Maine’s Midcoast ranks among the truly fabled summer getaways in New England: a paradise of bays and inlets, estuaries and tidal creeks, seaside hamlets and lobster boat-plied harbors. With a vacation rental from Summer Maine, you dive deep into the heart of the Midcoast magic: supplied with your own slice of paradise, from quintessential Maine summer homes and cottages to multi-acre estates, from downtown settings to secluded woodsy havens—and always within easy reach of the Midcoast waterfront, whether it’s a coastal lake, a tidewater river, or Penobscot Bay swash.
And when it comes to classic New England summer getaways, it doesn’t get much more postcard-perfect than a day at the beach. Here at Summer Maine, we put you within close reach of some fine seashores and lakeshores: some powdery, some pebbly—all lovely! Here are a few excellent beach destinations to consider depending on the setting of your Summer Maine home-away-from-home!
Barrett’s Cove Public Beach (Camden)
Just try not being charmed by Barrett’s Cove along Megunticook Lake: a fine place to take a dip, launch a kayak, have a picnic, or simply indulge in some serious R&R while enjoying a stirring view of Mount Battle, Maiden’s Cliff, and other Camden Hills heights.
Laite Memorial Beach Park (Camden)
Laite Beach boasts its own lovely vistas: prospects of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay, plus a framing skyline of the Camden Hills. The tide-washed cobble beach is a fine place to explore, and meanwhile, you can enjoy a soak from the offshore swimming platform.
Shirt Tail Point (Camden)
A beach along the slow-rolling Megunticook River comes exposed at lower tides at Shirt Tail Point, a local hangout and an especially great spot for paddlers.
Lincolnville Beach (Lincolnville)
Lincolnville Beach offers a half-mile strand of mighty inviting sand—and an ideal jumping-off point for swimming or sea kayaking in a sheltered stretch of Penobscot Bay.
Glen Cove Beach (Glen Cove)
This fine little beach serves up good swimming waters and broad intertidal mudflats that serve as magnets for beachcombers and budding naturalists.
Goodies Beach (Rockport)
A little (but irresistible) swath of sand and some sheltered swimming waters await at Rockport Harbor’s Goodies Beach—also not a bad spot to take out a kayak or stand-up paddleboard!
Drift Inn Beach
Drift Inn Beach is everything a good Maine beach should be! With an ideal location, excellent swimming conditions and plenty of areas to explore, it’s one of the area’s top summer attractions!
Birch Point State Park
Seamlessly blending picturesque views of Penobscot Bay with a perfect location, Birch Point State Park offers visitors a crescent shaped coast that’s perfect for swimming, picnicking or fishing!
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