Imagine a sprawling, rocky shoreline peppered with historic lighthouses and surrounded by beautiful forests. That is exactly what you’ll see when visiting Midcoast Maine! In this unique region, sailing, swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding are all popular ways to spend a summer’s day. These activities are best enjoyed at one of the area’s beautiful beaches! The town of Boothbay Harbor is the best place to begin a nautical adventure. Here are five of the best Boothbay Harbor beaches to visit when in town.
Soaking up the sun at one of these Boothbay Harbor beaches is a must this summer. Before heading for the coast, be sure to browse the countless other activities and attractions available here! For a complete list of hand-picked restaurants, excursions, and seasonal events, access our free Midcoast Maine Vacation Guide today. It’s the area’s best local resource for planning the perfect coastal getaway.
Our 5 Favorite Boothbay Harbor Beaches
Between shell-hunting on the shore, exploring secret coves, and sailing in style, the Boothbay Harbor area’s beaches have something for everyone. Several of Midcoast Maine’s beaches are just a short drive away, and several more are located in neighboring towns. We think these are the best beaches in the state! Here are the ones closest to the towns of Southport and Boothbay Harbor.
Hendrick’s Head Beach
Hendrick’s Head Beach is just a short drive away from Newagen Seaside Inn on Southport Island! This gorgeous spot offers lighthouse views and access to a small island that’s fun for the whole family to explore. Be sure to check out the Hendrick’s Head Lighthouse while visiting this beach!
Driving distance from Newagen Seaside Inn: 10 minutes
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Right around the corner from downtown Boothbay Harbor is Barrett’s Park, a wonderful spot featuring beautiful bayfront views. At this park, visitors experience two rocky beaches that overlook Linekin Bay. We think Barrett’s Park is the perfect place to spend time with family or enjoy a picnic!
Driving distance from Newagen Seaside Inn: 19 minutes
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Just four miles north of Boothbay Harbor is Knickerbocker Lake. This freshwater beach offers plenty of opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and even swimming. After a day at Knickerbocker Lake, be sure to check out the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a popular attraction that’s on the way back to Southport, one of the best places to visit on the Maine coast.
Driving distance from Newagen Seaside Inn: 20 minutes
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Situated at the tip of Ocean Point in East Boothbay Harbor is Grimes Cove, one of Midcoast Maine’s best-kept secrets. For those who seek incredible views and access to a boat launch, this pebbly Boothbay Harbor beach is a great choice. It’s a perfect place to start for those who plan to go boating in Maine!
Driving distance from Newagen Seaside Inn: 28 minutes
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Pemaquid Beach State Park
Pemaquid Beach State Park is not technically in Boothbay Harbor, but it still provides stunning views, great swimming, and handy rental equipment like chairs and toys. This beach is also ideal for lighthouse lovers; be sure to snap a picture of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse! We think it’s one of the best state parks near Boothbay Harbor!
Driving distance from Newagen Seaside Inn: 57 minutes
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We love these Boothbay Harbor beaches, but the best beach of all can be seen from one of our Southport, Maine, accommodations! Newagen Seaside Inn is the perfect coastal place to spend time with loved ones. Guests can choose between a private cottage or traditional guest room and engage in exciting on-property events and activities. The best part? No matter what guests decide to do at the inn, they’ll enjoy panoramic views of Cape Newagen!