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“A beautiful spot to visit”

Popham Beach State Park
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Owner description: State park and beach area that is located on a peninsula near Bath, Maine.
Reviewed April 26, 2013

A place perfect for family or groups of friends. The water is not deep for a good portion so it's great for kids and adults alike who don't want to get too wet. You'll also have the ability to venture, explore and climb before the tide comes in. Great destination!

1  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Beautiful ocean state park. Beautiful drive the park. This state park is extremely clean. Great place for the whole family. You will keep visiting once you viist.

1  Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is certainly a great beach in the summer time--with lots of beautiful white sand to walk or stretch out on a blanket. There is a State Park on site, so there is a fee to enter the parking lot in the summer time. Dogs are allowed, but they must be on a leash. There are picnic tables and rest rooms.
My favorite time, however, is in the off season (the facilities are'nt open, but it's beautiful)--October, November, warm sunny days in December/January--you can't beat a good brisk walk on the beach. Especially if you have a dog--it's a great place to let them run. Dress appropriately for the weather, be prepared if it's windy--and enjoy the day!

1  Thank BMG60
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

One of my favorite places to go. Amazing sandy beach for walking. You can walk forever on this beach it seems, especially at low tide. One of my favorite things about low tide at Popham is the ability to walk out to Fox Island and climb the rocks, explore tide pools, etc. What is also very special is that there are two lighthouses that can be seen from the beach (one on Pond Island and the other on more distant Seguin Island). Those from away may not know that the film "Message in a Bottle" was filmed here. Erosion has taken its toll here but it is still a very special place.

1  Thank Tricia F
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is a raw beach — despite its civilized amenities like paved parking, bathrooms, and shower and changing rooms. We paid $4 to enter even in the off-season. The effects of fierce storms and raging surf on the beach were evident everywhere. Bring a camera! Waves had eaten away at the dunes, pushing the shoreline much closer to the parking lot. The boundary river had changed course to wind its way across the middle of the beach. Its water was brutally cold on bare feet and shins; the ocean was even colder. At low tide, we could walk out to a stony island outcrop and look upon Sequin Island Lighthouse far offshore. Back behind the dunes were many picnic tables and grills and small areas for child's play. We liked most the untamed wilderness quality of this beach; we disliked nothing but having to wade the river cutting through it.

Thank mainemountainbear
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