Lobster rolls, miles of craggy coastline, old-timey ice cream parlors and quaint inns all make Maine a must-visit summer destination. Naturally, such stellar selling points earn the Pine Tree State an abundance of visitors during the warmer months. This year, instead of fighting with fellow beachgoers for a spot in the sand, why not seek out a more secluded stretch of shoreline? Even such a storied seaside escape has some hidden gems that have yet to be discovered by the masses. You just have to know where to look. Ahead, the best beaches in Maine that promise an unforgettable day of sea, sun and surf, without all the crowds.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Visitors must quarantine or provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival in Maine. Visitors from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are currently exempt. We encourage you to Maine’s tourism board for your destinations before visiting for the latest health and safety guidelines in place.