Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Boothbay Harbor Beaches

When people think of Maine, they think of a northern paradise complete with hiking trails, sailing, and, of course, fresh lobster. Where there are seafood and sailing, there are beautiful beaches, and the Midcoast region has no shortage of those. Some of the best Maine beaches can be found right here in Boothbay Harbor! Below, we’ve listed our favorite Boothbay Harbor beaches.

Be sure to include a trip to at least one of these Boothbay Harbor beaches in your itinerary! Then, browse the countless other activities and attractions available in Midcoast Maine. For a complete list of hand-picked restaurants, excursions, and seasonal events, access our free Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide today! It’s the area’s best local resource for planning the perfect coastal getaway.

Here Are All of the Best Boothbay Harbor Beaches

Whether visitors are looking for shores studded with seashells and secret coves or a place to go sailing in style, Boothbay Harbor beaches offer the perfect way to spend a day. There are several beaches within walking distance of Linekin Bay Resort, and several more that are a short drive away in neighboring towns. We think these are some of the best beaches in the state of Maine. Here are the ones closest to the heart of Boothbay Harbor!

Barrett’s Park

For those seeking a beautiful bayfront view right around the corner from downtown Boothbay Harbor, Barrett’s Park is a great option. This park offers two rocky beaches right on Linekin Bay. Guests often stay with us and kayak over to this popular park. It’s a great place to walk the dog, spend time with family, or enjoy a picnic!

Driving distance from Linekin Bay Resort: Four minutes

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Knickerbocker Lake

Knickerbocker Lake is a serene coastal expanse just four miles north of town. This freshwater beach offers plenty of opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and even swimming. After a day at Knickerbocker Lake, be sure to check out the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, a popular attraction that’s on the way back to Boothbay Harbor.

Driving distance from Linekin Bay Resort: 12 minutes

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Grimes Cove

Located at the tip of Ocean Point in East Boothbay Harbor is Grimes Cove, one of Midcoast Maine’s best-kept secrets. This spot provides incredible views of the surrounding landscape and features a boat launch. For those who plan on boating in Maine, we recommend taking advantage of this pebbly beach!

Driving distance from Linekin Bay Resort: 17 minutes

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Hendrick’s Head Beach

Found on scenic Southport Island near Newagen Seaside Inn, Hendrick’s Head Beach is a gorgeous spot with lighthouse views. It’s just a few minutes away from Boothbay Harbor and features access to a small island that’s fun to explore. Be sure to check out the Hendrick’s Head Lighthouse while visiting this beach!

Driving distance from Linekin Bay Resort: 18 minutes

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Pemaquid Beach State Park

While not technically in Boothbay Harbor, Pemaquid Beach State Park is worth including on this list. Located just under an hour away from town in Bristol, Maine, this park offers stunning views of the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, great swimming, and rental equipment like chairs, toys, and other essentials. It’s one of the best state parks near Boothbay Harbor!

Driving distance from Linekin Bay Resort: 50 minutes

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Popham Beach

Popham Beach is one of the best public beaches near Boothbay Harbor, Maine. This rare geological landform borders the south side of the Kennebec River and features a long stretch of sandy shore. It’s a popular spot for sunbathers in the summer. Visitors can even walk out to neighboring Fox Island at low tide!

Driving distance from Linekin Bay Resort: One hour

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Reid State Park

Maine’s first state-owned saltwater beach is Reid State Park. Here, visitors enjoy sandy stretches of shoreline, including the ever-popular Half-Mile Beach. It’s the perfect park to enjoy the sun on a warm summer’s day or spot endangered shorebird species like the Piping Plover.

Driving distance from Linekin Bay Resort: One hour

Boothbay Harbor Beaches

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Enjoy a Private Beach at Linekin Bay Resort!

The best Boothbay Harbor beach of all is the one at Linekin Bay Resort! This historic property was once a girls’ camp but is now a unique family resort situated right on the rocky shores of Midcoast Maine. From our backyard, guests can engage in a variety of water activities like kayaking, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, and so much more. There’s no better feeling than waking up, stepping out of your waterfront cabin or lodge, and going on an adventure. During the All-Inclusive Season, guests receive unlimited access to the resort’s many activities for one low price. There’s even a Kids’ Camp to entertain the little ones!

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