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Birch Point Beach State Park

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Address: , Owls Head, ME
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Tour the Owls Head Lighthouse and Owls Head Transportation Museum.

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Good for a quiet place to reflect

We didn't go in the summer, so I can't speak for crowded times, but in the fall is it quiet and serene. Lovely pines dot the shoreline around you, rocks abound, and if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Meredith, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We didn't go in the summer, so I can't speak for crowded times, but in the fall is it quiet and serene. Lovely pines dot the shoreline around you, rocks abound, and if you are looking for a nice stretch of shore to walk on, this could fit the bill. My other recommendation would be farther south in Cape Elizabeth... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This little gem of a state park has a nice size beach, surrounded by pine trees and great big rocks for climbing and exploring. There are also some hiking paths. The parking lot is good and payment is on the honor system. It's just a relaxing little spot.

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This beach is a treasure; you can spend the entire day and never be bored; lots to do, lots to explore; great rock climbing and tidepools. The picnic facilities are quaint and good. Sometimes we go there end of the day just to barbecue dinner; it is peaceful and there's always space.

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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very nice, quiet, clean beach just 15 minutes south of Rockland Maine. We really enjoyed climbing on the rock outcroppings located on each end of the beach.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very enjoyable, a picturesque beach tucked between a forest and ocean rocks. Fun to explore and hang out at for couples or kids. The water was a little cold but people were still enjoying themselves wading around. Water shoes or flip flops would be a good idea, lots of rocks and shells to step on.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First off clean bathrooms (pit toilets but clean) within a short walk. We brought young children and they had a blast climbing rocks, wading in the (freezing) water and exploring tidal pools. The sand is perfect for castle building. We got there early and had no problems with parking. Started filling up around 11 on a weekday but the lot... More 

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Augusta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a wonderful setting to kick back and enjoy the spectacular Maine Mid-Coast. I very much appreciated the limited number of people on this beach.

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Jay, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Quiet, out of the way, with beautiful views! Our resort recommended this location for swimming in the ocean. I'm so glad we went, although it was rather difficult to find if one is not familiar with the area. Rt. 1 through me for a bit of a loop, as it winds through town in a round about sort of way.

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Alta Loma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a very pretty beach. No sunbathing/sandy beach, but there are rocks to lay/sit on. There are a couple trails you can take, too. There are a few picnic benches in the shade so you could make a day of it.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Ive been coming to this beach for 30 plus years and never had a bad experience. It's usually very clean and the people friendly. Its in a small harbor of sorts so you don't really have to worry about rough water if you plan on bringing your kids. There are also great tide pools to check out. Get there early... More 

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