- Address: Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA, United States
- Tags: Beach, Family And Kids
Sand Beach is a crescent shaped beach located off the coast of Newport Cave and inside the Acadia National Park Maine. Nestled between two large walls of granite and lush greenery, this beach is made up of unique sand of shell fragments. The water temperatures rarely exceed 55 degrees Fahrenheit making swimming at the beach a bit tricky. This beach can be accessed via the Park Loop Road.
Sand Beach Reviews & Ratings
A beautiful beach with some nice views. This is also a good spot where there is a good number of parking spots available. You can get various shuttles from here too. This also serves the starting point for the Beehive trail and ocean path walk.
Beautiful beach. Can swim there but be prepared for cold water and some decent sized waves at times. Great as part of a day hike along the Ocean Path or as a destination for the day. Excellent facilities nearby, changing rooms, bathrooms, water fountain, and even an area to wash sand off your feet.
We loved climbing and Hiking that mountain next to the beach. It was absolutely beautiful and a fun challenge. ( The Rock part is deceiving. Never climbed a 4 foot Rock. Move to the left two feet and take a small step up.)
The icy (and I do mean icy) Atlantic water is perfect for cooling down after a sweaty summer hike—though more appropriate for wading and splashing than full-on swimming. The park provides restrooms, changing rooms, and water (for drinking and for rinsing), which makes it a family-friendly stop on an Acadia trip. Note that wheels will have a hard time getting down to the beach: a tall staircase connects the facilities above to the beach below.
It was legitness!!!