Popham Beach is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Phippsburg, Maine that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.
From Brunswick at the end of July, we took our first day-trip to Popham State Park, located at the end of the Bath peninsula, by taking a right turn just before crossing the bridge at US-1 onto 209S at Bath. After paying the $5 fee, we surveyed the pristine beach close to low tide. This is the beach where Message in a Bottle was filmed, starring Kevin Costner. We walked along the beach, which was not very crowded. The water was cold and numbed our feet. We waded a ways and noticed that as the tide went out, the rocky island was more accessible. We waded right on across and didn't get wet past our thighs. The water was refreshing, and the rocks were easy to climb (maybe will take water shoes next time as rocks are sharp).
Gorgeous and beautiful, longer beach walk. Totally different scenery at different tides. I was there at high tide so couldn't walk out to the islands, but still amazing and beautiful day. Definitely take time to explore the Fort, as well
Love going when tide is out!!! Fun for all ages! Very well kept also!!!
Popham Beach has been a favorite of mine since childhood. It's always clean, the views are breathtaking and there is a great little island that you can get to at low tide.
Vast beach to enjoy. Loved to play against the moderate river current that opens towards the ocean. Great destination!