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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  • September 30, 2017
    Popham Beach State Park is incredible. We had read about it and on our way home, wanting just one more Maine experience before ending our vacation, we decided to check it out. It is only 15 miles or s...  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the northeast I have ever been to. You can walk great distance and when you are ready to sit, the views are wonderful. One island you can walk out to at lo...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    The park's main attraction is Popham Beach which is a terrific beach. Wonderful sand and the beach stretches for over a mile. The tide goes out what seems like 300 or 400 hundred yards. A great beach ...  more »

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