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Popham Beach State Park
Popham Beach State Park

Popham Beach State Park

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Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
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10 Perkins Farm Ln, Phippsburg, ME 04562
207-389-1335
http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?park_id=22
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Nice beach area. Small entrance fee to get in. Popham fort is located just down the road. Can be very crowded in mid-summer. Not many food or water options close by. Be sure to ... Read more
pack some in, especially for families.Plan to arrive early on nice, warm days.

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Durham, Maine, USA

Nice beach area. Small entrance fee to get in. Popham fort is located just down the road. Can be very crowded in mid-summer. Not many food or water options close by. Be sure to pack some in, especially for families.Plan to arrive early on nice, warm days.

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Fogelsville, Pennsylvania

Wild and wonderful, this is the beast beach in all of Maine. Walk to the islands at low tide for fabulous ocean views and crashing waves. Great, too, for surfing and bracing swims.

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Hermitage, Tennessee

One of the nicest, most scenic sandy beeches in Maine, about 40 minutes from the house

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Bristol, Maine

Our favorite beach. Go at low tide so that you can walk out to Fox Island. Explore the shore for sand dollars. Lots of bird life. Shallow waves. Driftwood forts. Warm pondlets for wading. Waves for skim boards or surfing.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This is our kids' favorite beach as the sand is endless and the tides amazing. It is about 20 minutes from our front door.

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Brunswick, Maine, USA

We love Popham Beach. You can walk out to an island at low tide. Bring your kites for the gusting breezes. Play around in the ever changing tide pools or just enjoy a picnic. Another rare sandy beach in Maine.

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London, United Kingdom

A spectacular one mile stretch of white sandy beach. At low tides, you can walk to rock outcroppings that offer views of island lighthouses. Search for sand dollars in the surf. Kids can play in the many "rivers"...be sure to take skim boards and boogie boards. No concessions sold at the beach, so be sure to pack a picnic.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Popham is a really nice beach and park. There are dunes, rocks to climb on, and the cold cold cold Atlantic Ocean (seriously, I once dove in the water on a very warm Labor Day and thought I was going to have a heart attack because it was so cold). It's a relatively long-ish drive out here from Bath or from Brunswick, but the drive itself is beautiful and the beach is definitely worth it, I think.

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Brunswick, Maine

This is a great sand beach for Maine.

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Bath, Maine

great beach with restaurants

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One of the most beautiful and swimmable beaches on the coast! Children can play in low tide pools, explore the island at low tide, or walk for miles on the beach.

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Brentwood, California

The most beautiful beach in Maine! Long beach walks.

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Best beach in Maine

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Wayne
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Lewiston, Maine
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Burns, Kansas
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Waterville, Maine
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Brunswick, Maine
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Freeport, Maine
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Standish, Maine
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