Birch Point Beach State Park, Owls Head

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Birch Point State Park is a public recreation area occupying on Penobscot Bay in the town of Owls Head, Knox County, Maine. The state park features a sandy, crescent-shaped "pocket beach" with scenic views of the Muscle Ridge Islands dotting Muscle Ridge Channel. The park is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
Known locally as Lucia Beach, the property was acquired by the state in 1999, in part with funds from the Land for Maine's Future program.
The park offers tide pools, gentle surf, swimming in bracing waters, fishing, and picnicking. Short trails lead to the rocks and enclaves of the headlands that frame each end of the beach. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Owls Head holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Birch Point Beach State Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Typical Maine beach though the water is normally pretty cold here as it drops off into deep water fairly quickly. Being one of the few "sand beaches" in the area it gets very crowed in the warmer... 
    Typical Maine beach though the water is normally pretty cold here as it drops off into deep water fairly quickly. Being one of the few "sand beaches" in the area it gets very crowed in the warmer...  more »
  • Gate closed after Labor Day so it is a half mile walk that takes 10 minutes. Very nice sandy beach with some picnic tables and grills among the trees on the forest edge. Nice rock outcroppings of.....  more
    Gate closed after Labor Day so it is a half mile walk that takes 10 minutes. Very nice sandy beach with some picnic tables and grills among the trees on the forest edge. Nice rock outcroppings of.....  more »
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  • Pretty location. A nice small crescent shaped beach. Small waves and nice rocks for climbing. Lots of picnic area, out house facilities are clean and accessible.
  • My goto once the park closes. Great place. Love having this place in my back yard

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