Little Hunters Beach, Acadia National Park

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Nestled in a small cove, Little Hunters Beach makes a good resting spot on a leisurely shoreline walk. Surrounded by a coniferous forest, this quaint beach is covered with large cobblestones and accessible via a wooden stairway. You won't be able to swim here due to strong tides and low temperatures of the water, but you can stroll along the coastline until you come across several tidal pools safe to explore. A visit to Little Hunters Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Acadia National Park trip app to plot your vacation.
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  • This is more like a rocky cove more than a "beach" as it is totally covered in rocks. Fast tide and lots of waves will prevent anyone from swimming. Unique in it's own with steep stair trail to access...  more »
  • We named this beach area "cobblestone beach" because it is made entirely of cobblestones of every size! I've never seen anything like it before! And, because of the cobblestones, when the waves start ...  more »
  • The beach is on that part of the Acadia which is on the one way traffic of Park Loop Road, so slow down after Otter Point, else it may be missed. The view of Otter cove is captivating. Worth a stop in...  more »

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Where to stay in Acadia National Park

A few campgrounds sit inside the boundaries of Acadia National Park. Camping is available in the park throughout the year, but most campgrounds are only open during summer. There are plenty of campgrounds around Mt. Desert Island, on which Acadia sits, and more located on the mainland within easy driving distance of the bridge to the island. For creature comforts, a lively atmosphere, and easy access to the park, look for a hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast in bustling Bar Harbor, which also has restaurants and shops. Quieter Northeast Harbor, which actually sits on the southwest corner of Mt. Desert Island, has a few quaint inns and bed and breakfasts that offer a more rustic experience than staying in Bar Harbor. If you plan to visit Acadia in summer, book your accommodation as far in advance as possible.
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