Potts Point is a sheltered pebble beach at the end of the private dirt road. It is now owned by the Harpswell Land Conservancy, and is open to all on foot. Excellent tide pool exploration!
Cedar Beach is a sandy beach on Bailey Island open to Harpswell residents and their guests (renters). Limited parking is available.
Estes Lobster House
Estes Lobster House has a public beach (accessed via the boat ramp at the end of Graveyard Pt Rd.)
Reid State Park
Reid State Park is about an hour north in Georgetown. Visit Website
Popham Beach State Park
Popham Beach State Park is a good 45-60 minute drive, but the beautiful sandy beach is worth it for a day trip. It is recommended that you visit this beach at mid to low tide, as there is not much beach at dead high tide. Minimal fee for entrance. To get there, travel to Brunswick, pass Bowdoin on your left and turn right. Pass Cook’s Corner (lots of commerce) and continue on the same road into Bath (now it’s called the Old Bath Road,). Just as you enter Bath, look for Rt 209, bear right up a ramp towards Phippsburg on 209. Very twisty and turny. Pass Phippsburg and look for signs for Popham Beach. There’s a minimal charge at the gate. Bathrooms, yes. Food – no. Pack your own. No floats or water devices allowed in the water. It can be a long walk from the parking lot to the beach. If you get there at low tide, you can walk to an island, which is VERY COOL. Hats and sunscreen are a must. Remember, it’s a 45-60- minute drive. Visit Website
Stover’s Point Preserve
Stover’s Point Preserve is a narrow gravel sandbar that wraps itself around a salt marsh. Salt marshes are unique, productive and sensitive habitats with plants and animals that are adapted to the changing tides and water conditions. Grasses grow well here, forming the base of a food web that includes fish, birds and shellfish. Please do not park or walk on the marsh grass. Visit Website
Thomas Point Beach
This family-owned, commercial beach is a very nice spot at high tide. The entrance fee is not small, so make sure you check the tide. In the early evening, it is very buggy. But at high tide, during the day, it’s very nice. A sandy beach, playgrounds, concession stand, picnic tables. This is also the site for many special musical events – check the Brunswick Times Record. Vist Website