Birch Point Beach State Park

Birch Point Beach State Park

Birch Point Beach State Park
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  • Laura S
    Bamako, Mali81 contributions
    So peaceful!
    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.
    Visited August 2020
    Written August 22, 2020
  • Richard A
    Boston, Massachusetts8 contributions
    A manageable walk with nice views at the top.
    This was a wonderful hike with some nice views. It ended up being a foggy day at the top but overall we really enjoyed both the hike the nature trail and the table top trail to the top. It’s about an hour or an hour down and very doable for all different levels
    Visited July 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 21, 2022
  • WilsonP
    Lancaster, New Hampshire558 contributions
    Nice Sandy Beach
    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.
    Visited September 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2020
  • Chantelle M
    Minneapolis, Minnesota269 contributions
    Average
    I can't say I would swim here, just because there is sand doesn't make it a beach. The area it self was pretty cool. We walked and explored the rocks, watched the waves and the brave people dipping their feet in the icy waters. It does cost money to enter I think it was $5 a person. We much preferred the swimming area at owls head light house a few miles away and free.
    Visited June 2016
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2016
  • MrNjorl
    637 contributions
    Quiet, out of the way, nice
    Small secluded beach with rocks to climb on. Nice picnic area. Uncrowded and NO touristy things. Outhouses available.
    Visited August 2013
    Traveled with family
    Written August 28, 2013
  • TravelAddict
    Montreal, Canada496 contributions
    Nice beach
    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.
    Visited July 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2019
  • Lady Nightingale
    Northport, Maine12 contributions
    Glorious beach and view. Hike around the edges for P&Q
    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.
    Visited July 2019
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2019
  • Donna B
    Owls Head, Maine8 contributions
    Birch State Park
    It's a beautiful sandy Maine beach. There are beautiful rock formations on each end of the beach . It used to be called Lucia 2 before it became a state park .Its a great place for families to come for picnics and beach days . There are picnic tables and birthday parties are regular occurrences . Bathrooms are onsite which is always a necessity
    Visited August 2017
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 9, 2017
  • 769lindasw
    10 contributions
    Birch Point State Park used to be Lucia Beach
    The most beautiful beach in Midcoast Maine! Mostly white sand bordered by huge granite rocks which are great for swiftly walking across for a great workout!
    Visited October 2015
    Traveled solo
    Written February 9, 2016
  • lechuzon
    Ipswich, Massachusetts83 contributions
    Pretend you're in an island. It's that cool.
    This beach is a treasure; you can spend the entire day and never be bored; lots to do, lots to explore; great rock climbing and tidepools. The picnic facilities are quaint and good. Sometimes we go there end of the day just to barbecue dinner; it is peaceful and there's always space.
    Visited September 2014
    Traveled with family
    Written May 13, 2015
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Chantelle M
Minneapolis, MN269 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
I can't say I would swim here, just because there is sand doesn't make it a beach. The area it self was pretty cool. We walked and explored the rocks, watched the waves and the brave people dipping their feet in the icy waters. It does cost money to enter I think it was $5 a person. We much preferred the swimming area at owls head light house a few miles away and free.
Written June 28, 2016
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MrNjorl
Maine637 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
Small secluded beach with rocks to climb on. Nice picnic area. Uncrowded and NO touristy things. Outhouses available.
Written August 28, 2013
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TravelAddict
Montreal, Canada496 contributions
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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Lady Nightingale
Northport, ME12 contributions
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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Donna B
Owls Head, ME8 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
It's a beautiful sandy Maine beach. There are beautiful rock formations on each end of the beach . It used to be called Lucia 2 before it became a state park .Its a great place for families to come for picnics and beach days . There are picnic tables and birthday parties are regular occurrences . Bathrooms are onsite which is always a necessity
Written August 9, 2017
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769lindasw
Kleinbaai10 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
The most beautiful beach in Midcoast Maine! Mostly white sand bordered by huge granite rocks which are great for swiftly walking across for a great workout!
Written February 9, 2016
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lechuzon
Ipswich, MA83 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
This beach is a treasure; you can spend the entire day and never be bored; lots to do, lots to explore; great rock climbing and tidepools. The picnic facilities are quaint and good. Sometimes we go there end of the day just to barbecue dinner; it is peaceful and there's always space.
Written May 13, 2015
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DavidHD413
Portland, ME256 contributions
Very enjoyable, a picturesque beach tucked between a forest and ocean rocks. Fun to explore and hang out at for couples or kids.
The water was a little cold but people were still enjoying themselves wading around. Water shoes or flip flops would be a good idea, lots of rocks and shells to step on.
Written August 20, 2014
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NotAVampireLvr
Attleboro, MA6 contributions
First off clean bathrooms (pit toilets but clean) within a short walk. We brought young children and they had a blast climbing rocks, wading in the (freezing) water and exploring tidal pools. The sand is perfect for castle building. We got there early and had no problems with parking. Started filling up around 11 on a weekday but the lot was still pretty empty. Definitely a great place to check out.
Written August 5, 2014
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Lorri855
Halifax, UK215 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
This is a fantastic day out with lots to do for families. There is a beach, woodland and of course the lighthouse which has open days when you can tour the lighthouse. You would have to check when the lighthouse is open but we were lucky enough to get inside and climb the ladder to the top where the views are spectacular of the ocean and the distant mountains. it is nice to picnic on the beach during the summertime and plenty of room for children to play and explore. Next door is the transportation museum which is also well worth a visit. There is lots to do for a full day trip and it is a beautiful spot.
Written October 6, 2013
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