Popham Beach, Phippsburg, ME, USA

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Popham Beach, Phippsburg, ME, USA

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Popham Beach _ I like it when you call me big Popham

Located between the Kennebec and Morse Rivers on Maine's Atlantic coast, Popham Beach is a sandy stretch of shoreline known for its colonial history, charming lighthouses, and a bounty of waterfront activities. You'll find plenty of shops and restaurants in the surrounding town of Phippsburg, as well as a number of outfitters offering fishing charters and boat tours. With a central Popham Beach vacation rental, you'll be close to local landmarks like Fort Baldwin, the Maine Maritime Museum, and the Pond Island Light.

Popham Beach _ once you Popham, the fun don't stop

In case the name didn't give it away, Popham Beach is a major seaside destination. With a broad, sandy coastline and plenty of opportunities for boating, kayaking, and fishing, you'll also find fishing, swimming, and sunbathing spots all along the shore. There are a number of campsites in the area, and you can find several hiking trails nearby. An early landing site for English settlers, Popham Beach is also home to a several colonial landmarks, and you can check out archaeological sites at former forts and private homes.

Popham Beach _'it's the Maine attraction

For an in-depth look at the region's seafaring past _ and present _ head to the Maine Maritime Museum in nearby Bath. With a gallery, library, and small shipyard on 20 acres beside the Kennebec River, the museum offers a unique look at the crucial role of Maine's waterfront industry. You can also hop on one of the museum's sightseeing cruises for scenic views of the area's many lighthouses. At Fort Baldwin, you can stroll the grounds and get a firsthand look at military life in the early 20th century.

No rain, no gain in seasonal Popham Beach

Nearly all of Maine has a warm-summer humid continental climate, and Popham Beach is no exception. Summers are warm and wet, with plenty of rainfall and average highs around 78_F in July and August. Winters are cold and snowy, and lows regularly drop into the teens from December through February. Winter is the slowest time of year in the area, so a Popham Beach vacation rental with a hot tub is a good way to stay warm while saving a bundle on an off-season vacation.

Popham Beach _ a river (or 2) runs through it

On the eastern side of Casco Bay, Popham Beach lies between the Kennebec and Morse Rivers along Maine's Atlantic Coast. The surrounding area features broad, sandy beaches, tidal inlets, and rocky coastline, with hardwood forests and rolling countryside farther inland. The Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area features more than 600 acres of coastal upland and salt marsh, and it serves as a nesting site for endangered bird species like the least tern and piping plover. A Popham Beach vacation rental will put some of the northeast's most pristine natural habitats just outside your door.