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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 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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Washingtonville, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Connecticut
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302 reviews 302 reviews
47 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
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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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife, our two teenage daughters, and I thoroughly enjoyed our late afternoon visit during low tide on a weekday, when the beach was quite empty and felt very secluded. We loved walking the expansive tidal flats and wading in the tide pools. The little rocky island that you can walk to during low tide was fun to climb and... More

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las vegas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What a wonderful family friendly beach! It's HUGE and easy to find a great spot even when parking is in the overflow areas! It costs $6 pp for non Maine residents and $1per child age 6-12 I think. There are a few large tidal pools that are no more than 1 foot deep which kids love to play and splash... More

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Rosendale, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You have to go to this beach when the tide is going out. If you do, you will be rewarded with a unique sight not visible anywhere else. As the tide recedes, a sandbar opens up allowing you to walk to an island from the beach. The island has hidden beaches, seals, sand pipers, hills with amazing vistas to the... More

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Binghamton, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I am not a beach person - but the rest of the family is so while staying in Freeport, we ventured out to check out this highly rated beach. I have to say this is one of the best beaches I have seen in a long long time. The pictures do not give it justice - at low tide it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed a visit to the beach even though it almost didn't happen. We arrived at around 12:30 on a nice Wednesday only to find a park employee waiving people by as the parking lot was full. You can park along the roadway leading up to the park where permitted, however all of those spots were gone too! We drove... More

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Queensbury, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We have been coming to Popham Beach every summer for more than a decade and have never had a bad experience. Try and get there for low tide to walk out to the island. Ocean is cold, but that is true everywhere in Maine. There are usually warmer tidal pools. Park is always clean, lots of room even when parking... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

When you park at Fort Popham the beach starts out very narrow. But if you walk south it expands and soon becomes a beachcomber's paradise. The water is cold for anyone but New Englanders, Canadians, Scandinavians and the like, but refreshing. Be sure to pack an effective bug spray to protect yourself against biting flies.

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