Morse Mountain to Seawall Beach

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Morse Mountain to Seawall Beach is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phippsburg, Maine that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 433 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running


bird watching



partially paved



wild flowers


no dogs

6 days ago

Beautiful trail to the beach which is great fun everyone to enjoy. Look out for the mosquitos. Nice trail!

22 days ago

Family friendly! Caution, no bathrooms. It’s not really a trail but an old farm road that you walk for about 1.5 miles to the beach. Roads in good shape. Stroller friendly. Beach is really long and has good white sand. It’s in essence an extension of Popham Beach. Note: parking is minimal and only holds about 30 cars. If you don’t get to park, the attendant will turn you away. Plan accordingly.

7 months ago

Great views and awesome beach. We saw Mt Washington on top of the Morse Mountain covered with snow.

7 months ago


9 months ago

This truly is as good as it gets.

11 months ago

Fairly easy trail hike even with a family of little kids, once you get to the ocean it is great to be isolated from the crowds

Monday, June 11, 2018

We loved the marsh, Mountain View of the marsh meeting the ocean and the quiet beach at the end. There was a hatching of mosquitoes right before we came, but the man at the entrance post was prepared with repellent to share. It mostly kept them off us, but they started flying into our car as soon as we opened the doors. They were a small inconvenience for all the beauty we were able to enjoy. There are no bathrooms so find a stop to go before getting there because we had to go back. Overall, we enjoyed the hike.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Wonderful little introduction to hiking for kiddos. All levels can do this. We bring a blanket and picnic and spend the day on the beach. Our daughter loves this!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Easy trail...many moms with strollers. The reward of the beach at the end makes it well worth it. The summit view is pretty, but not the most awesome "wow" view for a summit. Overall, well worth the hike.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Beautiful view! I would say this is quite a hike through the woods. Saw a bunch of wildlife on the way. Will sure be back soon!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Beautiful summit view of the ocean and the beach is an absolute gem. The “trail” is just a road fluctuating between dirt & pavement. The terrain is easy, the incline is a good workout, especially since it’s out & back so you have to climb the mountain twice. I’ll be back

Thursday, December 21, 2017

family favorite

Saturday, December 02, 2017

An unseasonable warm December day for an amazing hike with great photo opportunities. Highly recommended!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

An easy mountain to conquer on your way to the gorgeous view of Sewall Beach! Bring your bugspray or be prepared to feed bugs in some spots. Loved the mossy woods on the way in ~ reminds me of a great staging for fairy land. Plenty of rocks on the beach for kids to climb. Sadly, no bathrooms at either end of the trail. One of my favorite local hidden treasures!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Gorgeous here!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Great photography ops! Love this trail.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

We love it!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Excellent trail. Definitely not easy as listed. Very steep hills but so worth it when you get to the beach. Just amazing!!! But bring bug spray!!!!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A really nice, easy hike rewarded by a beautiful beach with fantastic waves. Glad I read previous reviews about both bringing bug spray AND arriving before 10 for parking. We arrived at 10:02 and got one of the last spots. As we were starting our hike cars were already being turned away. -- Also note there are no bathroom or changing facilities at trailhead or beach.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Short hike to beautiful beach on a gravel road.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Nice easy hike with the kids. The beach was huge and very pretty. The kids had a great time looking for shells in the surf. They found over a dozen sand dollars. The greenheads and mosquitoes were out of control, so bug spray really is a must.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Easygoing packed gravel out-and-back road/trail through shady pine woods that leads to a pristine ocean beach. Small detour from trail offers lovely high altitude vista of salt marshes and river in the distance. There is a bit of a hill 1/2 mile long going out and returning. No bathroom facilities available. Parking is limited and active Conservancy volunteer will turn you away to avoid overcrowding of cars. We went in late July (high summer season) and were turned away briefly- just drove down road, u-turned and returned, and a carload of hikers or two had left, so we got a spot.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Always a good time. Easy hike - incredible beach - never crowded.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Very nice easy hike with a spectacular ocean view.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

This mostly gravel and paved trail is a fun 1/4 day hike. Be sure to bring bug repellent or long sleeves. There can be mosquitoes some days, notably at the beginning of the trail. Seawall Beach at the end, during low tide, is amazing and expansive. That's why my map looks like I'm walking in the ocean. Pro tip: plan on arriving before 10am if you want to be able to guarantee a place to park and enter. Once the lot is full, the park attendant will have to ask you to leave and come back later or on another day to try your luck. I think the lot holds 20-30 cars at most. If you meet Don, he's like a young Jack Nicholson.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

A gorgeous combination of summit to shore. Easy hike. Manageable even for those who are visiting and not in the best shape. First hiked it on May 29, 1994.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

If you're looking for a quick 1/4 day hike it is great! Little disappointing that you cannot get to the true summit or Morse Mountain secondary to private homes but still a good view and private beach to descend to.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Employee at the parking lot turned us away, extremely rude, saying that the lot was full, and then I happened to overhear him saying to the car behind us that he saw a spot that he could squeeze them into.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Easy, nice hike on a dirt road that lets out on a stunning sandy beach. Definitely take the time to do the view point!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Wonderful hike. Great for kids too.

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