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Address: Machiasport, ME
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Different Type of Maine Beach

We stopped here to have a picnic lunch and geocache on our way to Lubec for a couple of days of hiking. This beach reminds me of a beach that I went to in England many years ago... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Augusta, Maine
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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to have a picnic lunch and geocache on our way to Lubec for a couple of days of hiking. This beach reminds me of a beach that I went to in England many years ago - there was no sand! The pebbled beach is interesting and fun to just walk along and see the different stones that... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at this beach on the way to Lubec. Really different as the beach is composed of small rocks that have been smoothed over by the constant surf of the ocean. As one walks along the beach the rocks become pebbles getting smaller and smaller. Worth the stop!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great beach. Completely different from anything I have seen before, which is always fun. Best part for me- standing in the water and feeling the rocks brush past your legs with each wave that crashes onto the shore (no it does not hurt).

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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1 Thank Alison G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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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