Crescent Beach State Park

43.564816, -70.232134
Bowery Beach Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
(207) 767-3625
Cumberland County

Crescent Beach State Park is located off Bowery Beach Road/Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The mile long crescent shaped beach is this beach’s signature. No water shoes are necessary for this Maine beach with its limited rocks and easy descent to the water.  The beach has soft sand with small areas of pebbles and shells mixed in. In addition to the sandy beach, Crescent Beach State Park also offers walking trails that connect to Kettle Cove and John Cove, rocky areas to explore or fish. Other grassy areas are perfect for tossing a Frisbee or football. During busy summer months this vast beach always seems to have real estate open for a relaxing day in the sun.

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Hours Of Operation

9am to sunset daily unless posted otherwise

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The parking lot is on the large side and there is an entrance fee.  
Maine residents 12 and older, $4.50
Non-residents 12 and older, $6.50
Non-residents 65 and older, $2
Children 5-11 years, $1
No entrance fees for children under 5, Maine residents 65 and over, and Maine State Park pass holders.

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Life Guard Schedule

Lifeguards are on duty during summer months.

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Campfires are not allowed on the beach but, fire pits are provided on-site.

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Carry in/carry out location with a snack bar on-site

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Camping is nearby and hotels/motels and rentals are within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Pets are not allowed April 1 to September 30; they are allowed all other times as long as they are leashed.

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Picnic Area

Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park.

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A swing-set and a small playground area are available on-site.

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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Available on-site with showers for rinsing

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

The water is on the calm side, not the best for surfing; kayaking and paddle boarding is possible.

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Walking Trails

Walking trails are nearby, off Jordon Point, and trails that lead to Kettle Cove and John Cove, which offer additional great scenic views Trail Information

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Water Quality


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