Popham Beach State Park, Phippsburg

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Popham Beach State Park is a state park on the Atlantic Ocean in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine. The park occupies a portion of the Popham Beach shoreline that stretches between the mouths of the Kennebec and Morse rivers. The park offers lifeguard-supervised swimming, kayaking, and fishing.HoursPopham Beach State Park is open year round, 9 AM - Sunset daily. The park charges a fee to enter.PetsThe Maine department of Agriculture, Conservation, and forestry states that dogs are allowed on Popham state beach from October 1st to March 31st.ErosionPopham Beach suffers significant erosion issues, especially in the winter. There have been several efforts made to stop the erosion, including placing large boulders designed to hold off the surf.HistoryThe state park sits near Fort Popham, a Civil War-era coastal defense fortification at the mouth of the Kennebec River. Excavations continue each summer for artifacts of the short lived Popham Colony, the first colony in what would come to be New England.
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  • Wonderful off the beaten path on the coast of Maine. You can walk a great distance while enjoying the view, the ocean, and the smell of salt air  more »
  • We always rent a vacation house close to Popham. I'n low tide walk out to Fox Island, sit on rocks and take in the view. Tidal pools with warmer water for little ones to play in. Often on one side of ...  more »
  • Popham beach is one of our favorite beaches. The beach seems to go on forever. We love to go there in the morning to walk the beach and collect seashells or late afternoon/early evening to watch the s...  more »
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  • A beautiful clean beach. There are some places for shade. It's a little pricey to get in but worth it if you love the beach.
  • Its Beautiful and its so much fun
  • This gorgeous place always has a different story to tell
  • So cool
  • Best beach in Maine

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