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Address: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME

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This is a small beach on park loop road that is not very busy and has very clear water. It is worth a stop, and if Sand Beach was really crazy and you wanted a quieter beach fix... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan K
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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small beach on park loop road that is not very busy and has very clear water. It is worth a stop, and if Sand Beach was really crazy and you wanted a quieter beach fix, this spot would do the trick!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this beach! It's always so quiet since it's fairly low key and no big signs for it. The kids loved all the rocks which are so smooth and polished (naturally). There's also a nice little waterfall as you head down to the beach itself.

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to sit here on this rocky beach and just listen to the waves roll the pebbles around. The rocks are medium sized (too small to make a good seat, too large to be comfortable), so you might want to bring something to sit on or be prepared to walk over to the larger rocks.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Seniors, if you want a bit of adventure, Hike up Day Mountain from the south, then cross over Route 3 and take the Hunters Cliff Trail around to Hunters Beach. It is a most interesting trail, but very poorly marked! Hunt (no pun intended) for cairns (small piles of rock indicating the direction of the trail). You'll weave all over... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I hesitate to review this becaue I prefer to have this secluded beach to myself when I visit! But it's truly lovely. It is completely rocks so don't think you're going to bring a blanket and lay in the sand. But just sit on the rocks and enjoy the sound of the surf coming in and then washing out over... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful beach. There's the obvious, cobble beach in the front, but the best place to go is if you walk just about one minute on a little trail and get to the big rocks. Here you will be stepping over about 4,000,000 years of geological time. It's fun to climb on all the rocks, and there are plenty of tidal... More 

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

First off Little Hunter's is a little hard to find. Drive around Otter Cove on the Park Loop Road, past the scenic pullouts on the left. Now the road goes inland a bit. You must look for a couple of parking spaces on your right after about 1/2 mile. It is not a parking lot. Just a pull-off. Now, there... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We found this in a travel book about Acadia. It was lovely! Few people were there, and it has geologic history behind it as well - read up about the "plum pudding rocks". The sound made by the pebbles on the beach is absolutely beautiful. This is worth finding - a hidden gem in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a must stop! The cobblestones that are on the ground are amazing. It's a peaceful, quiet area to explore. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes to walk on the cobblestones. There is a nice staircase that you take down toward the waterfront. This is not wheelchair accessible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A family friendly trail, the beach was fun to explore. Take your bug spray on this one. Would be fun for a family and dogs would have fun on this one.

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