Fort Foster

43.068435, -70.691207
76 Pocahontas Road
Kittery, ME 03905
(207) 439-3800 Community Center
(207) 439-2182 Front Gate
York County

Fort Foster is located off Pocahontas Road in Kittery, Maine. Offering three different beach fronts, Fort Foster is not your typical beach. Each beach (Pier, Whaleback, and Rocky) are not the best locations for sun bathing; however, these beaches are great for dipping your feet in the water after a scenic walk. The trail system, which has ocean views and shaded trails, also has old forts to explore before setting up and enjoying a picnic. Fort Foster is a great place to explore and enjoy throughout the year.

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Hours Of Operation

Memorial Day to Labor Day 10am to 8pm, October 1st to April 30th allows for foot traffic from sunrise to sunset

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There is a moderate-sized parking lot on-site.  Costs are $10 per vehicle; bike or walk-ins are $5 per adult and $1 per child under the age of 12. Bus day pass is $100 and student school bus pass with chaperone(s) is $50. Kittery residents can get a season pass for $20 (additional $5) and seniors $5 season pass, non-residents $60 (additional $15) available at town hall. Admission is free in the off-season.

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Life Guard Schedule

No life guards on duty.

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Fort Foster is a carry in/carry out location.  Restaurants and other food vendors are available within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Hotels/motels, and rentals are available within 5-10 minutes driving.

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Dogs are allowed; dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after.

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Picnic Area

Picnic tables are available around the park. Reservations are taken although not until January 1st of each year.

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There is a designated playground area and open grass fields.

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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are available on site.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Calm waters would make for great paddle boarding or kayaking.

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Walking Trails

Fort Foster has scenic trails; benches are located along the trail system to sit and enjoy the ocean views.

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Water Temperature
(Click on, “View more buoy data” to view water temperature.)

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