Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

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Beach · Nature / 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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  • We went mid week in the Fall and practically had the place to ourselves. Beautiful wide expansive beach with spectacular views of the Atlantic. Has plenty of parking, public rest rooms and good...  more »
  • My husband and I began at Sand Beach and hiked up and around Great Head trail. Luckily we are both physically active because, WOW! Even though this trail is rated moderate, you have to literally...  more »
  • 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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