With 2,800 Feet Of White Sandy Dunes, Drake’s Island Beach In Maine Is A Top Notch Day Trip

We all know that Maine has more coastline than California. It’s one of our favorite state facts here at Only in Maine! With all those miles of rocky outcroppings and sandy beaches, it’s not always easy to choose the one to visit. Add tourists to the mix during the summer and you’ve got a recipe for some serious indecision. If you’re feeling that way right now, we have a beach you might want to prioritize. It’s great year-round, so don’t limit the bookmarking of this article for summer fun. Consider it a spot you can visit when you want to walk the coast on a balmy winter day, too!

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Drake’s Island Beach is open year-round, but lifeguards are only on-duty daily between the last week in June through Labor Day and on weekends from Memorial Day weekend to the last week of June and Labor Day through Indigenous Peoples Day. You can learn more about it by downloading the official informational brochure created by the town of Wells. Parking is available in the lot from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., but as with most Maine beaches in the summer, it’s best to arrive early. Residents with a sticker can park for free; all others will pay $4 per hour.

If you have the time and a love of beaches we have a fun adventure for you! Take this hidden beaches road trip that will show you Maine like never before.

Address: Drakes Island Beach, Wells, ME 04090, USA