Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg

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Popham Beach State Park is a public recreation area covering 605 acres (245 ha) on the Atlantic Ocean in the town of Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine. It is the state's highest volume day use State Park. The state park occupies a dynamic shoreline landscape that has created a peninsula between the mouth of the Morse River and the Atkins Bay portion of the Kennebec River. The park is managed by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
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  • This beach is ever changing and at low tide seems like your on another planet. It is vast at low tide and long sand bars to walk out onto.The first time we found Popham Beach it was late in the day... 
    This beach is ever changing and at low tide seems like your on another planet. It is vast at low tide and long sand bars to walk out onto.The first time we found Popham Beach it was late in the day...  more »
  • We love Popham Beach because it’s so spacious and if you visit during the week it can be uncrowded. You can walk through the water to an island that is really fun to explore. Showers and bathrooms... 
    We love Popham Beach because it’s so spacious and if you visit during the week it can be uncrowded. You can walk through the water to an island that is really fun to explore. Showers and bathrooms...  more »
  • Being from PA, we are not used to paying an entrance fee to get into state parks, but this stop was worth it. Specifically planned our visit so that we would get there a little before low tide in... 
    Being from PA, we are not used to paying an entrance fee to get into state parks, but this stop was worth it. Specifically planned our visit so that we would get there a little before low tide in...  more »
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  • Amazing beach for long walks, hanging out at the beach, and we recently came on a day with big swells coming in. It is a state park, no dogs in season (April-September), and fees per person apply. Can be very packed in the summer with a line of cars to enter. Worth making a whole day of it!
  • I love walking for miles here during low tide. We discovered this place when my boys were very young and loved watching them play for hours in the tide pools. My boys are much older now and they still love walking around in each tide pools. Make sure you go there when you can experience the low tides.
  • What an awesome beach!! Took a road trip out east and this was one of my stops. Not many people on the beach that day and we could walk for miles. Amazing. Can't wait to go back!!
  • Beautiful wide open beach soft sand, very clean with bathroom and showers.
  • Beautiful beach. They do limit the amount of people going in due to lifeguards understaffed. This became a huge problem for my friend and I who traveled 2 different cars at different times. I arrived later around 12 just to find all outside parking was taken and we weren't allowed to enter even if we parked somewhere else. There was no phone reception. We couldn't communicate with our friends who were already inside. We waited at least 40 minutes for them to reopen the parking lot to let people in.

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