake is a mile-long, crescent-shaped beach ideal for strolling and sunbathing, where relatively warm waters and light surf make swimming and boating a pleasure. A few feet from the crowded summer sands are trails for walking and nature watching.

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