Popham Beach, ME, USA

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Feel the sand between your toes on Popham Beach

Popham Beach is a patchwork of white-capped waves and sloping sands, of drifting dunes and shifting coastal cliffs that lurch this way and that with the whims of the ocean. It's also one of Maine's most visited seaside spots, with sunseekers spreading out on the edge of the Atlantic to soak up the New England sun during the warmer months, and hikers, picnickers, and history buffs wandering the reserves beneath Fort Popham and Fort Baldwin during the rest of the year. Search for Popham Beach vacation rentals if you're looking to feel the sand between your toes.

Popham Beach offers adventures on the dunes

Popham Beach's shifting, ever-changing landscape is the perfect playground for those who love to adventure along the seashore. Whether it's sea kayaking around the rock pools of the Morse River, paddling in the shallows of the state park reserve, or hiking the sandbanks out to hidden islands in the Atlantic, you're sure to find something to keep you busy. Those who've bagged Popham Beach vacation rentals close to the National Register Historic Places in the middle of the Popham headland also have guided history tours and pretty picnic spots on the doorstep.

Popham Beach is packed with history

Popham Beach attractions strike a fine balance between historical and outdoorsy pursuits. You could wallow away your whole trip in the Popham Beach State Park, making the tricky walks over to Fox Island when the tide allows, fishing on the headlands on the edge of the Kennebec River, or riding the swells that roll in off the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, you could delve into centuries of military history at the Fort Popham and Fort Baldwin sites _ one a relic of the Civil War, the other a battery from WWI.

Popham Beach shines from June to August

Because of their location on the edge of the frothing Maine Atlantic coast, Popham Beach vacation rentals get packed out during the warmer months of the year. That's when folk from all across New England flock to the state's premier beach park for long days of sunbathing, swimming, surfing, and dune walking. That said, Popham doesn't shut down entirely in fall and winter, which is when it's possible to catch the bristling winds on the cliff walks, or see the National Historic Sites without the crowds.

Popham Beach is pretty as a picture

Popham Beach runs the length of the coast between the mouth of the Kennebec River and the smaller estuary of the Morse River. As these 2 waterways collide and spill into the ocean, they create a unique habitat of sandbanks, rock pools, and beaches. Low tide opens up walks to Fox Island out at sea _ just be sure not to get stuck there as the waves creep towards the shore. It's also possible to ditch the sands and head through the woods on the Perkins Farm Trail, which offers up the delights of crumbling historic forts towards its finish.