Reid State Park is Maine’s first state-owned saltwater beach, and offers 1.5 miles of ocean-front. Three beaches are located at Reid State Park: East Beach, Mile Beach, and Half Mile Beach. Each beach is has unique and scenic attributes (that make for great photo ops). The beaches never truly get crowded and are easy to navigate. Entrance to the water is similar for Mile and Half Mile Beaches, a gradual decent to the water where there are larger waves and often a strong undertow. East Beach is rocky and ideal for relaxing and enjoying the view, whereas Mile and Half Mile Beaches are great for water activities in addition to being scenic. Small tidal pools behind the dunes are perfect for kids or those looking to stay away from the large waves. Green head flies can be a problem later in the summer.

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Hours Of Operation

9am to sunset daily

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Available on-site: Adult Maine residents, $6; Maine residents, 65 and older, free admission; adult non-resident, $8; senior non-resident, $2; children 5-11 years old, $1; children under 5, free admission
Annual passes are available; Parking Information

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Life Guard

On-duty; hours not known

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Not allowed on the beach; grilling pits are provided on-site.

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

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A bed and breakfast and inn are within minutes driving.

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Not allowed April 1 to September 30; Allowed October 1 to March 31 on a leash and must be cleaned up after

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Picnic Area

Picnic tables are available at each of the three beach areas.

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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms and showers are available at each beach area.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

Larger waves and rough water can be ideal for surfing

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Water Quality


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Water Temperature

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

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