Sand Beach

Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Lewiston, ME 04240


Sand Beach is one of the iconic landmarks located in Acadia National Park. This sandy beach is tucked away in a small cove with views of otter cliffs and hiking opportunities. Chill on the beach or follow the Great Head Trail around the point. There is surfing here, but it is not allowed during the summer and early fall. The beach gets packed during the summer months. From Bates, Acadia is best enjoyed as an overnight trip since it takes about three hours to get there. There is reasonably priced camping at Blackwoods which is car camping located in the park (see Additional Notes below)


Park in the lot marked for Sand Beach on the left side of the Park Loop Rd. right after passing the park gate. From here, walk down to the beach. The Great Head Trail can be found on the far end of the beach, and heads out right to the point of the cove.


Sand Beach, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

44.329727°N, 68.183727°W

Additional Notes

A great stop that is often linked with a hike up the Beehive. Consider spending the night at Blackwoods campground.

See also: The Beehive and Blackwoods Campground