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In and around Portland, tourists will find a wide variety of beaches, from the large, activity-filled Old Orchard Beach to the small but lovely Higgins Beach in Scarborough. The beaches of southern Maine are some of the most popular because of their proximity to Massachusetts and the plethora of things to do in the region.

Maine beaches are also some of the most scenic, thanks to the varied landscape and picturesque buoys and fishing boats that dot the coastline. You will find that tourists are welcome at even the most secluded of spots, and the locals are always more than happy to let you know where to find the best catch of the day.

Find the top spots to relax by the sea with our list of the best beaches in and around Portland, Maine.

1. Old Orchard Beach

In addition to the seven miles of sandy beach on the Atlantic coast of Maine, this old-fashioned beach resort at Old Orchard Beach has many things to offer. A popular destination for adults is Old Orchard Pier, where you can find an assortment of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues that sit atop pilings extending 500 feet into the ocean. Open May through September, the pier is alive every night of the week.

Palace Playland, New England's only beachfront amusement park, has rides and attractions for the entire family. There are nearly 30 rides to choose from, including more than a dozen kiddie rides for the little ones. Family rides include old favorites like a flume ride, bumper cars, and the huge Ferris wheel with views out across the beach and boardwalk.

The park also has two roller coasters, as well as other high-intensity rides for thrill seekers. Rides are purchased using a ticket system instead of an all-inclusive theme park admission, convenient for those who only want to enjoy a few rides while at the beach.

The Beachwood is a recently remodeled oceanfront hotel at Old Orchard Beach that offers full kitchenettes and self-serve laundry, making it a top choice for families and long-term stays. There is a pool and hot tub on-site, and beachgoers can use the hotel's beach chairs and umbrellas for a relaxing day by the waves.

2. Crescent Beach

Located on Cape Elizabeth about eight miles south of Portland, Crescent Beach is part of Crescent Beach State Park, a picturesque spot where visitors can enjoy all that Maine beaches have to offer. There is a mile of sandy beach, plus grassy dunes, rocky outcroppings, and shady wooded areas, as well as several great spots for fishing.

The beach is known for its gentle waves and amazing views of a nearby island and local fishing boats, popular with families and couples.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season, and there are restrooms and showers available. There is also a concession stand and bicycle racks for those who bike to the beach.

The 4-star Inn by the Sea is very close to this beach and has kids' activities, an on-site spa and restaurant, and a pool. This dog-friendly hotel also has a private stretch of beachfront and offers family-sized suites with full kitchens and fireplaces.

Address: 66 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

3. Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach is a family favorite with ample parking, known for its temperate waters during July and August. You can rent a variety of recreational items at the lifeguard station, including chairs and umbrellas, boogie boards, surfboards, stand up paddleboards, and sea kayaks.

Lifeguards are on duty from June 10 through Labor Day, and swimmers should be aware that this beach can have a strong undertow current, so it is wise to stay in the lifeguard's range. There is a small burger stand for refreshments and lunch, and showers and restrooms are available.

This beach is a nesting ground for the endangered piping plover, so dogs, kite flying, and bicycles are not allowed on the beach from the beginning of March through November. Although Scarborough Beach is considered a state park, it is managed by a private company, so Maine State Park passes are not valid for entry here.

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Scarborough's 1878 Black Point Inn Resort offers an 18-hole golf course, hiking trails, tennis, and many other top-notch amenities including babysitting service.

Address: 418 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Maine

4. Ferry Beach

Ferry Beach State Park in Saco is open from Memorial Day through the end of September. This beach is far less crowded than many others in the area, but has the basic amenities including a changing area, restroom, and picnic area.

Ferry Beach is a crescent-shaped beach that is well-protected from bigger ocean waves, tucked just inside the mouth of the Nonesuch River at the northern end of Saco Bay.

This beach is popular with nature lovers for its many birds, including sandpipers, ruddy turnstones, and the piping plover. The park is home to more than two dozen nature trails and has been the focus of extensive dune recovery programs, which you can learn about at the park nature center.

Hotels in Old Orchard Beach are convenient to this beach, but Biddeford and Saco have less expensive alternatives close to Ferry Beach, like Hampton Inn Saco/Biddeford, which includes breakfast and has a pool and self-serve laundry facilities.

Address: 95 Bayview Road, Saco, Maine

5. Pine Point Beach

Pine Point Beach stretches for about four miles from Old Orchard Beach to the Pine Point Jetty on the shores of Saco Bay. Inexpensive parking and the wide expanse make this a popular spot for beachgoers in the summer, and it is a favorite with surfers for its active waves.

There is a small snack stand, but the beach is also within convenient walking distance of some good seafood restaurants like Pine Point Fisherman's Co-Op. It is also close to a beach shop, where you can find boogie boards and other beach toys or rent a kayak or surfboard for the day.

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Guests at the Fairfield Inn Portland Maine Mall can take a free shuttle to the beach or any destination within five miles of the hotel, and will enjoy many amenities, as well as complimentary snacks each evening.

Location: Scarborough, Maine

6. Higgins Beach

Higgins beach is a popular choice for families for its calm surf, soft sand, and smaller size. The northern end of the beach has the calmest waters, facing the outlet of the Spurwink River. This has made the spot a popular one for both fly fishing anglers and kayakers, as well as those seeking a peaceful stretch of sand.

One of its most interesting features is the embedded remains of a wooden shipwreck that now decorates the shore, sparking the imagination of many a child (and adult) who approaches.

Just 15 minutes' drive from Portland, Higgins Beach is set alongside a peaceful community beach that welcomes curious tourists with open arms.

The locally owned Higgins Beach Inn sits only about a block from the beach and serves an included breakfast at its restaurant. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's bicycle and watersports equipment rentals, or spend time relaxing at the on-site pool.

Location: Scarborough, Maine

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7. Willard Beach

Willard Beach is smaller than many of its neighbors but is perfect for families with younger children who don't want to deal with big crowds. Tucked within Simonton Cove, the water here is calm and scenic, dotted with sailboats. There is a playground on-site, as well as a bathhouse with toilets and showers and a concession stand for refreshments.

If you are feeling adventurous, you can take a short walk on the Spring Point Shoreway Trail out to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, which has been lighting the way into Portland Harbor since 1897. Dating app near stonecrest galleria mall.

A dependable family hotel nearby is the Best Western Merry Manor Inn, which has both indoor and outdoor pools, complimentary breakfast, and self-serve laundry facilities.

Location: South Portland, Maine

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Pine Point Beach (Hurd Beach)

A long sandy beach on Saco Bay that extends from the jetty at Pine Point to Old Orchard Beach.
Maintenance: Both public and private with public access; the Town maintains the beach area, parking lot, and facilities. The Town rakes the beach weekly during the summer months.
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Food/Snack Bar: Concession stand
Trash: Barrels provided
Picnic/B-B-Q Facilities: No
Parking: Municipal parking lot is located on Avenue 5 (off King St.).
Parking lot collection hours from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Parking lot open from sunrise to sunset.
Fees:
$15/day for passenger cars and motorcycles
$45/day for RV’s, buses, and campers
End of Day (3 PM to 6 PM) $5 for passenger cars and motorcycles
Seasonal Beach Parking Passes available at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Type of Sand: White sandy beach
Lifeguards: No
Public Restrooms: Yes, with showers
Fishing: Surf casting
Boat Access: No
Surfing: Allowed; more wave action than Ferry Beach thanks to its location on Saco Bay. All surfers must be connected to their board by using a “surfboard leash” 7’ to 10’ in length.

Scarborough Beach - State Park

This long, sandy beach offers some of the best swimming in New England with water temps in the high 60’s throughout July and August.
Location: 418 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Maine
Hours:
April 1 – April 30: 9am – 5pm
May 1 – June 15: 9am – 6pm
June 16 – August 10: 9am – 8pm
August 11 – Sept. 15: 9am – 7pm
Sept. 16 – Sept. 30: 9am – 6pm
Oct. 1 – Oct. 31: 9am – 5pm
Food/Snack Bar: Mainely Burgers (creative burgers, sandwiches, salads & sides)
Type of Sand: White sandy beach
Lifeguards: From June 10 through Labor Day, the Park has USLA certified Lifeguards on duty on sunny days.
Rental Items: Chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards – $6.00 per day.
Surfboards – $20 Half Day $35 Full Day
Stand Up Paddleboards* – $30 Half Day $45 Full Day
Kayaks* – $30 Half Day $45 Full Day
Half Day Rental Times: 9:00am – 12:30pm or 12:30 pm – 4:00pm
Parking: Parking is limited to 285 on-site spaces and 125 off-site spaces.
State Park Seasonal Beach Parking Passes: Click here
Fees:
Adults (12 to 64 years): Residents – $6.00 / Non-residents – $8.00
Children (5 to 11 years): Residents – $4.00 / Non-residents – $5.00
Children (under 5 years old): Free
Seniors (65 years+): Residents – Free / Non-residents – $4.00
Public Restrooms: Yes, changing rooms and bathroom facilities are available.
Surfing: Surfing/boating at the beach requires a permit, which can be purchased at the control station. (This includes, but is not limited to, surfing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking etc.)
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Higgins Beach

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A sandy beach located within a quaint residential neighborhood that dates back to the late 1800’s.
Maintenance: Private with public access; the Higgins Beach Association and the Town maintain the beach area, parking lot, facilities.
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Food/Snack Bar: No
Trash: Barrels provided
Picnic/B-B-Q Facilities: None
Parking: Municipal parking lot is located at 41 Ocean Ave. (off Route 77/Spurwink Rd.); limited street parking also available on Bayview Ave.
Parking lot collection hours from 5:30 AM to 6 PM.
Parking lot open from sunrise to sunset.
Fees: $15/day for passenger cars and motorcycles
No parking for RV’s, buses, and campers
Seasonal Beach Parking Passes available at the Town Clerk’s Office
No street parking at Higgins Beach year-round with the exception of designated spaces on Bayview Avenue.
Type of Sand: White sandy beach
Lifeguards: No
Public Restrooms: Yes, with showers
Fishing: Surf casting
Boat Access: n/a
Surfing: Not allowed from 11 AM to 5 PM from June 15 to September 15.
All surfers must be connected to their board by using a “surfboard leash” 7’ to 10’ in length.

Ferry Beach

A white sandy beach along the Scarborough River channel, Ferry Beach is somewhat protected from ocean waves by the jetty located on the other side of the channel.
Location: Ferry Road, Scarborough, Maine
Maintenance: Public beach; the Town maintains the beach area, parking lot, and facilities.
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Food/Snack Bar: Snack cart
Trash: Barrels provided
Picnic/B-B-Q Facilities: No
Parking: Municipal parking lot is located at the end of Ferry Rd. (off Black Point Rd.).
Parking lot collection hours from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Parking lot open from sunrise to sunset.
Seasonal Beach Parking Passes available at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Fees:
$15/day for passenger cars and motorcycles;
$45/day for RV’s, buses, and campers
End of Day (3 PM to 5 PM) $5 for passenger cars and motorcycles
Lifeguards: No
Public Restrooms: Yes, with showers
Type of Sand: White sandy beach
Fishing: Surf casting
Boat Access: Municipal boat launch (fees apply)
Surfing: Allowed; limited wave action due to its sheltered area. All surfers must be connected to their board by using a “surfboard leash” 7’ to 10’ in length.

Surf & Climb Weekend Camps

Surf & Climb Camp is a unique weekend offering, introduced in 2016, created by Surf Camp and Salt Pump Climbing. This two day program combines surfing in the morning with rock climbing in the afternoon and gives participants an essential introduction to these two exhilirating and complementary activities.
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Surf Camps for Kids & Adults

Surf Camp for kids is a day camp for kids and teens aged 9 to 15. In addition to learning to surf from some of Maine’s most experienced instructors, “Surf Campers” will explore the local marine environment, learn about our oceans, and make new friends in the process.
Surf Camp for Adults is a 4-day evening program for adults (21 and Up). This program is for first time surfers and those looking to advance their skills.
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Black Point Surf Shop – Lessons & Rentals


Lessons are fun for all ages, whether you are a beginner or looking to hone your skills. Meet the instructors at the beach and they’ll supply the board and suit. For questions or to schedule a lesson give the shop a call or stop by.
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Kayak Storage Space for Rent — Pine Point Co-Op and Ferry Beach

Tired of lugging your kayak to and from the beach? Scarborough Community Services has the answer for you! They now have a 8-space kayak rack at the Pine Point Co-Op and a 3-space rack at Ferry Beach available to rent. $100 for residents, $150 for non-residents. Stop by the Town office to register and receive your rack decal. Limited spaces available.
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