Effective May 6, 2010 The Town of Richmond will begin managing recreational use by the general public, including swimming, picnicking, and beach activities at Peacock Beach. For information on hours of operation and rules please contact The Town of Richmond at 207-737-4305 Peacock Beach State Park is a convenient drive off Maine Route 201 on Pleasant Pond in Richmond, about 12 miles from Maine's capital city, Augusta. A small beach and swimming area staffed with a lifeguard make this an ideal spot for a family picnic.