Birch Point Beach State Park

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Birch Point Beach State Park

Birch Point Beach State Park
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161 contributions
Life's a beach
Aug 2021
Typical Maine beach though the water is normally pretty cold here as it drops off into deep water fairly quickly. Being one of the few "sand beaches" in the area it gets very crowed in the warmer summer months and if you don't arrive early you will be regulated to the rock ledges on either side of the beach if you can find a parking spot.
Written October 8, 2021
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WilsonP
Lancaster, NH555 contributions
Nice Sandy Beach
Sep 2020 • Couples
Gate closed after Labor Day so it is a half mile walk that takes 10 minutes.

Very nice sandy beach with some picnic tables and grills among the trees on the forest edge.

Nice rock outcroppings of rocks on either side of the beach.
Written September 19, 2020
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Laura S
Bamako, Mali81 contributions
So peaceful!
Aug 2020
This was the low-key, un-crowded beach we were looking for. Even on a warm saturday, there was plenty of room to spread out and be socially-distant. Kids loved the calm water and the sand. Adults enjoyed walking on the paths and climbing the rocks. We enjoyed lunch on picnic benches and everything was very clean and relaxing. Beautiful view.
Written August 22, 2020
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David C
Boxborough, MA50 contributions
Fun local gathering area.
Jul 2019
A regional go-to sandy beach. Good for picnicking and swimming in summer. There are nice rocky headlands to explore on either side of the beach and good tidepools at low tide..
Written September 6, 2019
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quilterlady83
Ocala, FL587 contributions
“Best Beach Ever” quote from 8 yr old grandson!
Jul 2019 • Family
This Beach happens to be very close to relatives who encouraged us to visit it with our grandson, who loved the sandy beach! He climbed the rocks looking for crabs in the little water pools, dug tunnels in the sand and couldn’t get enough of beach time! We were there for 3 hours and he would’ve stayed longer! There are restrooms there though we didn’t go in. It’s probably a good idea to bring some kind of shade protection as the beach is open and beautiful! The beach isn’t totally unknown as the parking lot was mostly full when we arrived around 11 AM. All in all, great ocean beach for kids & adults! The ocean views are exceptional! Make sure to take pictures! We happened to see a lobster boat at work. We went twice to this beach while in that area and look forward to going again!
Written August 24, 2019
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Tom G
6 contributions
A small Gem Near Rockland
Aug 2019
The beach at Birch Point is somewhat small and doesn't have lifeguards or much for amenities. (no changing rooms and just pit toilets.) But that can be a good thing. You can use beach toys in the water like rafts and floats etc. without a lifeguard telling you you can't. You will probably want to go at low tide. There's not much beach left at high tide. Combine with a trip to Owl's Head Light. (no fee is collected there and there's a small beach.)
Written August 23, 2019
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msbboston
Boston, MA36 contributions
Nice beach, decent for walking
Aug 2019
This is not ha huge beach but there is enough sand so you can walk along the water line. The rock formations around the edge are great if you enjoy scaling large stones and some light climbing. A good, relatively quiet spot that seems undiscovered as yet.
Written August 17, 2019
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TravelAddict
Montreal, Canada479 contributions
Nice beach
Jul 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed this beach a lot. It is not the long white sand beach you would expect but the surroundings are nice. You can sit on the sand or on the rocks, you have some shade if you want to, picnic tables, parking.
Written July 29, 2019
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Jeff C
Stoneham, MA225 contributions
The best beach in the area
Jul 2019 • Family
If you are looking to sit on the sand and dip in the water, this is the best beach we found. It is not tiny, too rocky, next to a ferry port, in someone's back yard, and has parking. We tried Crescent, Laite Beach, Lincolnville, and Birchpoint. This was far and away the one we were most comfortable at.
Written July 20, 2019
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Lady Nightingale
Northport, ME12 contributions
Glorious beach and view. Hike around the edges for P&Q
Jul 2019 • Family
Birch point State park has been one of our favorites for many years. We especially love it in winter when it’s deserted. It is quintessentially Maine with the pine trees and combination of rocky shoreline and sandy beach. On this visit, like almost always in the summertime, the beach was crowded but a short hike across the rocks at either end of the beach leads to beautiful quieter spots with isolated barbecue stands. Whatever the weather or the tide Birch point is worth the visit. We have frequently stopped here to play for a bit whilr waiting for friends on a cape air flight delayed coming in from Boston. Pay the guest fee and support the State Parks.
Written July 14, 2019
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