Reid State Park

State Park in Midcoast Maine

The highlights of this forested park include the rocky promontory of Griffith Head, and the long, windswept stretch of Mile and Half Mile Beaches – rare examples of sandy Maine coastline that boast a thriving sand dune ecology. The surfing here is considered some of the best in New England, but a heads-up: the water is still freezing! The park is located about 16 miles south of Bath (roughly a 30-minute drive).

No pets on the beach during summer (they can be brought if leashed from October to March).