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Maine State Parks

USA Parks
Popham Beach State Park
Chickadee ©
Oh Yell ©
10 Perkins Farm Ln
Phippsburg, Maine   04562
(lat:43.743 lon:-69.8051)

Phone: (207) 389-1335
Bordering the south side of the mouth of the Kennebec River, Popham Beach State Park is truly one of Maine's rare geologic landforms that features a long stretch of sand beach. Sunbathers relaxing on Popham's sands can see Fox and Wood islands offshore, and the Kennebec and Morse rivers border each end of the beach. Visitors can walk to Fox Island at low tide, but are warned to pay attention to the rising tides not to get marooned.

The rolling Atlantic surf draws thousands of swimmers and surfers alike, and shell collecting is a pasttime of many a sea side stroller. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months, but beachgoers should note that this is a strong surf beach with undertows and occasional rip tides. Swimmers should swim within their abilities and near the lifeguard.

Popham Beach State Park is located near Bath, Brunswick

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 27 excellant boogie boarding surf,
I have been there four times in the last month and yesterday was great. We spent almost 2 hours boogie boarding in the surf. This is by far the best state park in the system. I enjoy being in the water even on a cloudy, foggy day boogie boarding in the surf.
August 23 Our favorite place on Earth
all the state parks were re-done several years ago and have wonderful bathroom facilities. great showers in the camping areas. we have gone to all of them. not sure why the above comment mentions outhouses at Popham, that was years ago. Beautiful facilities now, not an outhouse in site. was just there this week. On August 20th, 2013
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Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
Atlantic Birches Inn - Old Orchard Beach, ME
BBs / Inns
An elegant yet casual Romantic, Historic, Victorian Bed and Breakfast. The Inn is perfect for Small Weddings, Honeymoons, Vow Renewals, Engagement Surprises, Anniversaries, Elopements, Family Reunions, Vacations, Ladies Weekends, Family Holiday Gatherings, and Weekend Getaways at the Beach.
32.9 miles from park*
Nearby Hotels

On Maine Route 209 fourteen miles from Bath to Phippsburg - follow signs to the park.


Maine State Parks