Northeast Haven at Popham Beach Rentals
Cool waters and sunny summers await visitors at Popham Beach rentals. Popham Beach is a remnant of Popham Colony in Maine. The colony was the first English settlement in North America. Individuals moved there in 1607; however, a year later the colony was abandoned. During the year that Virginia was built, the first vessel built in America by English-speaking individuals. While the ship is long gone, the history of the area remains for visitors to Popham Beach, Maine vacation rentals.
History of Popham Beach, Maine Vacation Rentals
Popham Beach still remains, but the Popham Colony was lost until its discovery in 1994. Much of the original settlement is now part of Popham Beach State Park. Several attempts to reach the Maine coast were made by early settlers, but it was George Popham that was successful. He financed the colony, and at first only nine council members and six other gentlemen were at the colony along with soldiers and traders. Popham Beach, Maine vacation rentals are near enough to the original colony for you to visit. It is best to take a lunch, having made it at your Popham Beach houses before going to the park.
State Park by Popham Beach Houses
Popham Beach State Park is bordered by the Kennebec River on the south side and the Atlantic Ocean on its front. Scientists believe Popham Beach to be a rare geological landform. You will discover when going from your Popham Beach houses that Fox and Wood Islands can be seen just off-shore of the beach. You can even walk to Fox Island at low tide because of how the water retreats, though it is quick to maroon you during high tide. It is best to check the tides before leaving your Popham Beach rentals for the day.
Recreational Pleasures of Popham Beach Rentals
The Atlantic surf is what truly draws visitors to Popham Beach rentals. It is great for surfing, shell collecting, and even swimming. The surf can be a bit challenging so swimmers do need to be somewhat cautious. Strolling along the beachfront at your Popham Beach, Maine vacation rentals during sunrise is just one pleasure you can enjoy. Towards evening, sea creatures like crabs come to rest on the sandy beaches, where you can walk along the property of Popham Beach houses and see them. Sometimes they may number in the hundreds, depending on the season.
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