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“Didn't Know About Little Hunter's Beach until this Year”

Little Hunters Beach
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Somehow, after visiting Acadia National Park for 13 years in a row, we missed this wonderful little beach. I read a blurb about it in the free booklet they give away in the park stores. The article gave brief directions on how to find this hidden pebble beach along the park loop road. It is far along Park Loop --- if you start in the area of Sand Beach. It is past the turn the loop makes after the Otter Cliffs. It is even farther than the little cresent beach that you pass along the road on the way to Jordan Pond. We know that this sand and pebble beach is not the one described in the article because it is out in the open along the road -- while Little Hunter's Beach is on the left and the stairway down to the beach is not readily visible from the road unless you are looking for it very carefully. If you've gone as far as Jordan Pond, you've gone too far! The stairs are kind of steep and you can see a swampy pond with water lillies off to the other side of the stair way along the road. When we walked down the stairs we could see a waterfall off to the the side that carried water from a stream. The water seemed to disappear into the rounded pebbles on the edge of the stairway at the bottom. It was so unusual --we could walk on the stones and see the water flowing beneath our feet...yet we weren't getting wet! You could see that farther along the beach the water came up and flowed into the ocean. The beach is fairly small in comparision to a place like Sand Beach -- but the pebbles are rounded smooth and appearing in an array of pastel colors that is truly amazing. The photos we took are beautiful. There are some larger rocks there and the few people we saw at this beach were climbing on some of them. The beach is secluded from other areas because it forms a small cresent shaped cove ---sheltered a bit from the open ocean views of some of the other places along the road. This is a great spot to explore for a while, take photos, or just to sit and soak in the beauty of Acadia. There are always surpises each year when we visit. We always find a new spot that is unique and scenic. A visit to Little Hunter's Beach is well worth the time it takes to find it.

4  Thank Carol
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Off the beaten path. You find it by taking an out of the way path about 1/2 a mile into the shady opening that widens into a small, spectacular beach with cliffs rising up on each side, tree lined and breathtaking!! The beach is covered with rocks. Not many people stay long so often you are alone there!

1  Thank Janet S
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

After a day of hiking, this was a great place to relax. Fresh water stream creates a pool just before it spills into the ocean. Great chance to swim without having to brave the cold ocean. Then sit on the rocks and watch the ocean. Only half a dozen spots to park, so it's luck of the draw if you get a space. If you do, however, only half a dozen other people are there. The waves make a wonderful sound moving over the hundreds of small rocks. Never heard a sound like that before. Very peaceful.

1  Thank camdenrockportfoodie
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

.Beautiful cobble beach! Great for pictures and enjoying the rugged landscape of acadia. My photos of the beach were actually frame-worthy!

1  Thank lgeisinger
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

My boys love rocks and this beach was perfect for them. This is not an official stop in the Park Loop Road book that you can purchase at the visitor's center, but I found it through another book I had purchased about Acadia before our trip. I am so glad I did! There is a nice wooden staircase leading down to the beach, and the entire beach is made of smooth rocks from the ocean. The boys could throw rocks in the ocean until their hearts were content! Hidden and secluded, it is a must stop in Acadia for any little ones who enjoy this type of thing.

2  Thank Ritawiebner
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