9 Spectacular Spots In Maine Where You Can Camp Right On The Beach

Beach camping in Maine is one of the things we look forward to each and every year. The promise of camping on one of the beautiful beaches in Maine certainly gets us through the long, seemingly never-ending winters we experience here in the Pine Tree State. Because here’s the thing: there are lots of amazing places in America to go camping. Some people love the rocky landscape of the West, others prefer the lush greenery and cool temps of the Pacific Northwest. But us? We have always and will always love camping in Maine best of all. There are plenty of options for amazing camping in Maine, too – perfect for any geographic preference. Like hiding out in the forest? Head to the North Woods! Prefer inland lakes? Try Sebago! But, as long as any type of coastline is your thing, we suggest these spectacular spots for camping in Maine right on the ocean. Because really, it doesn’t get any better than that!

What do you think — where’s the best place you’ve ever gone beach camping in Maine? Share it with your fellow outdoor enthusiasts in the comments below!

Are you trying to fit in as many beach trips as possible this summer? Us too! In addition to the above places to go camping in Maine on the ocean, here are some amazing coastal locales for a bonafide beach day in Maine.

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April 14, 2023

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In addition to the above list of 10 amazing places for camping in Maine on the ocean, if you're looking for more of a wondrous woodland camping experience in Maine, there's really no place quite like Sandy Pines Campground. At first glance, this spot feels more resort than campground and that's exactly why we love it! It's got something for everyone: traditional RV and tent sites, but also has some wonderful glamping accommodations, including charming covered wagons.In fact, Sandy Pines operates three separate luxury rental types: Camp Carriages, Hideaway Huts, and Glamp Tents -- and each accommodation boasts its own bespoke amenities and features. The Glamp Tent is the most "classic camping" of the offerings; each of these tents offer 430 square feet of space, a king-sized bed, and decor hand-picked by New England designers. During your stay, guests have access to a clean and fully updated bathhouse, too; and as if that weren’t enough, all glamping rentals are situated in a wonderfully quiet "serenity zone," ensuring total R&R in this little slice of Pine Tree State paradise.

What are some other great places for camping in Maine?

Vacationland is full of wonderful places to pitch a tent. If you're looking for the best of the best, be sure to check out these amazing campgrounds in Maine:

  • Sebago Lake State Park, Casco
  • Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal
  • Natanis Point Campground, Coburn Gore
  • Cobscook Bay State Park, Dennysville
  • Backcountry Camping at Baxter State Park, Millinocket
  • Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle
  • Lily Bay State Park, Beaver Cove
  • Warren Island State Park, Penobscot Bay


The list goes on... and on! Where are your favorite places to go camping in Maine?