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Address: Machiasport, ME
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Definitely a unique beach

This is not a beach you will likely walk barefoot on (unless you have tough feet), but it is really cool. The beach is covered in beautiful rocks, not much sand. I wish we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alison G
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a beach you will likely walk barefoot on (unless you have tough feet), but it is really cool. The beach is covered in beautiful rocks, not much sand. I wish we had brought chairs with us because it was a very serene beach, I would have liked to sit there longer.

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Thank Alison G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Cool spot kind off the beaten path but worth the stop if you're in the area! The beach has rocks from lava and the water looks gorgeous next to them

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Thank Emily M
Live Oak, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a must see in Machiasport. Finding it takes a few turns since it is off the beaten path and not boldly marked. But it is definitely worth the effort. I've never seen anything like it -- a "beach" made of water smoothed pebbles. As the tide comes goes it sounds like a tinkling/bubbling brook as the pebbles come... More 

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Thank Jay N
Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Took me forever to find it but was worth all the turning around & asking directions. Only other beach like this is in Scotland. Nobody was looking so I got a pocketful of jasper!

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Thank Woodsylady
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I am a geologist, so things mineralogical (like Jasper) make we want to go and see it. This beach is really quite unusual. Huge dunes at least 20 feet high of all rounded cobbles and large gravel of dark maroon jasper and other basement igneous rocks that underlie Maine are found here. The beach is on a tidal river and... More 

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Winthrop, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a beach of rocks, jasper to be exact. So fascinating to understand why they all might wash up there. I believe there is only one other place in the world that it happens. Free, a nice ride out and a fort along the way to explore.

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Thank AnnieD39
Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lovely spot. The stones are so beautiful, and it is OK to take some. The sound the beach makes when the waves go out is mesmerizing. Would be a nice place to take a kayak. We swam, but it was too cold to stay in. Interesting geological site.

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Thank megsteve2
Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wow! What great hidden gem for a picnic and a beautiful photographs!! Hard to find, the sign comes up quickly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This beach is definitely one of a kind. The beach is a great place to comb for rocks and take some pictures. If you're a true nature lover and/or geologist this is for you. Otherwise, there's not much to do. And when I went there there were big, black spiders everywhere! So if you don't like spiders don't go there.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Making the 12 mile drive off Route One to Jasper Beach is well worth it, if you are a true nature lover...what a thrill to see this beach...One of only two like it in the world. The other is in Japan. Beach is rocky...Beautiful rocks round and oval all sizes...speckled shades of red, rust, white, and gray, looking like Jasper,... More 

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