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Beginner’s Guide to Sand Beach in Acadia National Park

Stops on the Park Loop Road, Acadia National Park

Sand Beach is a really nice point to stop and look around. You can access a few hiking trails from this parking lot and parking area. We recommend getting here early, parking your car,  hiking a few trails, then having a picnic on the beach! If you are doing the Park Loop Road, it’s a great pit stop on your journey. You can also walk here from the Thunder Hole Parking lot, if you take the Ocean Path. 

Getting There

Take the Park Loop Road!

Google Map

Things to See

Great Head Trail

Great Head Trail

Beehive Trail


Ocean Path

Otter Cliffs

Relaxtion on Sand Beach

Take a blanket and relax on Sand Beach!

We love a waterproof blanket for relaxing on Sand Beach after a nice hike. Or bonus, DD has a backpack that is also a cooler so you can hike your lunch in! It’s a very cool thing to eat your lunch on a cliff overlooking the ocean. We recommend you do it at least once.

Enjoy Sand Beach! Share your photos with us – #LoveMaineAdventures!

Happy Trails,

DD and Willow

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Sand Beach, Acadia National Park




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