Sand Beach, Acadia National Park

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Located within a national park, Sand Beach is tucked between two walls of granite, which protect this stretch of the coastline and create an intimate feeling for visitors. Only 265 m (870 ft) long and surrounded by a lavish forest, the beach offers some spectacular views and plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy a day by the water. You will find restrooms, as well as changing rooms next to the parking. Before you visit Acadia National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Often of rolls, cold water 10 ° c, but very beautiful, with clear sand coarse. You have to spend a moment by visiting the Acadia National Park
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  • October 1, 2017
    We stopped at Sand Beach on an overcast, windy day in mid September and the waves were just roaring! They were stunning! With the waves splashing against the rocks on the right side--they looked angry...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Sand Beach is beautiful. It is a little difficult to find parking as it can be crowded, but worth the trip to see the beach and spectacular views. Bathrooms are also conveniently located.  more »

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Where to stay in Acadia National Park

A few campgrounds sit inside the boundaries of Acadia National Park. Camping is available in the park throughout the year, but most campgrounds are only open during summer. There are plenty of campgrounds around Mt. Desert Island, on which Acadia sits, and more located on the mainland within easy driving distance of the bridge to the island. For creature comforts, a lively atmosphere, and easy access to the park, look for a hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast in bustling Bar Harbor, which also has restaurants and shops. Quieter Northeast Harbor, which actually sits on the southwest corner of Mt. Desert Island, has a few quaint inns and bed and breakfasts that offer a more rustic experience than staying in Bar Harbor. If you plan to visit Acadia in summer, book your accommodation as far in advance as possible.
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