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Popham Beach State Park
10 Perkins Farm Lane
Phippsburg, Maine 04562
Voice: 207-389-1335

Follow Maine Route 209 fourteen miles from Bath to Phippsburg - follow signs to the park and you will find Popham Beach State Park. The park is open April 15, through October 30. The park is a free place to visit so make sure you allow some time to play at this wonderful park.

Popham Beach State Park offers you a 529 acres. With spacious sand beach so you can run and play or just relax on the sandy beach. You have plenty of room to have a barbeque so you don't have to worry about getting hungry when you are at this great beach park. There are freshwater rinse facilities so you can get the saltwater off when you are ready to call it a day or just get ready to eat.

The south side of the mouth of the Kennebec River, Popham Beach State Park is truly one of Maine's rare geologic landforms that features a long stretch of sand beach. Sunbathers relaxing on Popham's sands can see Fox and Wood islands offshore, and the Kennebec and Morse rivers border each end of the beach. Visitors can walk to Fox Island at low tide, but are warned to pay attention to the rising tides not to get marooned.

The rolling Atlantic surf draws thousands of swimmers and surfers alike, and shell collecting is a past time of many a sea side stroller. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months, but beachgoers should note that this is a strong surf beach with undertows and occasional rip tides. Swimmers should swim within their abilities and near the lifeguard.

It is a good idea to call the Popham Beach State Park's Hotline during the summer for current tide and parking information. You may get them at 207-389-9125. Surfers can visit www.maineharbors.com for tide information and should add 9 minutes to the Portland chart for Popham Beach high and low tide data.



Pictures and information of Popham Beach State Parkwere provided by Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau

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