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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.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 9 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Fishing Hiking Paddle sports Walking Bird watching Beach Views No dogs
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David Linscott
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David Linscott
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Christopher Lemay
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Hiking

Love this place it’s one of my kids favorites.Theres a fort and trail on top of the hill behind this fort as well

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

Out of numerous Maine beaches, this was my favorite. Fort was very interesting...go check it out.

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Peter Fries
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One of the best walking beaches on the eastern seaboard.

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Benji Morin
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Nice view

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Fruits Of Life Is Natures Candy
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Walking

Was visiting family in Harpswell and couldn’t be happier we visited here. The beach was just amazing. Walking though the fort really gives you an appreciation for the history that took place. Another place I went to but isn’t pulling up on here is Fort Edgecomb. Everything was so beautiful I just didn’t want to leave!

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Christine Ayers
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As good as it gets.

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Tesaira Rodrigue
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You can walk to the Island when the water parts and find a bunch of Sand Dollars. Absolutely Beautiful. The fort at the end is something you want to adventure down towards

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Bill Watson
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Walking

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).

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Laura Petrolino
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Walking

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

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Carrie Sylvia
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Love going when tide is out!!! Fun for all ages! Very well kept also!!!

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Anna Hunsberger
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Walking

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.

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Sebastian Varas
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Camping

Vast beach to enjoy. Loved to play against the moderate river current that opens towards the ocean. Great destination!

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Shawn Letourneau
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Very clean

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Jerri Sparks
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One of my family's favorite hikes since there's a fort for the kids to explore and lots of photography opportunities for me. I truly felt like we were at Land's End. And there's a nearby lighthouse!

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Jim Henrikson
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Craig A. Bailey
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Jim V
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Kimbrell Hughes
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Patrick Kolarik
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David Karachuk
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Priscilla Giroux
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Jonathan Kilpatrick
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Jean Belanger
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Kelly Violette
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Sheri Clark Nadell
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Chris Shank
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Joel Smith
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John Farmer
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