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Popham Beach State Park

10 Perkins Farm Lane, Phippsburg, ME 04562
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Phippsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

we went this year not knowing what to expect. We visited the fort 1st, then returned to park. Very nice beach,clean restrooms and shower facilities. Excellent for walking or riding horses.get there at low tide, so the islands can be accessed. Need to be careful to watch tides, as you could get stranded .will return next year

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This beach is a gem! I have travelled to many top beaches in the world and this one holds a special place in my heart. The views are amazing, at low tide it seems to go on forever and you can walk around on the rocky island. You can bring your dog in the off season or a horse! loved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is the widest beach I've ever seen. The expansive view is stunning, dotted with tiny islands and lighthouses one way and inland marshes the other. There is even an island to walk out to at low tide and a cute little store called Percy's with amazingly fresh lobster rolls and awesome staff. Definitely a place to stay for a... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It's well worth the 30 minute drive from Bath to get here. Parking is limited so arrive early. It's a huge, beautiful, natural beach. The view and the available beach to explore change constantly as the tide comes and goes. It's amazing how it feels almost secluded even when the parking lot is full. There's so much space (except for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Huge beach, especially at low tide. For this area of Maine, it's surprising to find such a fine sand beach stretching out as far as we could go in the water. It's fun to walk out to the offshore islands at low tide. There are outside showers and 2 excellent bath houses (one for each side of the beach) with... More

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Savery, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It has always been on my bucket list to ride my horse on a beach-- coming from Montana, that's never been a real likely possibility. But on a year-long stay in Maine, my dream came true at Popham Beach! This gorgeous place is all but abandoned once summer is over. Regulations allow for horses and dogs on the beach between... More

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Londonderry, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited Popham Beach State Park while on vacation in Maine, and it was definitely worth the ride! Though we visited mid-week, the parking lot was nearly full, so we were surprised at how few people were actually on this huge beach! The beach has level and soft sand, with a sand bar that folks can walk to the nearby... More

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Washingtonville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful, broad Sandy beach, not easy to come by in Maine. Not overly crowded on this hot August day, though by the time we left at 1:30 p.m., the parking lot was full and folks were parking on the road, so e distance away. There were no lifeguards on duty this particular day. Beach seems to attract primarily families. There's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We just stopped at the beach to have a look. I was mesmerized, wished we could have put out beach blankets and stayed awhile. I had a great walk along this mostly rock and shell free beach. A great family place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful unspoiled Maine beach located where the Kennebec River meets the ocean. Great views of several islands. Bathroom and changing facilities provided at the entrance area. We also visited Fort Popham, so we parked near the fort at Percy's General Store for $10.00 and were right at the entrance at the end of the beach. We were there on a... More

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