Heading to the Beach: Which One Should I Go To?

Denisa and I are looking into a family trip to the beach on Saturday. The only question? Which beach to go to? We’ve been to a couple in Maine already: Old Orchard Beach and Popham Beach. And we’re perfectly ready to go back to those beaches, but I thought I might ask the Great Hive Mind to see if there’s a beach out there we’re overlooking. I’ve googled my way through a few recommendations, but I thought I’d see if any of you out there had any pointers.

What sort of a beach are we looking for?

One that’s friendly for kids, with plenty of open space and not crowded. Some place to wash off the sand before we get in the car would be nice. Better yet, something that’s got interesting things to look at between here and there would be a perk, too.

I suppose this might be a bit much to ask from a single day trip, and if that’s the case then that’s fine. But it feels sometimes like we just keep going back to the places we happened to find the first few years we lived here. I’ve been to Camden, Rockport, Bath, Popham, Portland, Freeport, Augusta, Waterville and the like often enough to want to branch out and see other cool things–but I don’t know what other cool things are out there, and most of the online guides just hit the basic Maine touristy places.

So, friends–have at it! Any places you’re really fond of (that aren’t too terribly far away)? For that matter, anything you like to do at a beach? I’m not the beachiest of people. Never have been, and don’t intend to start. But I know some of you who are. I’m all ears. Or eyes, as the case may be.

2 Comments

  • By Melanie Sweat Crouse, August 14, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

    We usually head back to Popham. I find that the left side and the right side of Popham Beach are different enough to seem like two completely different beaches, so you could always go to the side you haven’t been to yet. šŸ™‚

    It’s been a few years, but I remember really liking Reid State Park. I’m not sure why we stopped going there. It was nice.

  • By Bryce Moore, August 15, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    Thanks, Melanie. Now if only I can remember which side of Popham I’ve already done . . . šŸ™‚

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