Pemaquid Beach

43.873137, -69.518476
Snowball Hill Road
Bristol, ME 04554
(207) 677-2754
Knox County

This popular beach is known for its Caribbean-like sand left over from a glacier. During peak season seaweed is raked and placed in the dunes, clearing the beach and exposing the white sand. The water is relatively clear but, mixed with seaweed; it’s easy to navigate with a mild grade from the beach to the water. With amenities only steps away from the water, Pemaquid Beach can get crowded during summer months but it’s worth the trip.

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Hours Of Operation

9am to 7pm; parking lot closes at 7pm.

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$4 per car or $55 per bus or $4 per person, whichever is less; children under 11 are free

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Life Guard

No lifeguard on-duty.

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Not allowed

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Primarily a carry in/carry out facility, food vendors are available on-site and within 5 minutes driving.

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Hotels/motels and rentals are within 5 minutes driving.

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Not allowed

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Picnic Area

Available on-site

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Baseball field and grass field on-site

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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms are available on-site; closes at 5pm

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Mid-sized waves, possible kayaking or surfing

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Walking Trails


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Water Temperature

Click on “view more buoy data” to view water temperature.

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