Just eight miles south of Portland, Crescent Beach unfurls its mile-long crescent-shaped sliver of sand. Swim, surf, kayak, or enjoy a picnic and an ocean breeze at one of the many picnic tables with grills.
More than just a beach, the park also includes wooded areas, grassy dunes, and rock ledges, all of which are ripe for exploration. Once you’ve collected your fair share of sea shells, you can shower off at the bathhouse and pick up a bite to eat at the snack bar.
Off-season travelers can still enjoy strolls along the beach, or, in the winter, cross-country skiing.
Crescent Beach State Park
66 Two Lights Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
See Maine State Park Day-Use Fees for current admission information.
From Portland, drive south on ME-77 for about 6 miles. Turn left at Ocean House road, and drive half a mile to the park.
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