Birch Point Beach State Park, Owls Head

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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.
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  • 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 »
  • This was the low-key, un-crowded beach we were looking for. Even on a warm saturday, there was plenty of room to spread out and be socially-distant. Kids loved the calm water and the sand. Adults...  more »
  • Beautiful place. Off the beaten path State Park. Very relaxing and peaceful. Best to go not at high tide. Water and Beach is lovely. There are places to barbeque and tables spread out in various areas.
  • The beach is lovely and there are bonus trails through woods that feel like sprites are afoot. The giant slabs of granite are fun to scramble on and add to the wild beauty of the beach.

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