Birch Point Beach State Park, Owls Head

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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.HistoryKnown 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.Activities and amenitiesThe 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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  • There were many cars parked along the road because the gate was down and you couldn't drive in. It was early October, no reason for the park to shut the gates. The walk to the beach wasn't hard, a bit...  more »
  • It's a beautiful sandy Maine beach. There are beautiful rock formations on each end of the beach . It used to be called Lucia 2 before it became a state park .Its a great place for families to come fo...  more »
  • quiet and well maintained park with grills and tables set up for use . there is also a bathroom to use at the park  more »
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  • Such a pretty beach. Great for relaxing, swimming, walking the coast line and checking out the tide pools. One of the few sandy beaches in the area it has a couple picnic spots off to the side. Not much for hiking but a great place to spend the day relaxing.
  • This place is nothing but a swampy doggy park, loose dogs everywhere, and oh yeah, a drone landing zone. They swoop above children playing on the so called beach. There's no staff whatever, so everyone does as they please. It's a real shame, it's a beautiful piece of land, but since there's no one to see it gets chaotic really fast in the summer. The road in is a disaster, it gets worse every year, I'm always afraid I'm going to bust my suspension. If the state wants to save money, shut this place down completely, it's just not worth my tax money supporting a sewer.
  • Small sandy beach. Nice little path in. Good place to kill a few hours with a picnic
  • Plan to go again next summer. Great beach that is sheltered. I was not too worried about my kids playing in the water.
  • Sure, it gets crowded in summer, most beaches do, but this is quite an amazing beach! The view is wonderful, and they have Rocky outcroppings on both sides of the main beach that are perfect for picnics! It is a wonderful beach to expirence when your around the area.
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