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The Beauty and Wonders of Maine Scenery: The Coast of Maine

Updated on May 6, 2014

Maine Beautiful Coastal View

Reid state park. Phippsburg
Reid state park. Phippsburg | Source

Rocky Coast

Acadia National Park: a piece of the rocky coast
Acadia National Park: a piece of the rocky coast | Source
Acadia National Park: a View off of the Park loop road
Acadia National Park: a View off of the Park loop road | Source
The distinct piece of Rocky Shore that draws artists to Maine
The distinct piece of Rocky Shore that draws artists to Maine | Source

Maine Coast

Many visit Maine. Even Mainer's are happy enough touring their own state during their vacations and even take their down time from work to soak in the spectacular surroundings. There is much to see of Maine whatever direction you choose to go and there is no end to what I could share with you on what you would find.

With visitors from all over pouring into Maine during vacation time a lot of them head to one of Maine's primary tourist destinations: the 3,478 of Coastline that winds down the side of the state. There is nothing like standing on a Maine rocky coast soaking in the radiant sun with the smell of the salted air tantalizing you to the splash of water on the rocks before you.

You may think that you go to one location on the long coast and you've experienced it all, but there is so much variation to the geography of Maine that each place you visit is much different than the previous. Even some locations are different the next time you visit. (There is nothing like the pull of the Atlantic tide).

Maine has a lot of locations for people to visit during their time off. Here is but a few of the places of the multitude I have been to:

  • Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor
  • Popham Beach State Park
  • Reid State Park
  • Wolfe's Neck State Park

Bar Harbor coastline

Acadia National Park: A piece of coast off of the Park loop road
Acadia National Park: A piece of coast off of the Park loop road | Source
shore near Bass Harbor Lighthouse
shore near Bass Harbor Lighthouse | Source
Thunder hole
Thunder hole | Source

Acadia National Park of Bar Harbor

What is one of the first places that comes to mind when someone mentions the Coast of Maine? Acadia National Park. Probably one of the most visited coastal views in the state. Drawing in a good amount of tourism both from the States and from other countries. This area has been many a spot for artists, photographers tourists, and just about every type of Nature lover out there. Even I will go out of my way to visit this spot in my home state of Maine. There is many a spot to visit to keep you entertained:

  • Bass Harbor Lighthouse: located on Mount Desert Island heading the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay
  • The Thunder Hole: Located off of the Park Loop Road, where you can go and hear the Thunder as the tide rolls in.
  • The Park Loop road: your route around the Acadia national paek; showing you the way to all the hot spots of the park.


The serenity of Popham Beach

The welcoming Shore at Popham Beach State Park
The welcoming Shore at Popham Beach State Park | Source

Popham Beach in Phippsburg

The ever changing beach of Popham Beach by Fort Popham
The ever changing beach of Popham Beach by Fort Popham | Source
Popham Beach
Popham Beach | Source
Fort Popham
Fort Popham | Source

The Sandy Beach of Popham State Park

Among one of my favorite beaches of Maine's coast is that of the beach at Popham State Park in Phippsburg. This beautiful beach stretches off as far as you can see. catch it on a low tide and the sand spreads out towards the Maine Islands like a zen Garden. It seems every time I visit this beach the tide has moved the sand around creating a different view every time. Contrast that with the fort that helms the beginning of the beach and you have a great historic and memorable engagement.

  • Address:10 Perkins Farm Lane Phippsburg, ME US 04562

Reid State Park

Picnicking at Reid State Park
Picnicking at Reid State Park | Source
Just a typical Picnic spot at Reid State Park
Just a typical Picnic spot at Reid State Park | Source

Reid State Park in Georgetown

Just when you think that visiting one place will just be the same as visiting, lets say, a spot one town over you will find that in Maine you will be surprised. Reid State Park is situated just a few miles North of Popham. You can see some of the same little islands in the distance that are in the foreground of Popham. The difference being this area seems wider, even when the tide is in. The rocks more contrasting to the shore creating a good area to picnic off of the sandy beach for those who want to eat while they enjoy their scenic view.

  • Address: 375 Sequinland Rd, Georgetown, ME 04548

Wolfe's Neck State Park, Freeport

Beautiful even on a foggy trip
Beautiful even on a foggy trip | Source
Trails lead you through a quiet excursion by a piece of Freeport's Coast
Trails lead you through a quiet excursion by a piece of Freeport's Coast | Source
a coastal piece of Freeport
a coastal piece of Freeport | Source

Wolfe's Neck State Park in Freeport

Freeport is known for its great shopping area. L.L.Bean is by far one of the best places to go in Maine for your shopping experience, and the stores and restaurants surrounding are definitely worth the stop also. But Freeport has more to offer than just shopping. For located in Freeport is Wolfe's Neck State Park, just past Wolfe's Neck Farm (which on a side note if you have time pop over and see their animals). This park has a great web of trails and even an osprey nest halfway down the trail just as you reach the rocky shore section of the trail.

Catch this on either a sunny day or even a foggy day and the walk is worth it. It is not too short to make you wonder if you got a workout or not and it is not too long that you end up having to lug your kids the last stretch of the walk. It is also a peaceful walk away from the sounds of pretty much anything except yourself and the shore. Not to mention the family will love the nest. Visit at the right time, about mid summer, and you will see an extra head or two poking out of the top.

  • Address: 426 Wolfe's Neck Road Freeport, ME US 04032


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