Fort Williams Park

43.623929, -70.216251
1000 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
(207) 799-9574
Cumberland County

Fort Williams is located off Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. This popular destination south of Portland, Maine has a small rocky beach, vast grassy fields, and spectacular views. Surrounded by rocks, the beach space can be limited during high-tide, although there is ample grass to settle on. The water is relatively calm with low-tide revealing the abundance of small rocks at the entry to the water. The rocky shoreline, cliff-side trail, old forts, and beach will provide a day’s worth of entertainment. The parking in directly in front of the beach is limited to the beach size although other spaces are available throughout the park. The main attractions of Fort Williams are the lighthouse and views; the beach and other parts of the park are great additions to this Cape Elizabeth treasure.

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Hours Of Operation

Sunrise to sunset year round

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Parking is free and plentiful

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Life Guard Schedule

No lifeguards on duty

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Not allowed

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This is a carry in/carry out facility; a lobster roll truck is on-site during the summer months.

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

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Dogs must be on a leash with the exception of the off-leash area of the park.

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Picnic Area

Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park. To reserve a picnic shelter or other area of the park, please call (207) 799-9574.

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A small swing set is provided near the beach with plenty of old forts for exploration.

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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Portable bathrooms are on site.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding


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Walking Trails

There are scenic walking trails; please see the link for a map

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Water Quality


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