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Birch Point Beach State Park, Owls Head

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#10 of 16 in Nature in Mid Coast Maine
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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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  • 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 »
  • When we want to go to the beach, we go to Lucia Beach also known as Birch Point Beach. There is both beach and rocky shore to explore. There are always friendly folks and yet it is never too crowed.  more »
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  • Great public beach with trails and picnic areas surrounding. Sandy/rocky beach mix. Tucked away and not too busy
  • The tide pools brimming with crabs, periwinkles, baby lobsters, and sea stars make this one a favorite with my children.
  • 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.
  • Very pretty beach, great to take a dog to.
  • 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.

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