Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

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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. To visit Sand Beach and other attractions in Acadia National Park, use our Acadia National Park trip builder.
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  • I liked Sand Beach. It is a beach area in the park. There is plenty of sandy area to lay out a towel and get some sun or just sit and enjoy the sounds of the waves. If you walk to the end of the beach...  more »
  • Natural sand beach that is a rare occurance in this area. Very nice to walk around and see the views from that level. Some were playing in the water, which had nice size waves. It should be noted that...  more »
  • great place to hang for a little while. My 17 year old did go in and then right back out...its that cold. Be warned parking is horrific. If you see a parking spot on the side of the road before the ma...  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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