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Birch Point Beach State Park, Owls Head

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Birch Point State Park is a state park in Owls Head, Knox County, Maine. Birch Point is known for scenic views of Penobscot Bay as well as its crescent-shaped sand beach, known geologically as a "pocket beach." The park offers swimming, fishing, and picnicking.
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  • We walked along the rocky. pebbly beach finding beautiful rocks and small sculpted pieces of driftwood. In the woods above the mosquitoes were enjoying snacking on my delicate skin while my wife was b...  more »
  • This is a decent little beach in the area. It's scenic enough and has a good amount of sand. There are rocks surrounding the edges with a forest and some tables for picnics.Some grassy areas are avail...  more »
  • Birch Point Beach State Park is a hidden gem. We were there on October 1st, and there were some light sprinkles. Still, it is a gorgeous place to be even if it wasn't swimming weather--for just sittin...  more »
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  • Great public beach with trails and picnic areas surrounding. Sandy/rocky beach mix. Tucked away and not too busy
  • Great beach if you're looking for something not crowded in the summer. Very peaceful and a great place for taking photos. We saw a bald eagle and several loons (among the other "regular" wildlife) in the short time that we were there. A note though: unlike many state parks which are open 24 hours even though they say they "close" at a certain time, Birch Point has a gate across its entrance which is locked from around 7pm at night to 9am in the morning when it reopens.
  • Lovely beach area, although it gets overcrowded very quickly.
  • Fairly nice small beach. The rocks adjacent to the beach are pretty cool. If you are close by, its a good place to go, secluded, good to play with the kids. Do not travel far for this one. The southern beaches in Maine are bigger and more oceany.
  • Lovely place to walk and explore