What Are the Best Beaches in Maine for Families?

With over 3,000 miles of coastline, Maine is an ideal spot for a fun beach vacation with your family.

In this story, we’ll explore nine of the best beaches for families in Maine.

Higgins Beach

The clean, warm water at Higgins Beach is ideal for swimming and the beach is not at all crowded.

Wells Beach

This stretch of coastline is ideal for a family visit to the beach. Plan to visit at low tide, when the beach is spacious and there is plenty of soft sand. 

Ogunquit Beach

This sandy beach offers crystal clear water that is perfect for swimming. In the summer, the water is warm and the beach is very clean.

Crescent Beach

Located in the lovely town of Cape Elizabeth, this sandy beach is ideal for a family vacation. The sea grass and sand dunes make this a beautiful location for beachgoers.

Sand Beach

Located in a quiet, serene spot by Newport Cove, this beach is part of the Acadia National Park. It offers excellent swimming–though the water is cold year-round.

Long Sands Beach

This lovely beach in York stretches for one and a half miles and features beautiful white sand. You will enjoy the views from this beach, specifically the Nubble Lighthouse.

Popham Beach

This 6-mile-long sandy beach is a great spot for families to enjoy and is just 14 miles south of Bath. The swimming is excellent and many visitors like to paddleboard here.

Isle au Haut

If you’re looking for a rugged and secluded spot for your family to visit, Isle au Haut is an excellent choice. This six mile long island is only accessible by boat which limits the amount of visitors to the area.

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