Shirttail Point
Shirttail Point
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A beach area known for biking and swimming in Camden.
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to-live-in-Europe
Camden, Maine USA62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Close to town, clean, flowing, river water from Lake Megunticook. A well-marked dam is located just downstream from the beach. Muddy bottom is pleasant and graduated for young ones and swimmers. Launch your kayak and head upstream to Molyneaux Road bridge and return in an easy 75-90 minutes R/T. Observe birds, turtles, new scenery around each bend. Depth varies from a few feet to 10 or 15' in a few places. With picnic tables, grill, port-o-potty. Parking for about 15-20 cars. Pleasant spot to relax.
Written August 16, 2017
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glorijane w
North Waterboro, ME257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Who knew you could find a nice peaceful swimming hole not far from the hussle and touristy Camden main street traffic. This place is small but so worth the dip. The view is amazing just looking towards Mt Batty and I think some kind of dam. The water is shallow, there are a couple of mucky spots but you can avoid them. If you just want to float and enjoy the view this spot is for you. The only downfall is you have to avoid the duck poop. A great place to bring a canoe or kayak and you can go up river.
Written July 9, 2018
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Perestroika13
Waterboro, ME88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
We were so happy to hear about this kayaking option in the Camden area. You'll have to get directions from a local, but you'll find a small sandy beach with lots of local families. You put in and have about a mile paddle each way between two dams on the Megunticook River. No motorized craft on the waters, but the company of loons makes it a joy to visit!
Written August 25, 2012
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resiratfink
Connecticut71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Solo
happened across Shirttail Point while trying to find a way out of Camden that didn't involve Rte. 1 during season. Beautiful little spot with a small beach and a nice put-in point for kayakers. I highly recommend it.
Written August 11, 2012
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oaktree56
Camden, ME230 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011 • Friends
This was a favorite swimming spot for the local kids for many years. It sits above a dam. It is a quiet spot and a bit out of the way. The local Canadian geese now are very fond of it so make sure you bring shoes. The grass and sand aren't clean! It is a good place to launch a kayake (but not anything much bigger) and paddle up the river to the upper dam.
Written April 11, 2012
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blindcreek42
Petitcodiac, Canada455 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Not very big but couple of tables and the mill pond. Very pleasurable little stop to go for a bit and chill out.
Bring the lunch you bought from just down the road.
Written September 30, 2017
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STP
Camden, ME157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Small swimming area park tha tcan be over-crowded but usually by Canadians...geese tha tis. So many they often have to prohibit swimming because of goose poop. That can also ruin the pinic tables. When the the geese aren't around it's a nice spot for a swim and/or picnic.
Written April 30, 2017
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Sonia T
Nova Scotia South Shore, Canada467 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
We've been going here for years but parking can be a challenge in the summertime. The "beach" gets really crowded with young children and families and teenagers. If you choose a day when it's a bit overcast, you'll have better luck parking and less crowds. Otherwise, a nice spot.
Written June 22, 2016
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Etienne Perret
Camden, ME1,131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
If you are walking or riding a bike Shirttail Point is a fun place to take the children swimming. The Megunticook River is clean and a whole lot warmer than Penobscot Bay.
Written October 20, 2015
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BusyMomofFour
Camden, ME9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
This is a great spot for children. We also like to launch our kayaks here. The water is shallow for quite a ways out and gets warm in the summer. Unfortunately, it is also loved by geese so watch out for goose poop.
Written April 28, 2014
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