This Hidden Beach Along The Maine Coast Is The Best Place To Find Seashells

One of our favorite facts about Maine is that the coast is actually longer than that of California! How is that possible? If you look at a map you’ll notice all the craggy ins-and-outs that make up the coastal areas. These inlets feel so unique to the state and they also make for a lot more land than you might expect. With all that coast, it’s not surprising that there are so many great places to search for seashells. One of our favorites is a state park just a bit north of Portland and while you can’t take them with you, it’s so much fun to find the shells at low tide!

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Popham Beach State Park is open year-round from 9 a.m. to sunset. Always respect posted notices and if the park is closed for some reason, plan on coming back another day. Also, remember that nothing natural can be removed from a state park, so you’ll need to find the shells and let them go. To learn more about visiting check out the website. There are three trails to explore in the park. To learn more about those check out alltrails.com.

If you’d like to take your shells home, there’s another great place to visit. East End Beach in Maine is absolutely paradise if you love hunting for seashells!

Address: Popham Beach, ME 04562, USA