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

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Easy hike with a great view from the mountain and a great walk along the beach. Beach is unspoiled. There are private properties along this trail, so be careful to stay on path.

hiking
bugs
private property
2 days ago

Most of the trail is more of a dirt road rather than a trail, but it went through marshland and woods, so the views were nice. There’s no fee unlike Popham beach, you just have to be willing to walk a couple miles to enjoy the sandy beach. Morse Mountain supplies a surprisingly good view. Watch out for the mosquitoes on this hike though, they can be brutal. There are private properties along this trail too, so be careful to stay on path.

hiking
7 days ago

My son #1 and I hiked the Morse Mountain to Seawall Beach trail yesterday, 11/1/19. It was gorgeous. Perfect Fall day, crystal clear blue skies. The trail was a gentle slope to the ‘summit’ where we sat and had a snack and enjoyed the sunshine and view southwest towards the beach and Atlantic. The descent and path to the beach couldn’t have been nicer. We walked the beach both directions as the tide was coming up. Signs back at the parking lot warn hikers of high tide and we could understand why as we walked the cliff-rocks along the beach. Overall 2 hours 4 miles very well worth it.

hiking
24 days ago

Easy hike with a great view from the mountain and a great walk along the beach. Beach is unspoiled. The waves were crazy when we were there. Well worth hiking if you are in the area

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike to Morse Mountain and on to Seawall Beach. Nice views from the cliffs of Morse Mountain and good to walk barefoot on the beach! Beach flies can be annoying though.

lots of mosquitos. lots and lots.

running
2 months ago

Very easy walk, nice for trail run and or family walk with stroller capability. Def hill to and fro but path makes it seems gentle. The beach at the end of trail is a little piece of paradise, untarnished by parking lots and cars it’s truly amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, easy trail

Easy hike to a beautiful beach. Nice overlook spot halfway in. Mosquitos are brutal.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

easy hike overall with a few mosquitos along the way. the beach was beautiful but horse flies were a bit much. should be gone in about a week from what we were told.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

An easy walk to a beautiful beach!

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

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

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

hiking
5 months 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.

hiking
Fri Oct 26 2018

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

hiking
Fri Oct 26 2018

Beautiful

Sat Sep 15 2018

This truly is as good as it gets.

hiking
Tue Jul 10 2018

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

hiking
Mon Jun 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.

hiking
Sun Jun 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!

Tue 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.

Wed 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!

hiking
Thu Apr 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

Thu Dec 21 2017

family favorite

hiking
Sat Dec 02 2017

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

hiking
Thu Sep 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!

Tue Sep 05 2017

Gorgeous here!

hiking
Sat Aug 26 2017

Great photography ops! Love this trail.

hiking
Sat Aug 26 2017

We love it!

Fri Aug 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!!!!!

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