Maine is blessed with beautiful natural beaches. Whether be it white sandy or rocky shores, whatever your taste may be, Maine beaches have something in store for everyone. People who like to get away in sojourn with their family or friends for the weekends, these might just be the place you are looking for. Apart from natural beauties, the easily accessible offshore inns and restaurants to stay or enjoy a nice lunch or dinner while viewing and listening to the lovely sound of the sea, is an added benefits. For kids also, the beautiful long stretches of sand provide the space to play or build something from sand to showcase their talent. And finally for the youngsters, what is more exciting than going for surfing and ride the waves! Here we list 5 top surfers’ paradise and at the same time, beautiful beaches to visit once you got to city.
Here Are The Top 5 Surf Beaches In Maine Coast:
This fantastic beach is located in coastal region of Scarborough, on the south Portland is a natural crowd puller. With its half a mile long wonderful white sanded beach for sun bathing, beautiful warm water waves for surfing and availability of lovely and convenient shacks and cottages, it is a beautiful place to visit in weekends. Apart from the mentioned ones, the sand embedded shipwreck and striped bass fishing arrangements also adds to its attraction quotient.
With plenty of arrangements like inns, cottages and house rentals to stay in the area, this is another beautiful get away destination for the weekends. Its wide and long stretch of beautiful beach provides a perfect setup for a bare footed walk on the sands, playing volleyballs and its water also provides a fantastic destination for surfing. Off the coast of Wells beach, there is also another associated less populated island area called the Drake’s Island that gives almost the perfect waves for swimming and body surfing. Apart from natural scenic beauties, many marine life forms such as crabs, starfishes and even offshore seals at Bucklin Rock that also add to its attraction value.
Just as the name suggests, this dune-backed crescent shaped one and half km stretch on the south-east of Portland, is one of the favorite destinations for family outing due to its convenient availability of hotels, inns, restrooms and of course, the serene views of natural beach and organized set up for water surfing, lifeguard provisions, snack bar, restaurants and picnic areas.
Long Sands Beach
Whether be a high tide or low, the beach provides a perfect set up for the occasions. At low tide, usually characteristic of all Maine beaches, the 2.4km stretch of beautiful beach provides the stage for playing volleyballs, Frisbee catching, sand castle building , kite flying etc. But when the high tide comes, it provides the ideal backdrop for enjoying surfing in the water. Besides these, visiting the Nubble Light and the light house, enjoying a brunch at the street lined with restaurants and grabbing an ice-cream at Brown’s, purchasing mementoes at some local shops etc adds to the excitement.
Kennebunk Beach, commonly also referred to as Gooch’s Beach, ornate with beautiful beach and concrete sidewalk, which makes it an ideal oceanfront stroll path. This beach and wavy water is a surfers’ paradise that offers great waves for splashing, swimming and of course surfing. Besides, with the provisions like yachts and boats to travel around the coastline and beautiful tidal pole and playground for kids’, this place is ideal for a perfect family outing.
Apart from the above mentioned beaches, the coastal city of Maine is packed with many other beaches. But considering the ideal tidal waves, the associated surfing pleasure and the lifeguard security systems in place, these 5 beaches definitely top the lot with their overall package.