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Popham Beach State Park

10 Perkins Farm Lane, Phippsburg, ME 04562
207-389-1335
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Phippsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Swimming, Birdwatching, Picnicking
Description: State park and beach area that is located on a peninsula near Bath, Maine.
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Phippsburg, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Popham is very busy in the summer. Often, visors are not able to get into the parking lot unless they come early, especially on weekends or are willing to wait for a space to open up. Some spaces along the road are available but the same problem is evident. Huge beach. Long shallow flat areas for getting into the water.... More

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Phippsburg, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

A little of everything, especially at or near low tide. Surf for swimming, tidal pools, sand dunes, views of lighthouses, beach combing and well maintained bath house.

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Granger, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is one of my favorite beaches. Feels like you can walk forever on the beach. So relaxing and beautiful. Great place to find sand dollars.

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Berkshires MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

beautiful place for a walk although a little surprised there was a charge on a cold slightly rainy day...

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

beautiful beach to walk on and incredible views; old fort and local restaurant on the beach with great local seafood

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Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

It is always interesting to see the paths of the tide going in and out, which is often different each year. We love the expansiveness of the beach and being able to see 2 lighthouses from on top of the hills.

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Newark, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

If you are in the area you MUST visit Popham Beach State Park! It's the best beach I've been to in Maine. It's huge with lots of sand, a sandbar (low tide) that lets you walk to rock island and climb all over it to enjoy the view and watch the wildlife. It is awesome! And worth the cost to... More

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West Bridgton, Maine, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Any one who has a chance to visit Popham Beach should. We live in Maine and still come back each and every year to visit this wonderful site. One of the best State Parks you will ever be able to see and enjoy!

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Arrived one foggy morning at low tide and never saw the ocean! We could hear it and walked for a while but since it was our first visit we returned with out locating it. Still it was interesting and I would definitely go back as we had limited time. Nice bathroom/bath house. No lifeguards as the season was over.

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Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Check the tides before you visit. When the tide is low you can walk to the small offshore island. Wonderful! The facilities are clean. Also fun tidepools for little kids.

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