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. Before you visit Acadia National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • This is a great stop along Park Loop Road. The beach is lovely to relax on (but the water is too cold for most people to want to swim) and it is the trailhead to at least one trail.  more »
  • This beach is accessible year round. There is an easy trail to the left out to the end of the point. We were among a few hardy people on the beach in December. We visit this beach every time we are on...  more »
  • The beach is beautifully scenic. There is a large car park, which was also very full with us during the high season. We found a parking lot but anyway.
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  • A must visit when visiting Acadia National Park. Great with kids. Parking can be a issue so be prepared to arrive early. The free Park service shuttle buses are definitely an option. If you do drive be prepared to park on the road and walk. Beach itself is super nice. Great sand. Wide. Water is chilly but it's Maine. Enjoy.
  • Beautiful spring, summer, fall, and winter; high tide and low tide; early morning, mid afternoon, and late evening.
  • Lifetime of memories. Most beautiful views. Water is cold but we love it.
  • Go there every summer. It's a family tradition.
  • Very quaint beach area in Acadia. Too cold to swim in September, but great place to relax after a hike nonetheless. Tons of parking and it's $25 to enter the park per vehicle.
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