Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

4.5
#2 of 20 in Outdoors in Acadia National Park
Located within a national park, Sand Beach is tucked between two walls of granite, which protect this stretch of the coastline and create an intimate feeling for visitors. Only 265 m (870 ft) long and surrounded by a lavish forest, the beach offers some spectacular views and plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy a day by the water. You will find restrooms, as well as changing rooms next to the parking. Before you visit Acadia National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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4.6
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  • This is the only real sand beach I saw in this part of the country. It is very nice and clean and there are change rooms, restrooms, a foot wash place, and plenty of parking. You'll need the $30/wk Ac...  more »
  • I would recommend although be prepared for the crowds. Out of everywhere we went in Acadia and Bar Harbor, Sand beach was the most crowded. We went late in the day and found parking in the lot even th...  more »
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  • Underrated beach. Amazing water with pleasant views. Didn’t even feel like I was in New England
  • Stunning! Even in the fog and intense waves. Will return. Sooner than later

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