Make Your Summer Perfect With A Trip To This Easy To Access State Park Beach In Maine

With over 3,500 miles of coastline, the beaches in Maine are some of the best in New England. While Old Orchard Beach offers fun in the form of Palace Playland and those killer pier fries, the rest of our state beaches are fairly laid back. While it’s true that some of the coast is rocky and rugged, wide swaths of it offer sandy beaches perfect for a summer day. Despite lots of competition, we think this might be the best beach near Portland, Maine. Read on to find out why!

Crescent Beach State Park is open every day from dawn to dusk. Entry costs are:

  • Maine residents 65 and older / free
  • Kids 5 – 11 / $1
  • Kids under 5 / free
  • Adult Maine residents / $6
  • Adult Maine non-residents / $8
  • Senior Maine residents / $2


For specific driving instructions to Crescent Beach State Park, click here. You’ll just need to enter your own starting point.

Another great beach to visit in southern Maine is this one. The low tide there is a must-see!