Drakes Island Beach

43.319597, -70.555258
Island Beach Road
Wells, ME 04090
York County

Drakes Island Beach is located off Island Beach Road in Wells, Maine. The entrance areas of the beach have a “community feel” in the summer time as many of the people are “regulars” and arrive early. Most of the crowds are located near the parking areas; as you move away from the beach entrances space is more plentiful. The large rock jetty near the Foster Lane entrance allows for fishing, exploration, or a scenic view of Wells Beach. The waves are on the larger side ideal for adults, teens, and supervised children to have fun in. A mile walk away from the jetty entrance is Laudholm Beach, where people are few and the wildlife is untouched due The Wells Reserve and the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge.

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to 11pm

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Parking

Parking is pay and display from Memorial Day to Labor Day 8am to 5pm daily. There are three areas for parking. The first lot is on Drakes Island Road; this is the largest lot and is also the furthest from the beach with a bathroom on-site. The second lot is at the end of Drakes Island Road, it has primarily handicap spots and a few additional spaces. The third parking lot is located at Foster Lane at the end of Island Beach Road. This lot is a shorter walk to the beach with larger bathroom facilities. 
8am to 1159am $20 buys to 5pm
12pm to 259pm $10 buys to 5pm
Rolls of 20 tokens can be purchased for $80 at Town Hall Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
Lot attendants will also have a limited supply of token rolls.

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Life Guard Schedule

On duty seven days a week from June through September

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Campfires

Allowed only with permit from Fire Department

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Food

Carry in/carry out location with food vendors located within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Lodging

Rentals are within walking distance. Motels/hotels and additional rentals are within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Pets

Dogs are restricted from beach area 8am to 6pm from June 16 to September 15. From 6pm to 8am dogs are allowed on the beach leash, does not apply to service dogs.

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Picnic Area

N/A

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Playground

N/A

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Restrooms / Showers

Bathrooms are available at the Foster Street and Drakes Island entrance.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Water sports are allowed.

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Walking Trails

Seven miles of trails are available at The Wells Reserve; see the map for details: Wells Reserve Trailmap

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