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Neat attraction

This was a neat attraction at the park. Be sure to walk down to the water and take some time to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Scott R
Scottsburg, Indiana
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No place better on a warm, sunny day!

Get there early or take the shuttle, because there is very limited parking. We did the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a beach what else can you say? It may be unique to Maine bust to the rest of the world it’s not even a nice beach. Don’t bother.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a neat attraction at the park. Be sure to walk down to the water and take some time to play.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Scott R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early or take the shuttle, because there is very limited parking. We did the Beehive/Bowl Hikes early in the morning to secure a spot, then walked down to the beach after that to cool off. Dad went on the Big Head hike while...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by while exploring Bar Harbor. We loved the private feel of the beach. Great place to walk around and take pictures. Would definitely recommend on a nice day!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Katrina B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful secluded beach, although I suspect it can be quite crowded during warm weather. We visited on a windy day and were pleasantly surprised to find the wind was nearly non-existent on the beach and it felt much warmer. It's beautiful!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CMN14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great sandy beach for Maine but don’t expect the Caribbean! Large beach plenty of parking with restrooms & changing area. Large beach about .5 mile long hang out and listen to the waves touch the chilly water. Too cool for swimming but some Kids were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very picturesque sandy beach atea in Arcadia National Park. Very small crowds made this visit to Maine great

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank wilddog-williamh
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Maine has cold water and it was no different at the Sand Beach in the park. it was however a great place to put down some chairs and get some sun. The view is outstanding and thou it is a small beach it has room...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barry N
Reviewed February 20, 2019

It was cooler in the forest as we hiked, but as soon as we entered the beach alcove, I felt the full heat of summer. Its a breathtaking view, and thought the water is cool, it is so refreshing. Don't pass on this feature of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

We had heard it would be hard to park close by. It would be crowded and it would be a walk to get to the beach. Yah it was too much. We moved further along the road until we found another quiet sandy beaxh. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kyle S
August 13, 2017|
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Response from AQMike | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, there is a sign that states no dogs but we saw a few. This is on the National Parks Page about pets Restricted Areas Most lakes in the park are public water supplies. Pets and people may not swim in them. Sand... More
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Response from MSC73 | Reviewed this property |
No, not enough areas for pools. You are much better off near the "land bridge" to Bar Island. Our group of four explored tide pools there- great experience. Just ask for directions at your hotel or B&B. But here is address... More