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Address: Machiasport, ME
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Fantastic Huge Jasper Dunes that Sing to You, A real Find in Maine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
barbara r
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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147 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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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164 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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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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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Orca1111
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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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1 Thank Elizabeth M
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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2 Thank BeeMelissa
Madison, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This beach is really cool. It is a beach made of jasper rocks and multiple other rocks. The entire beach is all stones, really smooth and fun to climb. If you are in Machias, maine make sure to see it.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You drive through Machiasport (a pretty amazing experience itself looking at herds of horses in an oceanfront field, wide open coves, old houses for sale that make you write a check just to get their view.) Turn down a dirt road with a Jasper Beach sign and suddenly you are confronted with a 20 foot high wall of black stones.... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have never seen a beach like this. Great quiet place to sit, relax, rock hunt. This great place to bring the family for a few hours to pick up rocks, watch the water. There is a great little working harbor nearby. Bucks Harbor Pier, It is great for getting pictures of lobster boats in harbor.

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1 Thank Wes L
Nashville, Tennessee
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426 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

WOW, is my luggage going to cost extra going home! We are staying about three miles from Jasper Beach. I love stones and collect stones and have stones all over our house. Then when we arrived here, I found out about this truly unique seaside setting. After seeing so much mud at low tide, it was nice to see these... More 

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