Little Hunters Beach, Acadia National Park

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#15 of 16 in Parks in 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. See Little Hunters Beach and all Acadia National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Acadia National Park travel itinerary planner.
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  • A nice stop to get your toes in the water in Sand Beach is busy (as it usually is). There is a tremendous variety of tiny weathered granite pebbles that have been deposited here that can make it trick...  more »
  • I've reviewed Little Hunter's before but I love it so and it is easy to miss. As someone just pointed out there is no parking lot, just a few spaces on the right side (inland side) of the road. Also t...  more »
  • This was such a great little hike! Not long- maybe 0.5 mi, but it is just so beautiful. Follow a moss covered trail along a brook to where it meets the ocean. A perfect place to "explore" the rocky be...  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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