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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  • Took the Free Shuttle, "Island Explorer" to Sand Beach. Walked the Picturesque Beach. Water temp is 55 degrees in August.  more »
  • The beach itself is lovely, but the real gems are these 2 Acadia highlights at Sand Beach: 1 - Stars over Sand program. Bring a blanket, bug spray, and warm clothes (I wore baselayer, gloves, & hat.....  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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